Physio Blog

5 Ways To Prevent Ankle Injuries

| Ankle and Foot Pain

Ankle injuries are the most common complaint in A&E departments across the country.  They cost the NHS and private health sector millions each year to treat, and cost the injured sportsperson time off from their sport and weeks of frustration. This injury affects both the elite sportsperson and non-sporting individual and can affect your enjoyment […]


This Could Be the Cause of Your Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis

| Ankle and Foot Pain

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue, which runs from the heel of the foot towards the ‘ball’ of the foot. Along with other structures, it contributes to supporting the natural arch underneath the foot. Plantar Fasciitis or ‘Jogger’s Heel’ There are a number of issues a patient can present with if their […]


Top Five Facts About Gout

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, General Health

There are many types of arthritis, which get a lot of media attention. Charities raise awareness for the two ‘big players’ of Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. These affect the joints in severe ways, and often require surgery for them to regain any function, however, one of the types of arthritis, which is commonly overlooked, […]


Should My Physio Treatment be Painful?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Shoulder Pain

Our Bristol Manager and physio Leanne Plenge clarifies whether there is actually any truth in the ‘no pain no gain’ cliché, and whether the exercises your physio prescribes should be painful.  In the years I have been practicing as a physio I have heard the statement no pain no gain many times.  Sometimes from behind […]


All You Need to Know About Your Ankle Sprain

| Ankle and Foot Pain

All sport players who sustain this injury are only too aware of how frustrating and painful this injury can be.  Those of you that have twisted your ankle whilst on the green, or those that have been caught out by an unseen curb will know that the swelling and limitation to movement involved in this […]


How to Treat Pes Planus (Flat Feet)

| Ankle and Foot Pain

As we saw in How to Treat Pes Cavus (High Arched Feet) the high arched foot is a common condition, which physiotherapists deal with and treat on a regular basis.  We also have to regularly address foot arch deformity namely, the “flat foot” or pes planus.  Pes planus is where there is no distinctive arch on […]


Pain When Walking or Running? You May Have an Abnormal Gait

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Sports Physiotherapy

In this blog post, Bristol Manager and Physio Leanne Plenge, reveals what a physiotherapist looks for when analysing your walking or running pattern (gait).  I met up with John Stephenson at AAA-Physio in Bristol recently to discuss his special interest in gait analysis and biomechanics. We discussed the benefits of truly getting to the bottom […]


How to Treat Pes Cavus (High Arched Feet)

| Ankle and Foot Pain

Pes cavus is the Latin term to describe the condition the natural arch, or in-step of the sole of your foot, is higher than normal. If the arch of your foot is particularly high compared to the considered “normal” levels, it can cause you some considerable pain and discomfort.  There are many ways in which […]


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