ANKLE AND FOOT COMPLAINTS
The ankle and foot are essential in human movement, but no one pays attention to them. Such a pitty! The foot is literally the foundation of the whole body.
Problems in the feet can cause or perpetuate problems in the other parts of the body.
A foot consists of 26 separate bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. Together, these parts make particularly complicated movements such as walking, jumping and landing.
Our feet are the same as our hands. Made for very fine-motor movements. The soles of the feet are full of receptors which analyze our environment and determine if it is safe to walk somewhere. Essential for human evolution.
In case of complaints to the ankle, a distinction can be made between acute and chronic complaints. Acute complaints are often gone within 6 weeks. If the symptoms last longer than 6 weeks, it is referred to as chronic ankle complaints.
Acute ankle complaints are in most cases a twisting or sprain of the ankle. The ligaments of the ankle are stretched and sometimes also torn. It is important to know that in the event of a sprain, more can happen than only stretched ligaments. For example, the muscles of the calf and fibula also stretch and one or more joints in the metatarsal can also be affected. This can cause the joints to get stuck.
In most cases, the ligaments repair themselves with dosed movement and rest. The joints in the metatarsals often remain stuck and can cause or maintain complaints in the long term.
If your ankle complaint lasts longer than a week, please contact one of our therapists via the contact form at the bottom of the page. Often we can already give you useful tips that reduce your complaints immediately.
Complaints to the feet
In case of ankle and foot complaints, it is important to treat both the forefoot and the muscles in the lower leg. With manual therapy and Active Release Techniques, the problems in the joints of the forefoot and the muscles in the lower leg can be solved quickly and permanently. In addition, you will receive targeted exercises to ensure that your foot and ankle become stronger than before!
If you have any questions about your ankle and foot complaint, please feel free to contact one of our therapists. Often we can already give you useful tips that reduce your complaints immediately.