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Ironically for podiatrists John and
Claude, both suffered from painful feet
and legs. Initially, they used the
standard skills they were trained with
and fitted themselves with foot orthotics.
In time, however, the orthotics simply
made the muscles in their feet lazy and
the relief slowly faded away, just as many
of their patients found. Surely, they
thought, there had to be an alternative to
the orthotics, drugs and painful surgery.

Ankle Pain

A natural approach – no orthotics, no surgery, no medication

What is ANKLE pain?

“The most common injury around the ankle joint involves the ligaments, especially in sports involving jumping. When a joint is subjected to a force greater than what it can withstand it will be forced out of alignment (subluxated). Often rehabilitation of these injuries is inadequate resulting in a high rate of recurrence and ankle instability because the cause of the problem has not been addressed. Hence, a subluxated ankle will ultimately lead to further instability and cause one to re-sprain the ankle. This misalignment will also apply further stress to the surrounding tendons which can cause them to be overworked and become inflamed.

Can ankle pain be treated naturally?

Yes there is a natural treatment option for ankle pain.  No orthotics are needed in the majority of cases.  In some instances the talus can be misaligned or ‘stuck’.  This will require the podiatrist to carefully diagnose the situation, which may also involve taking an x-ray.  The distal fibular may have also tightened up be part of the problem along with the surrounding ligaments that hold the ankle joint together.  Sometimes a single foot mobilisation treatment can produce a significant improvement in ankle pain.  However the key is to always make sure the underlying cause of the ankle pain is addressed, treated naturally and corrected.  Please view our article on Natural Corrective Podiatry.

Natural corrective podiatry treatment relieves chronic ankle pain in a 42 yr old male

Ankle pain can be resolved naturally when foot mobilisation and correective exercises are used by podiatrists at the Foot Posture Centre

How to fix Ankle Pain Naturally?

Diagnosing which structures around the ankle are sore and correlating that to the individual’s history and clinical findings is the beginning of fixing ankle pain and instability. Identifying if there is an underlying foot / ankle subluxation and correcting that through foot mobilisation and corrective exercises is the key to solving this problem. This will take the stress off the muscles and ligaments and reduce the instability.

If you have questions about how to relieve ankle pain during pregnancy or how to prevent ankle pain during running contact our Melbourne Pediatrist and Book a Consultation Session.

WARNING: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending on the diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist.

Take your first step, call or email us today to arrange an appointment.



Take your first step, call or email us today to arrange an appointment.


John Sfinas
99 Mahoneys Road,
Forest Hill Victoria, 3131
Telephone 9877 0056


Claude Tobgui
217 Upper Heidelberg Road,
Ivanhoe Victoria, 3079
Telephone 9499 2006


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