Serious hip & leg pain can be exhausting. Osteoarthritis is a deteriorating disease that affects your joints in the legs and arms and also knees, hips, ankles, wrists, and fingers.
Osteoarthritis is caused as a result of wear & tear of the joints. With age, the cartilage that shields the joints begins to devitalize leading to the rubbing of bones. But besides the breakdown of cartilage, osteoarthritis affects the entire joint. It causes changes in the bone and deterioration of the connective tissues that hold the joint together and attach muscle to bone. It also causes inflammation of the joint lining. It results in pain, loss of motion, and swelling in joints.
When it comes to foot/ankle, they are located far away from your hip/knee, but they are vital parts of the body that are interlinked. Everything is about the biomechanics of the body that is the functioning of joints, soft tissues, and muscles together to keep you moving.
At Synapse Physio, we work closely with you to diagnose the root cause of pain and offer effective treatments to help you get relief.
The hip is a stable ball & socket joint with a cartilage layer in between. It surrounds huge and strong muscles that help you in moving forward while walking. Also, these muscles manage ankle and knee movements.
While walking or running, a cushion of cartilage helps to prevent friction as the hip bone moves in its socket. Despite its durability, the hip joint isn’t indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can tear or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. Bones in the hip can break during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to hip pain.
So, when you experience hip pain, do not ignore it as a minor issue if not treated can result in severe injury too. Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint.
Ankle pain refers to any kind of pain or discomfort affecting any part of the ankle. Ankle pain can happen for many reasons. Common causes of ankle pain include injury, arthritis and normal wear and tear, Achilles tendinitis, Bursitis (joint inflammation) Plantar fasciitis, Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease), Sprained ankle, Tarsal tunnel syndrome. Depending on the cause, you may feel pain or stiffness anywhere around the ankle. Your ankle may also swell, and you may not be able to put any weight on it.
A physical therapy program can help you strengthen muscles and prevent another injury.
We at Synapse Physio help you undergo early assessment and get appropriate treatment with the help of our expert Physiotherapists.
When you visit our clinic, the Physiotherapist would ask about your medical history and will ask you a few questions regarding your condition. After assessing your condition thoroughly, the Physiotherapist would design the best physiotherapy treatment plan to reduce the pain.
Our experienced Physiotherapists will help you to treat problems related to hip and ankle joint with gentle Physiotherapy sessions and helps to strengthen muscles surrounding your hip and ankle joint.