Having Ankle or Foot Pain? Sprained Ankle or Foot Injury Causes, Symptoms and Relief Treatment

Common Ankle and Foot Pain Conditions that we treat

Here are some common conditions causing ankle and foot pain are heel spurs, injury to any of the ankle bones, ligaments or tendons and several types of arthritis and other problems. Uncertain of your condition? Visit us for an assessment and we will help you figure it out. 

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel/ Sole Pain)
  • Gout (Inflammatory Arthritis)
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome – Symptoms of TTS include shooting pain, numbness, tingling or burning sensation in the foot
  • Sciatica often described as mild to intense low back pain that travels into the left or right leg
  • Snapping Ankle or ‘Clicking’ Ankle (slipping peroneal tendon)
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
Physiotherapist applying appropriate treatment methods to resolve Foot pain causes

Treat Your Ankle or Foot Pain Conditions Early.

Get Better and Stay Better.

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.

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. Physiotherapy treatment for effective Ankle and Foot pain relief.

Ankle sprains are the most common ankle injury, occurring over 25000 times a day in the US. Common injury from sports such a soccer, football, 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.

Torturing for you when taking 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 Singapore services 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?

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.

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Senior Principal Physiotherapist applying appropriate treatment methods to resolve Ankle and Foot pain causes.

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Ankle and Foot 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. After which, your physiotherapist will help to provide immediate pain relief through manual therapy, massage 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 Singapore, 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 rehabilitation 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.


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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
04:57 15 Aug 17
I would like to thank Carmelle the functional trainer for her excellent job and patience to help me resolve my tailbone activation problem. She helped design a lot of diff training methods to help me activate my sleeping tailbone as a result of her help I'm able to feel my tailbone movements and slowly build my lower abdomen core muscles.Thanks you Carmelle for your dedication and patience to help me improve my posture and feel the difference!!
PS Yeoh
PS Yeoh
12:47 06 May 21
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
03:05 12 Jul 18
I have found physio to be so different here as opposed to the US. Here they treat the whole body and I think I have had very good results. Jin Xiang worked with me for a couple months and got me on the way to recovery. Carmelle worked with me the last three weeks to make sure I’ll be going home with all the exercises I needed. Both of them were excellent and demanding in a good way and I’m very lucky to have worked with them!
Lois Mikulka
Lois Mikulka
13:43 06 May 21
I was referred by my specialist to Core Concepts following a fall and a minor procedure done on my spine. Samuel Ong, their principal therapist was assigned to me and i was in a considerable amount of pain when i came to see him. Sam is always happy to explain my condition to me in layman terms, as well as teaching me some practical and simple ways to relief my pain when im at home. The centre is clean and neat, a very relaxing place to get rehabilitation done for sure!
Janice Hwl
Janice Hwl
15:51 24 Jun 21
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
02:05 10 Jun 17
I struggled with an injury for months and couldn't walk without pain. Visited Core Concepts at the suggestion of a friend and my condition improved after 4-5 sessions. Price is reasonable too, and the physiotherapists and pilates trainer were really professional and empathetic. Thumbs up!
Kate Chiew
Kate Chiew
04:48 13 Dec 20
Comprehensive range of treatment. I had a lower back injury and was prescribed sessions with the physiotherapist, massage and functional training. These have helped tremendously to not only treat the immediate issues, but also care for it myself moving forward so that I don't have to land back here with similar problems.
Giant Cradle
Giant Cradle
07:03 17 Nov 20
I did my rehabilitative physio at core concepts (raffle quay) following ACL reconstructive surgery on my knee. I would highly recommend the team at core concepts. They are all very professional, knowledgeable and caring. Special mention to my main physio, Yiru and my functional trainer Carmelle with whom I spent most time. But the whole team looked after me and made me feel like one of the core concepts family!
Connor Sexton
Connor Sexton
03:18 28 May 21
Have been doing physiotherapy for over 5 months with Core Concepts. I couldn’t be more happy! The level of professionalism of all the staff is outstanding. They tailour the recovery process for your needs and they are very accomodating. Definitely recommend them.
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Ivan Curti Santaularia
05:41 24 Aug 21

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 Physiotherapy Singapore

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. What treatments are available for flat feet?

    Flat feet in themselves do 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.

  4. Ankle sprains are common – do I have to see a physiotherapist for it?

    Yes, it is best to see a physiotherapist when an ankle sprain occurs. If you do not treat the injury, you will be more prone to repeated ankle sprains, leading to further pain and disability.

  5. Treating Ankle Sprains

    There are 4 ways in which ankle sprains can be treated effectively;
    • Pain management – Rest, ice, compression, elevation, advice regarding anti-inflammatory medication
    • Restoring full movement of the ankle joint
    • Restoring full strength of ankle joint
    • Restoring good single leg balance
    Achieving each of these will be done by a variety of manual treatments, stretching and strengthening exercises Your physiotherapist will discuss your goals, time frames and training schedules with you to optimise you for a complete return to sports, work and daily activities.