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.
- The ankle is the second most injured joint.
- Pain in your hip, knee, ankle or foot is not ‘normal’.
Common causes of pain in your hip, knee, ankle and foot are:
- sports injuries
- sprains and strains
- heel spurs, and
- plantar fasciitis.
We’re all in this together
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, and
- promote ligament healing.
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 Sport 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.
- Hyrotherapy is an effective way to strengthen and support your hips.
- We’ll suggest small lifestyle changes to protect your hips.