Ankle and foot pain
Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) is an ankle and foot pain treatment centre of excellence in Balmain and Rozelle, Sydney. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the highest standards in evidence-based treatments for ankle and foot pain and discomfort.
Lateral ankle sprain
Ankle sprains are the most common injury of the ankle. They can be minor to severe. Typically they are graded I to III with grade III being the worst. Of all the types of ankle sprains, a lateral ankle inversion sprain is the most common. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the highest standards in lateral ankle sprain treatments to give you the very best outcomes in your recovery.
Medial ankle sprain
A medial ankle sprain is also called a pronation-eversion sprain and occurs when you roll your ankle and stretch the inside ligaments of the ankle.
A bruised heel indicates that there has been damage done to the blood vessels of the heel. A bruised heel may result from an injury to the heel fat pad (fat pad syndrome) or fracture to the heel bone. A bruised heel can take some time to heel and protecting the area during recovery is important.
Broken heel bone (Calcaneal fracture)
A calcaneal fracture is a troubling condition that will render patients immobile for some time until the fracture heals. Specialist medical review is needed.
Bunions are a common deformity of the big toe. Chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments can help reduce pain and improve function. Non-surgical treatments include support, padding and modification to the toe function along with strength and mobility exercises.
Athletes foot is a common fungal infection of the foot that can affect anyone. There are many treatments and simple recommendations that should be followed to reduce the risk of getting athletes foot.
Ingrown toenails are common in the sporting community and can occur from a variety of causes. For prompt recovery, treatment should be sort early.
Blisters are a common occurrence for athletes and anyone who wears new shoes. Blisters can occur in areas of friction and are classically located on the heel or the sides and tops of the toes.
Heel spurs are bone outgrowths that form on the heel bone. Heel spurs are common in the community and may cause heel pain. Many heel spurs are not symptomatic and do not cause heel pain. A proper assessment is needed to detect the cause of heel pain even in the presence of heel spurs.
Extensor tendinitis is the common name for inflammation that occurs on the top of the foot and ankle. It is common in athletes and people who engage in running and walking.
Metatarsal fractures include stress fractures that occur from overuse (repetitive stress) or acute fractures that result suddenly from a large injury.
Stress fractures of the foot and ankle
Stress fractures are a common injury in the foot and ankle. Stress fractures are typically caused by overtraining or overuse.
Achilles tendon rupture
Achilles tendon rupture occurs when the Achilles tendon tears completely. Achilles tendon rupture is typically caused when a large force is placed through the tendon such as those in running, jumping and loading.
Achilles tendonitis is a term that refers to inflammation of the Achilles tendon or its covering. It’s an injury that commonly occurs to those who jump and jog or run regularly.
Anterior ankle impingement
Anterior Ankle Impingement is a condition where an individual experiences discomfort and pain in the front part of their ankle. Anterior ankle impingement is caused by compression of bone or soft tissue structures during activities that involve maximal ankle bending motion.
Calf muscle tear
Calf muscles tears are common injuries. Tears are typically caused during activities that require running, jumping, or sudden stopping.