Ankle and foot pain is one of the body’s signals that there is dysfunction in the area. The feet are the foundation of our body and imbalances can cause many problems, much like a building with a crumbling foundation.
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Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition caused by excessive wear leading to inflammation of the plantar fascia in the foot. The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing. This condition often causes a heel spur (on the calcaneus) to develop, in which case it is the underlying condition, and not the spur itself, which produces the pain. Inflammation and trigger point referral into the plantar surface of the foot and around the heel can cause a burning, intense pain. Usually the pain is intensified first thing in the morning and after sitting for a long period of time. At times, the pain can be so intense that putting weight on the foot is avoided and the client limps or cannot walk at all.
Tendonitis most commonly occurs to the Achilles tendon, peroneal or tibialis tendons. Trauma to the tendons causes inflammation, pain and swelling. Tendonitis injuries are typically the result of chronic overuse, but can be a result of an ankle sprain.
Ankle Sprains are where the Ligaments are injured as a result of forceful movements. The ankle is the most frequently injured major joint in the body. The lateral ligaments are the most common ankle ligaments to be injured. Due to the fact that most sprains occur by inversion rather than eversion, the calcaneofibular and anterior talofibular ligaments are the most commonly injured.