The Achilles Tendon is the largest tendon in the body, stretching from your heel bone to your calf muscles. Pain around the tendon can be due to sprain, tendinopathy or rupture. Treatment depends on the severity of the damage, ranging from bracing, socks, physiotherapy, injections and surgery.
Trauma can cause damage to the cartilage in your ankle. If left untreated it can lead to osteoarthritis which will make every step you take painful. There are new treatment techniques which means that if may be possible to regenerate the damaged cartilage.
Ankle sprains happen when your foot is twisted or turned more than its normal movement, resulting in injury to one or more of the ligaments around your ankle. This can be very painful and, while the majority will heal by themselves after physiotherapy, pain relief and ice, there are treatments available to speed up the recovery process and reduce the amount of pain you suffer.
Ankle fractures differ in their severity, the key to treatment and rehabilitation is correct diagnosis and understanding of damage to the associated structures such as ligaments and cartilage. The speed of recovery depends on how it is treated. We are able to offer a range of solutions that can speed up fracture healing and reduce your pain.
Ankle arthritis is not very common and is usually related to trauma and cartilage damage. There are many options to deal with ankle arthritis such as cell therapy, injections, biological scaffold, AMIC, ankle fusion and ankle replacement. Each of these have their benefits and risks, our experts will be able to explore these options with you.