Having Ankle or Foot Pain? A Guide to Physiotherapy Treatment for Relief

Sprained Ankle and Foot pain Injury Causes, Symptoms and Relief Treatment

What causes Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain is any kind of pain or discomfort affecting any part of the ankle. Ankle pain can happen for many reasons. The most common causes include injury, ankle sprain, arthritis and normal wear and tear.

Depending on the cause, you may feel pain or stiffness around the ankle. Your ankle may also swell, and you may not be able to put any weight on it.

Usually, ankle pain gets better with rest, ice and over-the-counter pain medications. Core Concepts Physiotherapy can treat injuries and arthritis.

Oftentimes, conditions can be treated without surgery. However, surgery is needed if the injury is severe, such as a broken ankle bone, or when your ankle pain fails to improve with nonsurgical treatment.

If you’ve had an ankle injury or surgery, a physiotherapy plan can also help you heal. Physio treatment strengthens the muscles that support your feet and ankles. The therapy can relieve pain and prevent future injuries.

Experiencing ankle or foot pain that is preventing you from doing the things you love?

You are not alone – Ankle and Foot Pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages. These pains could arise due to pre-existing issues such as flat feet or injuries. Physiotherapy treatment for effective Ankle and Foot pain relief.

Painful Ankle sprains are the most common ankle injury, occurring over 25,000 times a day in the US. Common injuries from sports such as soccer, football, hockey or basketball and the severity of the sprain can range from a simple one that requires rest and ice, to a severe one where you need medical attention.

Torturing for you when taking steps – making it difficult for you to walk for a long distance and preventing you from completing simple day-to-day tasks with ease.

If you’ve tried various methods for pain relief but can’t seem to find a lasting solution for your persistent ankle and foot pain – Core Concepts Physiotherapy Singapore services may have your answer.

Other types of solutions such as painkillers and home remedies that only offer temporary pain relief, Physiotherapy treatment can provide you with a permanent solution to your ankle and foot pain without medicine or surgery. This is because we do not only treat the symptoms but also fix the underlying cause of your pain.

What is Ankle and Foot Pain Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and are experts in matters relating to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Ankle and Foot Pain Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain and treat the condition through methods such as manual therapy, manipulation, and exercises. Physiotherapy does not involve any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists can refer you to a specialist and work closely with them if necessary.

Common Ankle and Foot Pain Conditions

Here are some common conditions causing ankle and foot pain are heel spurs, injury to any of the ankle bones, ligaments or tendons and several types of arthritis and other problems. Uncertain of your condition? Visit us for an assessment and we will help you figure it out. 

It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis, then will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve the pain. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of an inaccurate diagnosis, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Ankle and Foot Pain Relief

During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain.

After which, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate pain relief through manual therapy, massage therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression if necessary.

This will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.


Here at Core Concepts Singapore, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible.

During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.

Instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain and work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return.

Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your pain to ensure that it does not relapse.

In some cases, we can maximise your rehabilitation potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident.

For instance; your pain could have only allowed you to walk for 500m or 10 minutes before needing to rest. Physiotherapy can help you to walk further with no discomfort.

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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Ankle and Foot Pain

There are various degrees to an ankle sprain. Most ankle sprains are simple and can heal on their own with care.

If you have a simple ankle sprain that feels sore after falling or landing on your foot wrongly; simply perform R.I.C.E. However, if your ankle pain is so severe that you are unable to place weight on your ankle or if it is swollen and does not go away in a couple of days.

There are certain methods to lower your risk of ankle sprains – if you take part in sports or enjoy running, make sure you warm up before exercising.

This will reduce your risk of injuries greatly. Also; be sure to wear shoes with good support for the activities that you are using them for. Shoes with good support will help to absorb the shock of high impact sports such as running.

One can also make the choice to reduce the frequency of high impact sports and participate in lower impact sports like swimming instead.

Flat feet in themselves do not require treatment. Treatment is only necessary if you are experiencing pain in your foot.

Our physiotherapists will firstly assess your foot to determine the cause of the pain and determine the most suitable treatment plan to resolve it.

Treatment methods could range from manual therapy, exercise therapy or custom orthotics.

Yes, it is best to see a physiotherapist when an ankle sprain occurs.

If you do not treat the injury, you will be more prone to repeated ankle sprains, leading to further pain and disability.

There are 4 ways in which ankle sprains can be treated effectively;

  • Restoring good single leg balance
  • Pain management – Rest, ice, compression, elevation, advice regarding anti-inflammatory medication
  • Restoring full movement of the ankle joint
  • Restoring full strength of ankle joint

Achieving each of these will be done by a variety of manual treatments, stretching and strengthening exercises

Your physiotherapist will discuss your goals, time frames and training schedules with you to optimise you for a complete return to sports, work and daily activities.