The ankle region is an area in which the lower leg meets the foot and is the articulation of the tibia and fibula (shin bones) and the talus (ankle bone) of the foot. It is yet another complex area that's made up of 3 different joints working together to provide movement and stability.
The main ankle joint allows for up and down movement of the ankle. The sub-talar joint underneath allows the foot to move inwards and outwards and these joint are held together by strong ligaments that attach on the inside and outside. Add to this a lot of muscles that cross over the joint front and back of the joint helping to create the gross and finer movements of the foot and ankle.
The Foot The foot is comprised of 26 different bones with movement of the ankle and foot involves 30 joints and 30 tendons of the lower leg. The foot can be divided into 3 parts: the hind foot, the mid foot and the fore foot, and 2 arch systems. Problems in this area may result in one or more of the following- all of which we can treat:
- Ankle Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- High ankle/syndesmosis sprains
- Achilles tendinitis/tendinopathy
- Bursitis Sever’s Disease
- Foot Pronating feet (flat feet)
- Plantarfasciitis Bursitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Fat pad syndrome/impingement
- Post op rehab