Ankle Sprains and Strains
When you sprain your ankle, you injure the ligaments of your ankle. If you strain your ankle, you’ve injured the tendons of the muscles around your ankle. When you visit a Focus Physiotherapy clinic, including our new North York location, a Registered Physiotherapist will perform special tests to determine which injury applies in your case, and treat you accordingly.
Once a thorough assessment is completed, you can start your personalized treatment program, which optimizes your potential for recovery. This treatment will address the loss of range, strength and function that you’ve been experiencing. We will also help you reduce the pain and inflammation in the area. You may also require bracing or support following your ankle injury. Some people are predisposed to ankle injuries, and will therefore benefit from a strengthening regimen to increase ankle stability when running or playing sports.
Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot. The result is a painful condition, sending sharp pains along the arch of the foot. It’s a pain that worsens at the end of the day, and with prolonged standing.
There are several conditions that can mimic the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis, so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Focus Registered Physiotherapists start every personalized treatment program with a thorough assessment of symptoms, lifestyle factors, medical records and test results to ensure the most appropriate treatment and a speedy recovery.
Treatment is likely to include the use of equipment as well as techniques to reduce pain and swelling, along with manual therapy, exercises and stretches to reduce scar-tissue formation and help you heal. It could be that we also recommend inserts or custom orthotics to prevent re-injury.
Morton’s Neuroma, also known as Intermetatarsal Neuroma, or Interdigital Neuroma, is a painful condition on the bottom of your foot that you typically feel between your toes. It’s a sharp pain that often gets worse as the day progresses. Morton’s Neuroma is the result of a pinching or irritation of the nerve that passes between your toes and it’s due to prolonged pressure. If left unchecked, Morton’s Neuroma can require surgery to decompress the affected nerves.
To assess the cause of your problem, we will not only examine your feet, but also your shoes. By taking a complete history, we’ll be able to determine all the contributing factors that have resulted in your condition. We may ask you to make certain changes to your activities and footwear to enhance your clinic recovery program. Your treatment will be guided by a Registered Physiotherapist with specific training to address musculoskeletal issues of this type.