Is ankle or foot pain taking the skip out of your step?

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Any pain experienced in the feet or ankles while walking or partaking in day-to-day activities can literally put a stop to the day. The good news is; simple chiropractic adjustments could be the solution to put that hop back in your step for good!

Currently suffering from an ankle or foot condition? Don’t hesitate to call us on 02 9934 9979 to book a ‘Your Motion Matters’ initial case review.

Start your journey with us today for a pain free tomorrow.

Ankle and Foot Pain

Amazingly, there are a lot of bones, nerves and joints in such a small region of the body, making pain in the ankle and foot quite common. Ankle and Foot paincan prevent us from living life to the full, and often turns everyday necessitieslike walking into a major hassle.Motion Health Centre and our expert Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners, have the experience and ability to offer quality treatment on this region of the body in the Sydney CBD. Our practitioners look at your body as a whole system.We holistically take in to account other possibilities that could be causing your ankle or foot issues. Knowledgeable Sports and Trigenics® Chiropractors at Motion Health Centre provide a complete approach to effective and long lasting ankle and foot pain relief that focuses on the real causes of your pain, not just the symptoms.

Common Ankle and Foot Conditions



We use the feet a lot throughout the day, so it’s no wonder problems arise so often in the ankles and feet. One quarter of the body’s bones reside in the feet, so injuries from sports like running on uneven ground or overuse or overstretching can occur quite easily. Injuries such as strains, twists and sprains can cause issues and pain in the ankles, and if left untreated, can increase the likelihood of rolling over on the ankle in the future. Arthritis can also be a factor in ankle and foot pain depending on the nature of the pain and how long it’s been present. With so much going on in the ankles and feet, it’s crucial to have a good practitioner like the staff available at Motion Health Centre, to asses you correctly.

Signs Your Ankles or Feetare Unhealthy and Not Functioning at their Best:

  • Reduced ability to walk
  • Stiffness in the joints, especially in the morning
  • Swelling of the joints
  • Pins and needles or numbness of the joints


At Motion Health Centre, patients with chronic ankle or foot pain commonly present with the following symptoms:

  • Issues with bearing weight on the ankle or foot
  • Swelling or redness of the joints
  • Sharp pain in the heel
  • Sharp pain in the ankle
  • Bruising

After limping for a day or two, it doesn’t take long to realise just how important these body parts are! Ankle and foot pain can be a debilitating experience, impacting life significantly. If you are suffering from ankle or foot pain, book a thorough examination with one of our experts of the spine and neuro-musculoskeletal system. Our Sports Chiropractors and Trigenics Practitioners at Motion Health Centre will put the skip back in your step with effective treatment.


At Motion Health Centre, we take a “holistic” approach to the assessment and management of your ankle or footissues.Not only do we aim to free you from pain, we also help you enjoy health and motion to your fullest potential, with long term results.

Whether your condition is new or long-standing, we can help.

If you want to be free from Ankle and Foot Pain don’t hesitate to call us on

02 9934 9979 to book a “Your Motion Matters” Initial Case Review today, for a pain free tomorrow.

Achellies Tendonosis

Achellies tendon is a vital part of the lower limb that connects the back of the leg with your heel. Achellies Tendonosisis characterized by the swelling and pain in this connecting area of leg and heel; thereby greatly compromising the quality of lower limb motion.

Most notable causes of Achellies Tendonosis includes; a sudden increase in workload across the lower limb, aggressive tightening of calf muscles, running or walking over the hard surfaces, sudden activity or motion of foot etc. Read more


Achellies Tendon Rupture

It is a condition characterized by the complete or partial tearing of Achilles tendon due to overstretching or abuseof the tendon fibers. It is frequently observed in individuals who are actively engaged in recreational sports activities (80% of all the cases that are reported in clinical practice). Read more


Ankle Tendon Injuries

Ankle injuries include traumatic or accidental incidents that affects the integrity of the muscles and connective tissue components of ankle joint; thereby leading to pain, discomfort and other abnormal symptoms that may compromise physical and psychosocial independence of the person. Most cases are reported in individuals who are fairly active physically; such as dynamic involvement in sports related activities or recreational events. Read more

Compartment Syndrome

It is a serious condition that is marked by the buildup of excessive pressure in the connective tissue components of the body; thereby leading to edema, swelling and inflammation of nerves, blood vessels and other contents of the connective tissue tunnel/ space. The increase in pressure affects the flow of blood in the affected area and compromises the circulatory pressure. Read more


Calf Muscle Strain

A complete or partial tear of calf muscles can present with generalized pain at the back of the foot (radiating to other parts of the lower limb), muscle tenderness, appearance of bruising and swelling on the entire foot as well as persistent feeling of discomfort.

Most frequently reported causes of calf muscle strain are… Read more


Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

Nerve Entrapment Syndromeas the name indicates, is characterized by the compression of peripheral nerves due to pressure and strain from the surrounding connective tissue components. The condition presents with severe pain, irritation, paresthesia (numbness), loss of function as well as muscle weakness, muscle wasting and skin ulcerations. Read more


Sever’s Disease

Also referred to as calcaneal apophysitis, Sever’s disease is a condition that is characterized by the swelling over the plate of the heel that may results in severe pain and inflammation. This condition is usually observed in children of growing age. Primary causes include… Read more


Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful neurological condition that is characterized by compression neuropathy (hence also referred to as posterior tibial neuralgia). Tarsal tunnel is a narrow canal that is formed by the connective tissue band, flexor retinaculum and medial malleolus. This narrow canal serves as a conduit to allow a safe passage for the arteries, nerves and tendons of the foot region. Read more


Ankle Sprain

This condition is characterized by the twisting of ankle that may pose excessive strain or pressure on the ligaments that surrounds the ankle joint. The resultant effect isrupture or damage to the delicate fibers of ankle ligaments. Ankle sprain presents as: swelling on the ankle with generalized pain, bruising, popping sensation and pain while standing or during activity. Read more


Recurrent Ankle Sprains

It is also referred to as the chronic ankle instability. Recurrent ankle sprain is characterized by the giving way of lateral side of ankle due to chronic application of pressure or force over an unhealed ankle sprain or injury. Other frequently reported causes are; overstretching of connective tissue components of ankle or tearing of ligaments and muscles that support the ankle joint. Read more


Ligament Injury

Ankle is an example of hinge joint which is present between the feet and joint, it allows the movement of foot and its rotation. Ankle consists of two types of ligaments; which are classified as superficial and deep. Technically, deep ligament are more important for activity. Forceful or excessive inversion of the foot is responsible for more than 40% of all the foot related injuries in the clinical practice. Read more


Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Ankle impingement syndrome is characterized by the damage or destruction of soft tissues in the vicinity of ankle joint. The hallmark sign and symptoms include, severe pain that lead to limited movement and restricted rotation axis. Some individuals may also experience degenerative scarring, visible cosmetic deformity due to spur formation and tenderness of surrounding tissue. Read more


Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Retrocalcaneal bursa is a small fluid-filled sac in your heel region. It serves as a cushion or lubricating force to minimize the risk of stress and strainin repetitive injuries. Any inflammatory process or injury that may compromise the integrity of this bursa can lead to Retrocalcaneal Bursitis and may present as severe pain, discomfort and compromised mobility. Read more


Acquired Flat Feet

Acquired flatfoot deformity refers to an outward pointingposition of foot with fallen arches. The condition affects about 9.2% of the global elderly population (1). The pathophysiology revolves around congenital or acquired deformities of bones and connective tissue elements. Read more


Foot Drop

Drop foot as the name indicates, refer to an inability to move or lift the anterior part of the foot. In other words, individuals with foot drop are forced to drag the foot while walking. This increases the risk of stress and strain of the mid- and hind-foot, leading to a variety of complications. Drop foot present as, inability to lift the foot, loss of sensations, swelling or redness and other signs of infection/ inflammation. Read more


Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fascia is a thick fibrous ligament which connect your toes to the heel bone. Thisligamentous band runs across the plantar aspect of your foot and protect pedal arches from sudden stress, strain and pressure. However, under the influence of persistent stress and micro-trauma, the planta fascia may undergoes damage, leading to plantar fasciitis. Read more


Plantar Heel Pain

Acute or chronic plantar heel pain is the primary complaint of about 20.9% Australians visiting their podiatrists each year (1). Although, about 15% cases of heel pain are attributed to plantar fasciitis (2), there are a number of other conditions as well that may present with heel pain; such as, bone fractures, acute or chronic injury to the ligaments and tendons, arthritis or formation of bony spurs due to wrong choice of footwear. Read more


Turf Toe

Turf toe refers to acute sprain or injury of the connective tissue elements that supports the big toe (also called as metatarsophalangeal complex). This condition is fairly common in athleteswho are associated with dynamic sports activities. Turf toe is usually a result of repetitive foot trauma (such as frequent jumping or running), use of inappropriate footwear and improper running surfaces (such as glass instead of grass). Read more



Bunion (also referred to as hallux valgus) is a small bony bump that appears at the base of big toe joint in response to improper weight or pressure distribution on metatarsal joints. It affects the angle between the big toe and the second toe leading to pain, redness and soring of surrounding skin. Read more


Morton Neuroma

The painful condition is caused by thickening of nerve tissue between the third and fourth toe in response to persistent and chronic pressure to anterior foot.

Morton’s neuroma is characterized by a sharp sensation of pain that is often compared to ‘standing on a pebble’ sensation. Other characteristic symptoms include; radiation of burning pain towards the fore- and mid-foot along with numbness and paresthesia. Read more