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WHY DO I GET FOOT PAIN !?

Our ankles are an amazing joint that we use every day, but with that comes the risk of injury. Even simple activities like walking up stairs or getting out of bed can lead to an ankle injury. However, there are ways to prevent these injuries with proper caution and ankle stability training. In this blog, we'll discuss the different types of ankle injuries, the complexity of the ankle joint, and the symptoms associated with these injuries.


While athletes and those who engage in physical activity are more prone to ankle injuries, anyone can suffer from an ankle injury at any time. The ankle joint is complex and made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all of which can be damaged or injured.


One common type of ankle injury is an ankle sprain, which occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched or torn. This usually happens when the ankle twists or turns in an awkward direction. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Treatment options include rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy.




Another common type of ankle injury is a fracture, which is a break in one or more of the ankle bones. Fractures can be caused by direct impact or a fall and can be displaced or non-displaced. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Treatment options for a fracture include immobilisation with a cast or boot, and in severe cases, surgery.


Achilles tendonitis is a third type of ankle injury that occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone, becomes inflamed. This is common in athletes who participate in sports that involve running, jumping, and quick starts and stops. Symptoms include pain and tenderness along the Achilles tendon and difficulty in flexing the foot. Treatment options include rest, physical therapy, and in severe cases, surgery.




You can prevent ankle injuries by warming up and stretching before physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and using proper techniques while playing sports. Wearing proper shoes with good ankle support can also help prevent ankle injuries.

In conclusion, ankle injuries are common and can occur due to a sprain, fracture, or tendonitis.


Symptoms of ankle injuries include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.


Treatment options include rest, ice, compression, elevation, and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.


It's important to take necessary precautions to prevent ankle injuries, and if an injury does occur, seek medical attention right away.


Remember to keep your ankles mobile, and if you can't do a single leg calf raise or touch a wall with your knee while keeping your foot flat and 10cm away from the wall, make it your goal this month!


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