Having Ankle or Foot Pain? A Guide to Physiotherapy Treatment for Relief

Sprained Ankle and Foot pain Injury Causes, Symptoms and Relief Treatment

What causes Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain is any kind of pain or discomfort affecting any part of the ankle. Ankle pain can happen for many reasons. The most common causes include injury, ankle sprain, arthritis and normal wear and tear.

Depending on the cause, you may feel pain or stiffness around the ankle. Your ankle may also swell, and you may not be able to put any weight on it.

Usually, ankle pain gets better with rest, ice and over-the-counter pain medications. Core Concepts Physiotherapy can treat injuries and arthritis.

Oftentimes, conditions can be treated without surgery. However, surgery is needed if the injury is severe, such as a broken ankle bone, or when your ankle pain fails to improve with nonsurgical treatment.

If you’ve had an ankle injury or surgery, a physiotherapy plan can also help you heal. Physio treatment strengthens the muscles that support your feet and ankles. The therapy can relieve pain and prevent future injuries.

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.

Painful Ankle sprains are the most common ankle injury, occurring over 25,000 times a day in the US. Common injuries from sports such as 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 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.

Common Ankle and Foot Pain Conditions

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. 

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.

Physiotherapy Provides More than Just Immediate Ankle and Foot Pain Relief

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.


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.

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.

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.


“This is hands-down one of the best physiotherapy place in Singapore. Natalie at the front desk has super human efficiencey at working with your schedules and communication. i can’t recommend them enough”

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Julia Leck
Julia Leck
08:21 21 Apr 22
Having sciatica nerve pain due to slipped disc and doctor suggest surgery. At that time, i was at the bow posture which i cant even walk or sit properly but after 6 to 8 times of my physiotherapy with Core Concepts, i ended up able to stand straight. Really thanks to my therapist Samuel and Annabelle! Never regret to come Tampines branch!椎间盘突出导致坐骨神经痛,医生建议手术。 那时我处于弓形姿势,我什至不能走路或坐着,但经过6到8次Core Concepts理疗后,我终于可以站直了。 非常感谢我的治疗师塞缪尔和安娜贝尔! 永远不要后悔来淡滨尼分店!
Srinivasan Namasivayam
Srinivasan Namasivayam
03:07 26 Nov 21
The team at the Tampines outlet is ver professional . I was attended to by Sylvia and Annabelle both of whom were caring and excellent. The staff at the reception were also really good.
Mohamad Aidil
Mohamad Aidil
03:07 12 Aug 22
Nice place !! Nice physio and receptionist, shanti 👍👍😃
Sher Parohinog
Sher Parohinog
04:46 20 Oct 22
It was a great experience for me. Isaac was very helpful and told me what exactly I need to do to get better. His patience for a stubborn client/patient like me is something I will applaud 🙈 Lenia also helped me a bit, she didn’t need to but she still taught me an exercise that I forgot to do. That specific exercise really helped me a lot to get better. Lastly, hands off to Daisy. Words are not enough to express how great she was!The front desk people are also very friendly, polite, and easy to have conversation with.Defo 100% recommended.
Gregory Chan
Gregory Chan
04:30 18 May 22
Tore my ACL twice and had the pleasure of coming to Core Concepts for both rehabilitations. The physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists were extremely well versed and it was comforting to know that they knew the ins and outs of my injury and my path to recovery. While upholding a professional rapport, the staff, Sufian, Lynn and Joelina in particular, managed to make the atmosphere light and cheery, making the recovery process an enjoyable one. Another physiotherapist in particular, Sarita, went out of her way to assist me even though i was not her client, helping to lighten the extreme discomfort i was feeling at the time. Highly reccomend to anyone looking for reliable, professional physiotherapists who can make your rehab journey an enjoyable one!
07:49 25 Nov 22
hv a pleasant & recovery session wiv Ken & Elliot as my therapist. their method of training & professionalism attitude amazed me
booster lee
booster lee
06:50 19 Dec 22
The team is great and helpful. Share exercises and experience help to cure my back pain issue.
Y. K. Tan
Y. K. Tan
05:14 07 Oct 22
Thanks so much to Chye Tuan and team for making me a great progression to recovery!
Miki Teo
Miki Teo
09:55 27 Oct 22
Gonna be a long review! I had slipped disc surgery late Sept last year and was referred to Core Concepts for physiotherapy. It’s been a full year now and I’m really glad that this is the place accompanying me through this entire recovery journey.Grace is my main physiotherapist and I really want to give a big shout-out to her for all the great advice and exercises given. Sylvia sees me to ensure my recovery is on the right track. Joanna is always so warm and welcoming at the front desk and ever so encouraging with her words. From being too weak to walk without support to being able to run for the bus now, it’s all possible thanks to all of them!Recovery is also not all just about the physical aspect, it’s as important to pay attention to the emotional aspect too. Grace understands and relates really well to my post-surgery/road-to-recovery feelings and I really think that’s what ultimately makes me feel I’m in the best hands I can have here.Thank you Core Concepts! 💪🏼💜
04:06 29 Oct 21
I have been seeing Han Loong & Annabelle after hurtting my lower back. Both have very great skills in the deep tissue massage that always help me release up the knot and my musclr ache. Very reconmended to use both of them as their skill ate very good!

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Ankle and Foot Pain

There are various degrees to an ankle sprain. Most ankle sprains are simple and can heal on their 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.

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.

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.

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.

There are 4 ways in which ankle sprains can be treated effectively;

  • Restoring good single leg balance
  • Pain management – Rest, ice, compression, elevation, advice regarding anti-inflammatory medication
  • Restoring full movement of the ankle joint
  • Restoring full strength of ankle joint

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.