The ankle is a complex joint which is capable of a wide range of movement: flexion, extension, inversion and eversion as well as a combination of these movements. The ankle is also subject to the whole body force during activity and this can make it prone to injures such as; fractures, strains and sprains.
The ankle joint acts as a hinge between the leg and the foot. It is held in place by ligaments, muscles and tendons which facilitate a large range of motion at the joint. Due to this range of movement it can be susceptible to injuries.
Ankle pain can also be caused by many things including;
- Nerve compression
- Poor biomechanical foot alignment.
Symptoms can include:
- Bruising or skin discolouration
- Tingling or numbness
- Inability to put weight through the ankle joint
- Reduced movement in the affected joint
Symptoms can range from mild to severe.
Whatever the condition Total Body Orthotics has a range of ankles support available to help ease you symptoms and keep you mobile and active.
Total Body Orthotics offers face-to-face clinical assessments for the provision, measurements and fitting of a wide range of orthotic devices from insoles to fully customised Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFOs). Appointments are based at our clinic at The Arcade, High Street, Eccleshall , Staffordshire, ST21 6BZ. There is a £50 assessment fee to access this service.
If you have purchased a device from us and are struggling with fitting or wear we also provide free online Zoom consultations with our orthotist where we can provide remote support and advice where possible.