Foot and Ankle Pain Relief Oakville, ON

Foot and Ankle Pain Relief

Jessica S.

Pat was wonderful with my nine-year-old gymnast who was experiencing ankle pain. He has a great rapport with kids and explained the exercises very clearly to her. Dahlia now thinks physio is fun and even though she is pain-free she keeps asking when she can go back!

Vanessa C.

A few months ago, I sustained a high ankle sprain from soccer. I was barely able to walk, however, after a few months of physio from Anthony, I am now back on the soccer field and better than ever.

Mike B.

They did a great job with my torn Achilles’ tendon and knee. My progress was faster than I thought it would be and I attribute it to their technique and follow-up.

Katie T.

Went for physio on my gymnast son's ankle. They were able to isolate where the injury was, the degree of injury, and provided therapy solutions. The best part (besides my son's quick healing) provided a very thorough appointment report! I was super impressed with the knowledge and expertise at this facility.

Raffaella P.

We have had an extremely positive experience at Leaps and Bounds for our daughter (competitive gymnast) who required treatment for a significant ankle sprain. Pat and his team are knowledgeable and highly effective in providing specialized and individualized physiotherapy treatment

Foot and Ankle Pains Can Make Life Difficult – Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Care Can Help

Physiotherapy and chiropractic care have been proven to help with the rehabilitation of injured extremities, in addition to providing relief for both acute and chronic pain.

Foot and ankle pain can stem from a variety of different causes, but Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation can help get you back on track.

You spend an incredible amount of time using your feet every day, and if you are suffering from foot and ankle pain, your life can be greatly impacted. It can cause dread and agony when taking the stairs, walking a block to your office, or even driving your car.

Book an appointment today with a licensed Oakville, ON physiotherapist and learn more about how our services can benefit you!

What will physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy treatments look like for foot and ankle pain?

Whether you are suffering from an acute injury or chronic condition in your foot or ankle, you can find relief at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation. Our Oakville, ON physiotherapists and chiropractors will conduct a thorough examination to find what is causing your pain, and then a personalized treatment plan will be created for you specifically.

Your treatment plan will focus on quick pain relief and other symptom modification through the application of one or more of specific movements, manual techniques, therapeutic modalities like acupuncture, and advice specific to your case. Afterward, recovery of function becomes important, and it will involve your physiotherapist or chiropractor expanding your treatment plan to include strengthening of your foot, ankle, and surrounding muscle groups, balance or proprioception exercises, as well as gradual (re-) exposure to your activity, and eventually back to living life comfortably.

Common conditions causing foot and ankle pain

Foot and ankle pain can occur suddenly due to an acute injury, or it can develop over time in relation to a chronic, underlying condition.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are several common causes of foot pain and ankle pain, including:

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation in the connective tissue on the bottom of your foot. This can occur from aggravated overuse or improper loading, such as constant standing, changes in footwear or activity.

Fallen arches

Your foot contains several tendons that work together to form your arch. When the tendons pull together properly, your foot will form a proper arch. However, when the tendons do not pull together properly, your foot will form a very small arch or no arch at all. This is referred to as “fallen arch” or “flat foot”. The twist here is that we used to think this was a leading cause of pain or discomfort over time.  But we now know this is not the case, as many successful runners and athletes have flat feet that don’t pose a problem at all.  So if you have pain in this area, look for improper loading strategies as a possible source.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the tarsal tunnel becomes pinched and inflamed. This nerve runs through the ankle to the foot.

Fractures

A fracture occurs from excessive force or trauma to the bone, causing it to crack or break entirely. A fracture to the foot or ankle could result in weeks of downtime to ensure proper healing.

Bursitis

Bursitis occurs when the tendons rub against the “bursae” or anti-friction sacs, causing them to become irritated and uncomfortable.

Tendinitis

Tendinitis, or now commonly referred to as tendinopathy, occurs from excessive overloading of the tendons, causing them to become inflamed and hypersensitive.

Arthritis

Arthritis can be an inflammatory or a degenerative condition that affects the joints and results in pain; the most common types including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Both types of arthritis can greatly impact the foot and ankle joints.

Sprains and strains

A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched too far or torn, while a strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is stretched.

Referral from your lower back

Believe it or not, approximately 30% of ankle and foot pain, whether isolated or together with other lower extremity symptoms, can be caused by a problem in your lower back.

Why did my foot/ankle pain develop?

Your feet and your ankles are complex mechanical structures that must work together in harmony in order to function at their optimal level. The ankle joint consists of three bones that all must interact with one another correctly, along with the various connective tissues that hold the assembly of the joint together. The foot is even more complex, containing approximately two dozen bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Because there are many complicated structures that make up your feet and ankles, pain in those areas is a very common affliction.

An injury to your foot or ankle can result in pain so severe that you avoid putting weight down on your foot. This leaves you with only two options; hopping around, risking injury to your other foot, or worse, being stuck in a chair, unable to go anywhere and take care of yourself or others. Even mild pain can cause physical limitations to your daily life, and burden those around you.

Ready to say goodbye to foot and ankle pains?

Don’t let foot and ankle pain slow you down! Our Oakville, ON physiotherapy, and chiropractic practice will help you dictate your own mobility, comfort, and overall function, free from the limitations of foot and ankle pain.

Contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today to schedule your appointment. We’ll help you get back on your feet in no time!