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Foot and Ankle Pain

The foot and ankle is a complex network of soft tissue and bone, made up of 28 bones and 33 joints. As our feet and ankles bear the whole of our weight, it’s important that they’re kept stable as well as flexible, to make sure no other injuries occur. Pain in this area can normally be put down to specific structural injury.

Problems we see commonly are ankle sprain and damage to the Achilles tendon caused by overloading it.

Once the problem is diagnosed, we offer the following treatments for foot and ankle pain to speed up recovery and alleviate pain:

  • Soft tissue massage
    • This involves direct manipulation of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissue to alleviate pain and help with the healing of soft tissue injury.
  • Exercise therapy and tailored exercise programmes
    • Your therapist will put together a plan of physical activity and exercises designed for specific conditions and tailored to your needs to keep you fit and healthy.
  • Acupuncture
    • Derived from ancient medicine, acupuncture involves stimulating specific sensory nerves in the muscles in order to provide relief from chronic, joint, muscle and post-operation pain.
  • Gym-based rehabilitation classes
    • Our experts can provide you with one-to-one sessions or group classes designed to get you moving without causing any further problems. This gives our patients the confidence to get back to doing what they love!
  • Sports taping
    • This involves applying sports tape to the skin to stabilise the position of muscles and bones during activity. This can help to reduce pain when exercising and aids recovery of injuries.
  • Education and advice
    • We’ll explain every step of your treatment journey to you, including post-hospital care. Our experts will advise you on the best course of action to keep you pain free.
  • Shockwave therapy
    • This involves the use of soundwaves targeted into the injured tissue to stimulate repair and help to relieve pain. Shockwave therapy is a commonly used treatment for a lot of soft tissue injuries.
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If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you get back up and running, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01622 237 665 or email physio@kims.org.uk

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KIMS Hospital
Newnham Court Way,
Weavering,
Maidstone,
Kent,
ME14 5FT

01622 237 500

KIMS is situated on the outskirts of Maidstone, Kent just off junction 7 of the M20 motorway.

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