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Heel & ankle pain
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is also called heel spur syndrome. The 3 most common areas of ankle pain are the Achilles tendon (posterior ankle pain), the Tibialis posterior tendon (inside/medial ankle pain), and the Sinus tarsi syndrome (outside/lateral ankle pain).
Symptoms - Heel
Central heel to mid arch pain, ranging from a dull to a sharp pain
Morning rising pain
Pain after rest
Pain may reduce after walking 5-10 minutes but remain as a low grade ache during the day
Symptoms - Achilles Tendon
Pain and swelling of the Achilles tendon at the back of the heel
Symptoms - Posterior Tibial Tendon
Flattening of the arch, and an inward rolling of the ankle
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the medical term for pain felt behind your kneecap, where your patella (kneecap) glides over your thigh bone (femur). This joint is known as your patellofemoral joint. This one of the most common knee complaints of both the young active sportsperson and the elderly.
The onset of kneecap pain is normally gradual rather than immediate
Stairs, squatting, kneeling, hopping, running or using stairs are commonly painful
Kneecap pain may also be experienced when in a sustained knee bend eg. sitting in a chair
Shin pain is a very common lower leg complaint that is often referred to as shin splints. Shin splints often involve small tears of the leg muscle near the shin bone. It is more common among people involved in athletic pursuits such as running and walking, although non-athletic activities such as standing all day at work can also lead to shin splints.
Tightness, tenderness to touch the edge of the shin bone
Throbbing of the shins during and/or after activity
The symptoms can often disappear during rest, but return as soon as activity is resumed
One difference you will notice with Advanced Podiatry treatment is our commitment to providing you with a solution which includes education. This helps to empower all involved in the successful resolution of your foot or leg problem.