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Neuromuscular Condition

Ankle & Lower Leg Injuries
An orthotics company operating in Glasgow & Edinburgh since 2009

ACHILLES TENDONITIS
Pain in the Achilles Tendon as it inserts into the heel. This is inflammation of the tendon due to over-use in the abnormally aligned foot.

Treatment

  • Rest from exercise.
  • Orthotics to prevent strain on the tendon caused by poor foot biomechanics.




ACHILLES RUPTURE
Partial or complete tear of the tendon as a result of high stress applied.

Treatment

  • Foot Orthotics are essential to reduce strain and further damage.
  • A Carbon Fibre AFO is often required in severe cases.




STRESS FRACTURE
A small fracture in one of the bones of the lower leg (the tibia or fibula) not often noticed on an x-ray.   A result of repetitive or sudden strain due to abnormalities in the foot which prevent the foot from absorbing shock.

Treatment

  • Rest following injury
  • Foot Orthotics to reposition the foot, restoring foot function.



ANKLE STRAIN
Sprains to the ligaments at the outside of the ankle are extremely common in sport.  This is a stretch or tear in the lateral (outside) ankle ligament which plays an important role in maintaining ankle stability.  It is most often injured when the foot is twisted, with the sole of the foot pointing inwards.

Treatment

  • Immediate rest, ice and elevation following the injury.
  • In the long term it is essential you are prescribed an ankle support and/or foot orthotics
    (insoles) to restore balance and prevent further injury.




SHIN SPLINTS

Pain down the inside of the front of the leg, below the knee.  The muscles are pulling away from their attachment to the tibia (main bone which runs from the knee to the heel).  Caused by a sudden increase in the intensity of exercise or a change in the type of exercise in a foot which is not correctly positioned.

Treatment

  • Physiotherapy in which the tape is wrapped around the lower leg.
  • Orthotics to control the biomechanics and reduce the unnecessary strain on the muscles.

 

COMPARTMENT SYNDROME
This is a sudden increase in the amount of pressure within the muscle.  The muscle is unable to cope with this increase in pressure and will swell.

Compartment syndrome may be fairly mild or severe and is often confused with Shin Splints.


MUSCLE STRAIN
Poor foot function is a result of incorrect positions of the bones of the feet.  The muscle imbalance which this creates will lead to inflammation in muscles of the lower leg as they are expected to work harder to reposition the foot.

  • Only a true understanding of biomechanics will ensure the correct prescription is applied
    to your Foot Orthotics


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