There are many different causes of pain in the foot and ankle. A thorough assessment will be undertaken to establish the diagnosis and devise an effective management plan. Many foot and ankle problems are stress injuries, caused by inappropriate footwear and/or poor gait when running or walking. Your foot and lower limb function will be assessed and your range-of-motion and muscle strength tested. Your foot posture and gait (your manner of walking) will also be evaluated.
Lucy uses a combination of orthotics (insoles), appropriate footwear and activity modification to treat these injuries and reduce the need for surgical intervention. If a systemic cause is suspected, a referral to the relevant specialist will be initiated.