Foot & Ankle Pain

At My Podiatrist Canberra we treat foot and ankle pain. By addressing the root causes of foot and ankle pain, podiatrists can help individuals regain mobility, alleviate discomfort, and improve their overall quality of life. Early intervention and ongoing podiatric care contribute to better outcomes and long-term foot health.

What are the common causes of foot and ankle pain?

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes, causing heel pain.
  • Arthritis: Various forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, can lead to joint pain and inflammation in the feet and ankles.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of tendons, commonly the Achilles tendon or the tendons surrounding the ankle, resulting in pain and stiffness.
  • Flat Feet or Overpronation: Insufficient arch support or abnormal foot mechanics can lead to pain, especially in the arches and heels.
  • Bunions: Deformities at the base of the big toe that cause pain and discomfort, often exacerbated by ill-fitting footwear and high heels.
  • Neuromas:  Enlarged nerves, such as Morton’s neuroma, can cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the ball of the foot.
  • Fractures: Trauma or overuse can result in stress fractures, causing localised pain in the affected area.
  • Inversion Ankle sprain: Most common twisted ankle injury, can involve damage to the anterior talofibular ligament, the calcaneofibular ligament, and the posterior talofibular ligament.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, often due to overuse or improper footwear, causing pain at the back of the heel.
  • Gout: A form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, leading to sudden and severe pain, often in the big toe.

Are custom orthotics helpful for foot pain? 

Yes, custom orthotics prescribed by a podiatrist can provide support and alleviate foot pain.

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Can foot and ankle pain be related to my weight? 

Yes, excess weight can contribute to foot and ankle pain. A podiatrist can provide advice on lifestyle modifications and suitable interventions to alleviate pain.

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At My Podiatrist Canberra we treat foot and ankle pain. By addressing the root causes of foot and ankle pain, podiatrists can help individuals regain mobility, alleviate discomfort, and improve their overall quality of life. Early intervention and ongoing podiatric care contribute to better outcomes and long-term foot health.

What are the common causes of foot and ankle pain?

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue connecting the heel to the toes, causing heel pain.
  • Arthritis: Various forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, can lead to joint pain and inflammation in the feet and ankles.
  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of tendons, commonly the Achilles tendon or the tendons surrounding the ankle, resulting in pain and stiffness.
  • Flat Feet or Overpronation: Insufficient arch support or abnormal foot mechanics can lead to pain, especially in the arches and heels.
  • Bunions: Deformities at the base of the big toe that cause pain and discomfort, often exacerbated by ill-fitting footwear and high heels.
  • Neuromas:  Enlarged nerves, such as Morton’s neuroma, can cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the ball of the foot.
  • Fractures: Trauma or overuse can result in stress fractures, causing localised pain in the affected area.
  • Inversion Ankle sprain: Most common twisted ankle injury, can involve damage to the anterior talofibular ligament, the calcaneofibular ligament, and the posterior talofibular ligament.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon, often due to overuse or improper footwear, causing pain at the back of the heel.
  • Gout: A form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, leading to sudden and severe pain, often in the big toe.

Are custom orthotics helpful for foot pain? 

Yes, custom orthotics prescribed by a podiatrist can provide support and alleviate foot pain.

Can foot and ankle pain be related to my weight? 

Yes, excess weight can contribute to foot and ankle pain. A podiatrist can provide advice on lifestyle modifications and suitable interventions to alleviate pain.