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Ankle Pain Surrey Hills

Regain Stability and Mobility: Expert Care for Ankle Pain

Your ankles bear the weight of your body and are crucial for maintaining balance and facilitating movement. When ankle pain strikes, it can significantly impact your ability to walk, run, and engage in various activities. At Eastside Physio + Co, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for ankle pain, addressing not only the immediate discomfort but also working towards preventing recurrence through effective treatment and rehabilitation.

Understanding Ankle Pain!

Ankles are complex joints, comprised of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles working in harmony to create stability and movement. Many people think of the ankle being 1 joint, however the ankle is actually 2 joints that work together to form the connection between the lower leg and foot.  


Ankle pain can result from a variety of causes, including sprains, strains, fractures, arthritis, and overuse. Understanding the specific cause is essential for creating a targeted treatment plan.

The most common causes of Ankle Pain are:

  • Sprains: damage to the ligaments

  • Strains: Overstretching or tearing of muscles or tendons

  • Fractures: Breaks in the ankle bones

  • Arthritis

  • Overuse or repetitive strain

  • Ligament rupture

  • Impingement

  • Tendonitis

  • Sporting injuries

The Challenge of Recurrent Ankle Pain

One significant challenge with ankle injuries is the high rate of recurrence. This is especially so for ankle instability as a result of ankle sprain.  Although ankle sprains are the number 1 most common sporting injury, Inadequate treatment and rehabilitation can lead to lingering weaknesses, making the ankle susceptible to future injuries.


At Eastside Physio + Co, we emphasize not only relieving immediate pain but also implementing comprehensive rehabilitation to strengthen the ankle and reduce the risk of recurrence.

Ankle Pain Symptoms

Ankle symptoms often depend on the nature of the injury, however the most common symptoms include:

  • Pain or tenderness in the ankle

  • Limping or pain on weight bearing

  • Swelling or bruising

  • Limited range of motion

  • Instability or a feeling of giving way

  • Feeling a loss of power or strength on the affected side

Ankle pain running

Effective Ankle Pain Treatments

Our approach to ankle pain involves a combination of hands-on therapies, targeted exercises, and education to empower you in managing and preventing future issues. Our treatments may include:

  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to improve joint mobility

  • Taping and Bracing: External support for ankle healing or stability

  • Exercise Programs: Strengthening and flexibility exercises tailored to your needs

  • Balance Training: Enhancing proprioception to reduce the risk of future injuries

  • Footwear Advice: Recommendations for supportive footwear

  • Education: Understanding the importance of proper warm-up, cool-down, and injury prevention strategies

Ankle Pain Frequently Asked Questions

Why is ankle pain prone to recurrence?

Inadequate rehabilitation after an ankle injury can result in lingering weaknesses, making the ankle more susceptible to future injuries.

How soon should I seek treatment for ankle pain?

Prompt treatment is crucial to prevent the development of chronic issues and reduce the risk of recurrence.

Can ankle pain be a sign of an underlying condition?

Yes, ankle pain may be indicative of various conditions, including arthritis or tendinitis. A thorough assessment helps determine the cause.


Why choose Eastside Physio + Co for ankle pain treatment?

Our experienced team is dedicated to not only relieving your current pain but also ensuring a comprehensive rehabilitation to minimize the risk of recurrence.

Step Towards Strong, Pain-Free Ankles

Don't let ankle pain limit your mobility or hinder your activities. At Eastside Physio + Co, we're here to guide you towards strong, pain-free ankles. We are pleased to be supporting clients in Melbourne's east from a range of suburbs including Surrey Hills, Ashwood, Ashburton, Auburn, Balwyn, Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, Camberwell, Canterbury, Doncaster and Hawthorn.

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