FOOT/ANKLE PAIN AND CHIROPRACTIC
Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core osteoarthritis treatments and exercise
Ankle and foot pain is defined as pain arising from the anatomical region of the ankle and foot.
Foot and Ankle Pain can be due to:
- Degenerative Changes
- Congenital Conditions
- Inflammatory Arthropathies (Inflammation of the Tendons)
At the clinic we use TOG Gait Analysis to assess weight distribution, pressure points and based on these findings, we can provide custom-made orthotics.
Chiropractic Treatment for Ankle Pain
Chiropractors treat ankle and foot pain using a package of care that may include manual therapies, electrotherapy (Ultrasound), acupuncture, use of supports and onward referral when indicated.
There is evidence to support this approach to patient care:
- Brantingham JW, Globe G, Pollard H, Hicks M, Korporaal C, Hoskins W. Manipulative therapy for lower extremity conditions: expansion of literature review. J Manipulative Physiol 2009; 32(1): 53-71
- Breen A, Langworthy J, Bagust J Improved early pain management for musculoskeletal disorders. Health and Safety Executive, Report no.399, 2005
- Department of Health (DoH) The Musculoskeletal Services Framework. Department of Health, July 2006.
- National Health and Research Medical Council (NHMRC) Evidence-based management of acute musculoskeletal pain. Australian Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Guidelines Group. University of Queensland and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, June 2003.
National Health and Research Medical Council, Australia.
- Van der Wees PJ, Lenssen AF, Hendriks EJ, Stomp DJ, Dekker J, de Bie RA. Effectiveness of exercise therapy and manual mobilisation in ankle sprain and functional instability: a systematic review. Aust J Physiotherapy 2006; 52(1): 27-37.