Foot & Ankle Pain
We tend to forget about the importance of our feet and ankles. They take huge forces through them every single day when we walk around, which of course is increased for runners or in other sports too. Feet problems, including dropped arches can actually cause knee problems, hip problems, lower back pain, and even neck pain. It is important to wear footwear that is going to encourage the supportive and spring mechanism within our feet, instead of restricting it. In feet with dropped arches, we can see repetitive sprains and strain patterns. We sometimes also see symptoms such as platarfasciitis developing.
Your osteopath will assess your feet and give specific advice as to what you can do to stop any further weaknesses whilst also encouraging strenghthening and stability exercises.