Commonly the pain is in the arch of the foot and/or at the heel. It is due to inflammation at the attachment point of the fascia, beneath the heel. Most of the time the pain does not have a specific onset, it gradually builds up. However occasionally it can be felt following a long walk, change of footwear or overuse.
This is an inflammation or degeneration of the Achilles tendon, which runs down the back of the heel connecting the calf muscles to the foot. It usually occurs through overuse or excessive repetitive exercise, such as running.
The common term of ‘rolling the ankle’, this is an acute injury and has a very specific onset, you will know when it happens. It is likely that there will be swelling, bruising and stiffness around the ankle joint. There are a number of ligaments around the ankle, the main ones include three on the outside and one on the inside of the joint, the damaged ligament can normally be determined by the way in which the injury was sustained. There are also a number of special tests that therapists can use to determine the exact ligament that is injured.