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Lower limb conditions

Lower Limb common conditions treated at Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont

Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont assess and treat a diverse range of lower limb conditions.

Common conditions:

HIP

–          Osteoarthritis

–          Hip bursitis

–          Muscular pain in the gluteal muscles (bottom)

–          Stiffness in the joint

–          Pain with pregnancy

KNEE

–          Osteoarthritis

–          Patellofemoral pain (the way the knee cap tracks on the joint)

–          Ligament sprains/tears

–          Tendon pain

–          Bursitis

–          Biomechanical problems, gait analysis

ANKLE

–          Achille’s pain (tendon pain)

–          Ligament sprains/tears

–          Shin splints

–          Biomechanical/gait analysis

 

 

FOOT

–          Plantar fasciitis (pain on sole of foot)

–          Pain into toes

–          Flat feet

–          Biomechanical/gait analysis

 

Hip Presentation examples:

Hip pain commonly presents with restriction within the ball and socket joint. Pain is usually the primary symptom, followed by restriction of range of motion. Hip pain tends to develop when there has been an increased demand or load placed through the joint, the joint doesn’t have the capacity to achieve fully range of motion and inflammation of muscles, tendons, bursae (a sack of fluid that removes friction between muscle and joints). Muscles inactivate secondary to pain, becoming tight and lack strength to stabilise. Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont can assess the nature of dysfunction and find the underlying source of symptom.

Knee Presentation examples:

Knee pain is a very frequent complaint. Presentations can vary from individuals participating in activities of daily living – bending, kneeling, twisting or lifting heavy objects. Knee pain can present from a traumatic injury or from participation in sport. A very common presentation usually is related to biomechanics (the way the knee joint moves) and is preventable and can be treated at Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont. It is best to seek treatment if you’re experiencing knee pain as physiotherapy treatment both hands on and active exercise rehabilitation can help eliminate your pain, but also provide some insight on how to best manage your symptoms to move well and move often.

 Ankle/Foot presentation examples:

Ankle injuries are very common when participating in unpredictable, high speed, change of direction type sports. The common way of injuring the ankle is the rolling the ankle inwards (inversion injury). This stretches many structures such as ligaments and muscles and can cause pain with walking and range of motion. Early mobilisation and exercise rehabilitation is important to accelerate healing and reduce scar tissue and muscular restrictions. 85% of individuals cease any form of exercise rehabilitation post ankle injury once they can weight bear and walk on their injured ankle. It is essential to retrain your mobility, stability and strength to challenge the joint, so it can adjust and feel strong when placed in an unpredictable, change of direction scenario.

Relevant anatomy: For more a visual  – click the links below for a video education

Hip Joint anatomy

Knee joint anatomy Part 1

Knee Joint anatomy Part 2

Ankle joint anatomy

Foot joint anatomy

 

Lower limb injuries are treated here at Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont. Pain in your hips, knees, ankles, feet we've got you covered. Call 9385 0424!Lower limb injuries are treated here at Aspire Physiotherapy Claremont. Pain in your hips, knees, ankles, feet we've got you covered. Call 9385 0424!

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