Ankle pain explained
When we walk, the foot and ankle bear the full weight of our bodies. Not surprisingly, they are prone to injury. When not rehabilitated sufficiently, injuries such as ankle sprains can result in long-term pain and reduced function.
Ankle pain is often directly or indirectly related to poor movement sensing (proprioception) and disruption of the muscles in the leg, which are meant to control the lateral ankle. Relieving foot and ankle pain may be accomplished by realigning the joints, taking the pressure off the stressed area.
and ankle pain
AposTherapy® involves wearing an innovative footworn device for about one hour per day. The device is personalized to your body frame and movement patterns by an AposTherapy® trained clinician who calibrates it to redistribute the forces acting on the painful ankle or foot and improve the efficiency of the surrounding muscles.
AposTherapy® may help you live better with your ankle or foot pain and, when used over time, may help you better manage your ankle discomfort as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Clinical research about AposTherapy®
Robust clinical research on patients with knee pain supports the science behind the biomechanical principles and mechanism of action of AposTherapy®.
- Non-invasive and drug-free
- Improves walking patterns
- Convenient and fits easily into your daily routine
- Personalized to your body frame and movement patterns
- On-going care for optimal results
Some of the more commonly used definitions for chronic ankle pain include ankle arthritis, recurrent ankle sprains, peroneal tendonitis, Achilles tendinopathy, Achilles tear and osteo-chondral defect (OCD).
Ankle pain can often be diagnosed by your physician or physical therapist by carrying out functional tests and discussing your symptoms.
Ankle pain can be caused by overuse, bad joint alignment, weak muscular control and injury.
right for me?
Generally, AposTherapy® is not suitable for individuals who:
- Have unexplained recurrent falls
- Experience balance problems (that require using a walking aid indoors)
- Suffer from especially severe osteoporosis
Otherwise, if you have ankle or foot pain and want to enjoy walking again, then you are likely to be a good candidate for AposTherapy®.
of patients would recommend AposTherapy® to friends and family1
of candidates for surgery said they expected to delay or avoid surgery based on the initial results of AposTherapy®2
reduction in pain killers consumption while using AposTherapy®3
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