HIP, KNEE, ANKLE & FOOT PAIN

HIP, KNEE, ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN
CAN BE CLOSELY LINKED

Did you know?

  • A hip, knee, ankle or foot injury can lead to pain in a different part of your leg.
  • The knee is the joint most commonly injured during sport.
  • Pain in your hip, knee, ankle or foot is not ‘normal’.
 

Common causes of pain in your hip, knee, ankle and foot are:

  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Heel spurs, and
  • Plantar fasciitis.
 

While your foot or ankle may seem a long way from your knee or hip, these pivotal parts of your body are closely linked.

It all comes down to the biomechanics of your body – how your muscles, soft tissues and joints work together to keep you upright and moving.

The result of this wonderful cooperation of body parts is that if you injure one, you can feel the repercussions in another.

A runner compensating for an ankle sprain, for example, puts additional strain on their knee and can develop pain in that joint.

At Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, we work with you to get to the cause of your pain and provide effective treatments that bring relief.

Our treatments and suggested exercises:

  • Reduce pain
  • Promote tissue healing
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Promote ligament healing
  • Reduce swelling
  • Improve strength

HIP PAIN
GET HELP NOW

Your hip is an extremely stable ball and socket joint with a layer of cartilage between. It’s surrounded by large and powerful muscles that help propel you forward when you walk. These important muscles also control knee and ankle movements.

As you can imagine, your hips bear a lot of weight. Don’t ignore hip pain – if a minor problem becomes ingrained it can lead to long-term injury.

  • A lack of strength or control of the joint can lead to injury of the joint and soft tissue.
  • An injured hip can lead to strain and injury in your knee or ankle.
 

Early assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy could help you delay or avoid invasive procedures like injections or surgery.

YOUR PROGRESSION TO 
HIP PAIN RELIEF

When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history, take you through a thorough assessment process and answer any of your questions.

Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:

  • Talk to you about the best treatment options
  • Create a personalised rehabilitation program
  • Suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
  • Give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.
 

Our qualified physiotherapists successfully treat a whole range of hip injuries and chronic conditions.

  • Gentle hands-on physiotherapy is often the best starting point to ease hip pain.
  • Hydrotherapy is an effective way to strengthen and support your hips.
  • We’ll suggest small lifestyle changes to protect your hips.
 

KNEE PAIN
PROTECT YOUR SHOCK-ABSORBERS

Your knees are a hinge joint and one of the key shock-absorbers and stabilisers in your body.

The meniscus (behind your kneecap) absorbs the impact when you walk, run, dance or jump.
The ligaments that surround your knee stabilise the joint and keep you steady.
As you can imagine, knees, their cartilage and surrounding ligaments, come under great stress in day to day life and on the sporting field. They’re also prone to long-term degenerative changes including osteoarthritis.

Damage to the cartilage or ligaments, through injury or osteoarthritis, can be extremely painful and disabling.

An assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy could help you delay or avoid surgery.

YOUR PROGRESSION TO 
KNEE PAIN RELIEF

While knee injuries are very common, knee pain can also stem from a problem in your hip, ankle or foot.

When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history and take you through a thorough assessment process to get to the cause of your pain.

Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:

  • Talk to you about the best treatment options
  • Create a personalised rehabilitation program
  • Suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
  • Give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.
 

There are many causes of knee pain. Our team targets your problem with a range of treatments.

  • Hands-on physiotherapy is often the best starting point to ease knee pain.
  • Massage and stretching can be key.
  • Taping to support the knee and allow ligaments and tissues to heal.
  • Hydrotherapy is a low-weight bearing way to strengthening your knees.

ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN
YOU DON’T HAVE TO STAND FOR IT

Most of us will walk around 2 million steps in our lifetime. Your feet and ankles provide a rigid lever that helps propel you forward with every step you take.

  • The joints in our feet and ankles to allow movements in multiple directions.
  • This mobility helps us walk or run over uneven ground.
  • If we lose balance or roll our ankle, these joints are vulnerable to severe sprains or fractures.
  • Swelling or bruising are signs of injury.
  • Due to their pivotal role, foot and ankle joints are difficult to rest.
 

To make matters worse, stabilising ligament structures are often torn when you injure your ankle. Because of this, long-term rehabilitation program is key to restore balance, strength and power and avoid the vicious cycle of recurrent strains.

Don’t ignore ankle or foot pain – an early assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy will help you recover faster.

YOUR PROGRESSION TO 
ANKLE OR FOOT PAIN RELIEF

When you come to our clinic, your physiotherapist will get to know your history and take you through a thorough assessment process to get to the cause of your pain.

We may suggest an x-ray if a fracture is suspected.

Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:

  • Talk to you about the best treatment options
  • Create a personalised rehabilitation program
  • Suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
  • Give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.

Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy offers a range of treatments to get you back on your feet.

  • Hands-on physiotherapy is often the best starting point to ease ankle or foot pain.
  • Massage and stretching can be key.
  • Strapping to support the ankle and allow ligaments and tissues to heal.
  • Hydrotherapy is a low-weight bearing way to strengthen your ankle.

GET HELP NOW

Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain can get worse and take more time to treat the longer you leave them. If you or a family member is experiencing hip, knee, foot or ankle pain, don’t wait – get help from an experienced physiotherapist. You can be confident our qualified and highly skilled physiotherapists will do all they can to get to the source of your pain and bring relief.

Call Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 4721 7798 or email: info@progressiverehab.com.au

Suzanne graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Health Science (Sports and Exercise Science) in 2015. She then went on to continue her studies at Macquarie University graduating from the Doctor of Physiotherapy post-graduate degree in June 2019.

Since graduating, Suzanne has worked in the local Penrith area in both private practice and Sports Physiotherapy. Suzanne has worked with sporting teams including Penrith District Netball Association, Mt Druitt Rangers (NPL), Penrith Valley Figure Skating Club, and local dance and cheer schools. 

Suzanne has a particular interest in working with artistic athletes including cheerleaders and dancers. She has a professional background in both cheer and dance and has previously worked as both a cheer coach and dance teacher. Suzanne’s previous experiences are an invaluable resource to her as a physiotherapist, as she has a thorough understanding of the level of physical fitness and skill acquisition that these athletes must have in order to be successful on stage and in competition.

Suzanne’s other areas of clinical interest reside in lower limb musculoskeletal injuries, spinal pathologies and women’s health.

Nathanial graduated as a physiotherapist in 2012 which saw him work in private practice and hospital settings gaining experience in all areas of physiotherapy including hand therapy, splinting/casting, pre/post-operative care, Men’s Health and general musculoskeletal, occupational and sports physiotherapy. Since then he has gone on to complete further studies in physiotherapy enabling him to be the only dual titled Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Penrith.

Nathanial has a strong background in sports physiotherapy achieving accreditation with NSWIS as a service provider and working with many elite sports teams.

Nathanial has a particular interest in working with elite athletes, complex cases and in particular assessment and management of knee, hip and shoulder pain.

Andrea graduated from the Australian Catholic University completing her Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science in 2018 and Master’s of Clinical Exercise Physiology in 2020. After graduating she attained accreditation with ESSA as an Exercise Physiologist.

During her studies she gained clinical experience in both hospital and private practice settings, working in the cardiac rehabilitation program, heart failure service and mental health unit at Nepean Hospital. And at the ACU Exercise and Lifestyle Clinic working with clients with neurological conditions, cancer and chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Since graduating, Andrea enjoys working with a variety of clients. She has a particular interest in treating musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions, striving to help people increase their functional capacity to get them back to work, sport or the things they love doing.