Ankle and Foot Pain – Physiotherapy Treatment for Effective Pain Relief

Experiencing ankle or foot pain that is preventing you from doing the things you love? You are not alone – Ankle and Foot Pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages. These pains could arise due to pre-existing issues such as flat feet or injuries.

Ankle sprains are the most common ankle injury, occurring over 25000 times a day in the US. Ankle sprains are common in sports such a hockey or basketball and the severity of the sprain can range from a simple one that requires rest and ice, to a severe one where you need medical attention.

Foot pain could make it a torture for you to take steps – making it difficult for you to walk for a long distance and preventing you from completing simple day to day tasks with ease.

If you’ve tried various methods for pain relief but can’t seem to find a lasting solution for your persistent ankle and foot pain – Core Concepts’ physiotherapy may have your answer. Other types of solutions such as painkillers and home remedies that only offer temporary pain relief, Physiotherapy treatment can provide you with a permanent solution to your ankle and foot pain without medicine or surgery. This is because we do not only treat the symptoms, but we also fix the underlying cause of your pain.

What is Ankle and Foot Pain Physiotherapy?

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Physiotherapists are experts in human anatomy and are experts in matters relating to muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Ankle and Foot Pain Physiotherapy aims to relieve pain and treat the condition through methods such as manual therapy, manipulation, and exercises. Physiotherapy does not involve any medication or surgery but our physiotherapists can refer you to a specialist and work closely with them if necessary.

It is important to seek medical advice from a physiotherapist to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Only after getting an accurate diagnosis, then will you be able to apply the appropriate treatment methods to resolve the pain. Instead of self-diagnosing and risking the chance of an inaccurate diagnosis, it would be better to consult with our physiotherapists.

Common Ankle and Foot Pain Conditions that we treat

Here are some common ankle and foot conditions that we treat – we can treat most conditions and can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Not certain of your condition? Come down for an assessment and we will help you figure it out.

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Pain Relief

Immediate Ankle and Foot Pain Relief – Getting Better

During your first session, your physiotherapist will run a thorough assessment to accurately determine the cause of your pain. Afterwhich, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate pain relief through manual therapy by releasing tight knots or reducing the compression if necessary. This will ensure that you will walk out of our door in significantly less pain than when you first came to us.

Effective Ankle and Foot Pain Relief

Here at Core Concepts, we practice a value-based healthcare system – where we aim to maximize your rehabilitation potential. Our goal is to get you feeling better at the soonest with as few sessions as possible. During your first session, your physiotherapist will also find out more about your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is suited to your needs.

Lasting Pain Relief – Staying Better

Instead of only fixing the obvious symptoms, we dive deeper to find out the root cause of your pain and work on resolving that as well to ensure that the pain does not return. Your treatment plan will also include fixing the root cause of your pain to ensure that it does not relapse.

Better than Before

In some cases, we can maximise your rehab potential. Going beyond what you were capable of doing before the incident. For instance, your pain could have only allowed you to walk for 500m or 10 minutes before needing to rest. Physiotherapy can help you to walk further with no discomfort.

Testimonials

Popped by Core Concepts recently for injury to my back/neck region, and I’ve seen significant improvement since then! I greatly appreciate how detailed and meticulous the guys at Core Concept are in diagnosing, providing consult/explanation/practical tips and treating the injuries. Scheduling appointments are relatively convenient as there are various channels (eg call, SMS) to pick from, and the automated SMS reminders are useful of keeping track thereafter. Receptionists and Therapists are generally pretty friendly yet professional, which makes for a conducive environment to get treated at!
Joel Tian
Joel Tian
My go-to place to not only provide pain relief but long term solutions as well. From Physiotherapy to remedial massage to pilates- all bases are covered.
Ming Wo
Ming Wo
Great place to get my issues fixed. Physio and massage sessions were both so good. Front desk girls Nina and Carol are very polite, friendly and always helpful to get my appointments sorted out.
Nik N G
Nik N G
I managed to fix a painful muscle strain. Each session was good and I learned exercises that could help me avoid future injuries.
Kavita Sonapal Kaur
Kavita Sonapal Kaur
Core concepts is a one shop stop for all bodily issues you have: physio, massage and functional training. When I got to know them I got diagnosed with slip disc. Pilates did no longer help and three surgeons told me the only option is surgery. Now, 2 years later I can take an intercontinental flight without pain, swim more than 1000m, even started running 5km and WITHOUT SURGERY. Thanks Sam, Kelvin and team!
Dirk Verbiest
Dirk Verbiest
Effective therapy through knowledgeable and experienced therapist . Good ambience .
Royston Perera
Royston Perera
Experienced,empathic and flexible therapists. Helpful front desks executives. Homely environment!
Chang Li Ping Anastasia
Chang Li Ping Anastasia
Everyone is very professional and helpful at Core Concept. Physio Xue Ting and Private trainer Rohini have helped me to manage my chronic shoulders and neck pain. I am 80 % better!
Cici Lu
Cici Lu
Came for a massage session with Jessie & it was a fantastic experience. I was blown away by her service & massage skills! The front desk ladies Carol&Nina are a bunch of cheerful, helpful & pleasant people. Will definitely recommend Core Concepts to my family & friends! Keep up the good work guys!
Smarty Wei
Smarty Wei
The staff here are very helpful and polite. Really appreciate all the help that we have received. Especially Samuel and Carol.
慧芬
慧芬
This is hands down one of the best physiotherapy places in Singapore. I have been working with Lynn for a few months and she has been absolutely brilliant about fixing my immediate issues while helping me work towards long term goals. The front desk staff is super nice and very helpful in working with your schedules. I can't recommended them enough.
Shayne Mathews
Shayne Mathews
Helpful and effective sessions
Tan Keeyang
Tan Keeyang
I highly recommend Sylvia Ho.
Dominic Darren
Dominic Darren
Treatment at Core Concepts has been great! I was treated by Sylvia and Jessie to release the pain. Highly recommended
Maybeline Tan
Maybeline Tan
Under Dr Sylvia's care and remedial masseuse Jesse, I've been able to manage crippling back and hip pain during pregnancy. Highly recommend them if you experience discomforts during pregnancy
Senthu Yvonne
Senthu Yvonne
I get my back treated by Sylvia mainly, I struggled with an injury for a couple of years. CC has helped me return to sports, something I thought I'd never be able to. The team here is lovely and welcoming, I recommend giving the clinic a shot, especially if you have any persistent injuries.
Kaiser Leung
Kaiser Leung
The only physiotherapist that solve my problem and make sure I feel better before she lets me go. Cheryl is really good. Love Core Concepts cos of her! Thank you, Cheryl!!
Linda Goh
Linda Goh
Attentive & empathic therapists who take time & effort to listen and verify client's experience of conditions despite their tight schedule. One-stop Multi-disciplinary team approach to maximise client's outcome e.g. Remedial massage, Pilates, Functional Training. Flexible and tailored to each different client. A team of very experienced and responsible therapists. They discuss & plan out the treatment goals/targets and optimise every session so that client achieves benefits in shortest possible time. Offers value-based service that worths every visit and payment.
Anastasia Chang
Anastasia Chang
Beauty of this clinic is that it’s in town and can visit them before or after work/lunch. Effectively dealt with my backpain and gave very helpful advice. Worth the money and will recommend!
Review King
Review King
Very professional and caring Therapists. My left foot has been hurting for months. After 3 sessions with the therapist, 80% of the pain was gone. However, the remaining 20% still lingered on. They then had me do the functional training. After few sessions, I am left with only 2% of the pain and I am being discharged. The team is very professional and effective. Thanks everyone!
Theressa Lim
Theressa Lim
Came to see Xue Ting with a broken shoulder for the last 6 weeks and was impressed with her attentiveness and ability to make me feel me feel comforted in my condition . Very dedicated and good therapist indeed .
Janet Koh
Janet Koh
They adopt a scientific and personal approach. The therapists put in a lot of effort to diagnose the issue before attending to it. Overall, I would strongly recommend their professionalism and methods.
Varun Sharma
Varun Sharma
Friendly and really professional service! I immediately felt welcomed the moment I stepped into the clinic! The physio offered me great advice beyond what I had asked, which allowed me to have a deeper understanding as to why I had my issue in the first place. With this kind of service, I would honestly recommend this physio if you are serious about getting better.
Jimmy Allen Poh
Jimmy Allen Poh
Look for Soo, he is a great physiotherapist . Always communicating and always asking for my feedback. I’m on the right path to recovery all thanks to Soo. Two thumbs up.
Daniel Wang
Daniel Wang
Xue Ting has been working on my troublesome QL, hip girdle - basically the whole left lower kinetic chain! She has been patient, strong and cerebral in her approach to my 48 year old compensatory mechanisms. Her strong massage will finish with an assessment of muscle imbalance and poor activation with finally a retraining back to healthy movement.I’m impressed! Thanks Core Concepts!
Brett McLaren
Brett McLaren
I went from barely understanding physical therapy for injuries, to highly recommending Core Concepts to friends and family for their aches and pains. Ken was knowledgeable, patient and explained symptoms and consequences in a simple, relatable manner. I hope more people will come to understand how physio is a much better alternative to short-term painkillers.
Manda Misso
Manda Misso
The physiotherapist here explained the problem very well and provided me with exercises that helped improved my condition.
Ferdinand Mar
Ferdinand Mar
I have been experiencing great pain on my shoulder coupled with occasional numbness on my arm. Thanks to Ken Liew, I felt so much relieved after my first session. He was very patient and knowledgeable and had definitely made my 1st visit to a physiotherapy clinic a very memorable one. Thank you so much Ken
Bee Choo Gian
Bee Choo Gian
I have been experiencing knee pains lately especially walking up and down the stairs. The pain was so bad that I was very concern. I chanced upon CoreConcept on FB and book an appointment with them at Camden Medical Centre. My therapist was Ken Liew, he is very professional and knowledgeable. He did a thorough job to assess my condition. To my surprise I felt immediate relieved on my knee after the first session with him! Amazing! Looking forward to my next session. 😊
Sandy Toh
Sandy Toh
Hi I am Sally and I am in my late sixties. I have endured a year of thigh(joint) pains and thought that it must be due to old age. Visited Core Concepts at Novena and after only 2 sessions, my condition improved so much that I was able to climb stairs easily again. THANKS to my Physiotherapist Samuel Ong who is extremely polite, professional and knowledgeable.
Shino Tutu
Shino Tutu
I have had several sports related injuries and Core Concepts has saved me and put me "back to new" each times! The therapists are excellent - knowledgeable and professional, and the receptionists (Carol, Adiqah and Rin) are always friendly and helpful. They even give me oreo cookies for my children! 🙂
Paola Venturini Hubert
Paola Venturini Hubert
Extremely friendly staff and therapists! Folks Novena Square are just simply smiley and happy. Coming here towards the end of the work day always brings up my mood. Therapist and coach are fabulous. My condition improve so much that I can even start to train up some of my predominately unrealized problems. Highly recommended!
Von Ling Wei Hao
Von Ling Wei Hao
I go to Novena and Cheryl is my therapist. She was upfront from the get go about my neck condition. I liked her honesty and said we'll give it a try. I was better after 4 weekly sessions and continued to go to her every 2 weeks. With her help I am in a better condition, had to put in effort on the exercises she taught me as well.
Tania Chevrez
Tania Chevrez
Li Hoong is a very dedicated sports massage therapist and functional trainer. Her ultimate goal is the client's holistic well-being. Highly recommend.
Pei Yee Wong
Pei Yee Wong
i have tried different physiotherapy sessions with almost 10 physiotherapists in india and in Singapore, my back pain was treated well by CHERYLL, with God's grace , i was pain free only after Cheryll attended to me. Thank you Cheryll and core concepts for the great experience.
Madiha Sadiq
Madiha Sadiq
I am working with Yiren on my knee after my ACL/MCL reconstruction and recovery has been good! He does a thorough job to assess my progress each session and challenges me to push myself to get to various milestones. He's extremely friendly and helpful despite my many questions. Thanks!
Yingling Huang
Yingling Huang
After many different physio and massage sessions in different places, my experience with the core concepts team has been the best. I started seeing them for sports massage, and now for my knee rehab. The level of care and attention makes me want to do more for myself. Isn't this most important when one tend to slack off with the prescribed exercises?
YitKoon Gan
YitKoon Gan
The best physiotherapist ever. Cheryl is really good. Doesn't shortchange me of time and make sure I feel better before she lets me go. The front desk staff are great too. Very accomodating and friendly. Thank you Carol and Farrah. Only thing if they can give instructions to how to go to their place will be great. Usually only unit number but do give some details like mrt exits and directions to lift and such will be excellent. Coz I almost got lost in 2 different places. Overall still love core concept because of Cheryl! Thank you Cheryl!!
Jeanette Goh
Jeanette Goh
Easily the best physio clinic I've been to.
Natarajan Baradwaj
Natarajan Baradwaj

Core Concepts – Ankle and Foot Pain Relief Specialists

Pain is more complicated than you think. Very often, the answer to what’s causing your pain is far deeper than what you expect. It is important to note that your feet are not an isolated part of the body – it can be affected by other parts of the body as well.

The human anatomy is an interlinked system of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments that help you to perform your daily functions. Thus when one part of the body starts hurting, there is a possibility that the pain could be attributed to another part of the body. One simple movement such as taking a step forward involves not only the foot but also your ankle and knee. For instance, if your knee is injured, it could result in foot or ankle pain as you will not be able to take steps normally. This could result in additional pressure on the ankle or foot, causing a strain or pain. Or vice-versa.

Ankle and Foot Pain – A symptom, not a condition

Pain, like a fever, is a symptom and could be an indication of a multitude of problems. You could take medication to get rid of the fever, but without going to the doctor to get a proper diagnosis, you will be unable to find out the root cause of the fever. Without treating the root cause, the fever will likely return if your body is unable to heal itself. And the body has an amazing to heal and recover from a whole host of problems.

Likewise, pain is a symptom and you can temporarily relieve the pain through pain medication and hot compresses. However, without consulting a physiotherapist, you will not be able to find out the root cause of your pain and resolve it. And if your body cannot adequately heal itself, it often leads to chronic issues and long-term and deeper problems later on. Other times it doesn’t heal right like a broken bone not set properly. Your physiotherapist can help you do that.

The Thinking Physiotherapists

At Core Concepts, we understand the importance of diagnosing the root cause of the problem and treating that to prevent a recurrence. We are firm believers in ‘The Thinking Physiotherapist’ and acknowledge that pain is a symptom and has various layers. Our first step is to determine the root cause by digging deeper into the symptoms. We strip away the symptoms layer by layer to find out what is causing the pain. After determining the root cause, we resolve the multiple layers of pain you feel. Instead of just simply temporarily relieving your pain symptoms, we also aim to fix the underlying cause. From there, we work to ensure that your pain doesn’t return by making your body stronger and more functional.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Ankle and Foot Pain

What can I do to prevent ankle sprains?

There are certain methods to lower your risk of ankle sprains – if you take part in sports or enjoy running, make sure you warm-up before exercising. This will reduce your risk of injuries greatly. Also, be sure to wear shoes with good support for the activities that you are using them for. Shoes with good support will help to absorb the shock of high impact sports such as running.

One can also make the choice to reduce the frequency of high impact sports and participate in lower impact sports like swimming instead.

When do I need medical treatment for ankle pain?

There are various degrees to an ankle sprain. Most ankle sprains are simple and can heal on its own with care. If you have a simple ankle sprain that feels sore after falling or landing on your foot wrongly, simply perform R.I.C.E. However, if your ankle pain is so severe that you are unable to place weight on your ankle or if it is swollen and does not go away in a couple of days.

What treatments are available for flat feet?

Flat feet in itself does not require treatment. Treatment is only necessary if you are experiencing pain in your foot. Our physiotherapists will firstly assess your foot to determine the cause of the pain and determine the most suitable treatment plan to resolve it. Treatment methods could range from manual therapy, exercise therapy or custom orthotics.

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