Foot / Ankle

The foot and ankle is made up of 28 bones in addition to the many ligaments and muscles that support the complex ankle joint. Some of the most common injuries treated at Access Ortho are sprained ankles and broken toes. 

Common Foot / Ankle Injuries:

  • Toe – fractured toe – also referred to as; Proximal or distal phalanx fracture, broken toe, stubbed toe, bent toe, great toe fracture/break, little toe, 
  • Toe dislocation
  • Foot –fractured foot, broken foot, crushed foot, 
  • Stress fracture 
  • Fifth (5th) metatarsal break / fracture / 
  • Jones Fracture
  • Metatarsal fracture / Base of metatarsal fracture, 
  • Lisfranc injury
  • Plantar fascia tear, plantar fasciitis
  • Cuboid, navicular, cuneiform, talus, calcaneal fractures, tarsal bone fractures, 
  • Ankle – fractured (broken) ankle, 
  • Ankle strain / sprain, rolled ankle, eversion / inversion ankle 
  • Lateral ligament complex sprain/strain
  • Deltoid ligament complex sprain/strain
  • ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament), CFL (common fibular ligament), AITFL (Anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament), PTFL (posterior talofibular ligament), PITFL sprain/strain/tear
  • Syndesmostic/syndesmosis injury
  • Paediatric (children) salter Harris fractures of the ankle
  • Muscle tears: Peroneal, tibialis anterior
  • Achilles tendon rupture/tear
  • Weber A/B/C fracture
  • Bimalleolar fracture, trimalleolar fracture, Tillaux fracture, medial/lateral malleolar fracture
  • Disruption of the ankle mortise or talar dome

Symptoms of Foot / Ankle Injuries

  • Pain to ankle
  • Sore/pain to arch of foot
  • Swelling
  • Clicking
  • Popping sensation
  • Inability to walk
  • Inability to stand on foot
  • Bruising
  • Deformity toe
  • Unstable ankle
  • Tenderness to palpation

Access Ortho understands the inconvenience an injury to your foot / ankle can cause. We will provide a rapid and thorough assessment of your injury, including focused observation, palpation, ligament testing and muscle testing and arrange any radiology required to assist in diagnosing the severity of your injury. 

Treatment of ankle / foot injuries may include immobilisation in a moon boot, ankle brace, Vacoped Achilles boot, crutches and referral to physiotherapy for rehabilitation.  Some injuries may require a referral to a podiatrist for custom orthotics.  Should surgery be required in the management of your injury, Access Ortho will facilitate this referral.