Osteopath treatments for ankle and foot injury can be very beneficial. Osteopathic examination of lower limb biomechanics may lead to a fast recovery from an ongoing foot or ankle problem.
The foot and ankle joint are made up of many small bones and a network of complex tendons and ligaments. These can become strained, torn and inflamed when excessive force is applied to the foot through trauma or constant use.
Sprained Ankle – The anterior talofibular ligament is the most common ligament damaged. Sprains to the outside of the foot account for 85% of all ankle sprains.
Plantar fasciitis or Policeman’s Heal is a very common foot problem. The pain is felt on the underside of the heal and is due to inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue originating on the bottom of the heel and extending along the sole of the foot to the five toes. Osteopath treatments consisting from manipulation of the foot and ankle and help the plantar fascia recover by breaking down adhesions and increasing blood flow to the damaged area.