The foot and ankle anatomy is quite complex. The foot consists of thirty-three bones, twenty-six joints and over a hundred muscles, ligaments and tendons. These all work together to bear weight, allow movement and provide a stable base for us to stand and move on. The foot needs to be strong and stable to support us yet flexible to allow all sorts of complex movements with activities such as walking, running, jumping and kicking.
Problems occur when any of these parts of the foot and ankle start to degenerate or in some way become damaged or irritated. The problems in the foot may also result from a problem with the knee, hip, pelvis or even your back. Pain originating from the foot can have a big impact on life, it may restrict the distance that you walk, it may also make it difficult coming up and down stairs. Thorough assessment and diagnosis is key to effective treatment.
Many people seek osteopathic treatment to address ankle and foot pain quickly as osteopaths are skilled at helping prevent ankle and foot pain from becoming a chronic, long-term condition.
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