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Rearfoot Pain

Ankle injuries are arguably the most common sporting injury, and may include ankle sprains amongst others.

A ‘sprained’ ankle can mask damage to other structures, including subtle fractures around the ankle joint, talus fractures, or dislocations as well as peroneal tendon ruptures.

Patients may complain of ankle pain that is not related to an acute injury but more an ‘overuse injury’.

Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth and the pain is often described as an intense dull ache that happens when you shift weight or move the ankle.

How is ankle pain diagnosed?

Our clinicians look at a detailed patient history, including time, course and foot mechanics to determine an accurate diagnosis. We combine this with careful foot palpation and a biomechanical examination to understand the limitations of movement and pain, and detect factors that may have led to the injury.

Preventative-care specialists

Our highly skilled and experienced clinical team are experts in preventative care, treatment, and rehabilitation for heel pain.

Every person is different, so we treat each patient with a specialised plan that meets their individual needs.

Common injuries and conditions

  • Ankle sprains

  • Peroneal tendonitis

  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction OR tendinopathy

  • Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

  • Flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome


Treatment options available to patients include:

  • Manual therapy

  • Strapping

  • Orthotic therapy

  • Exercise prescription

  • Bracing and moonboots

  • Footwear advice

  • Onward referrals (as required)

Contact us to find out how we can help with your rearfoot pain.