Foot and ankle pain clinic

LycaHealth’s foot and ankle pain clinic is available in two convenient locations: Canary Wharf, East London and Orpington, Kent. Our world-class clinicians will ensure your foot or ankle pain concerns are heard and acted upon, so that you can focus on getting better. From ingrown toenails to tendinitis, our team is here to help you.

Foot and ankle pain clinic clinicians

London Foot and Ankle Pain Clinic

We have vast experience in diagnosing and treating foot pain and ankle pain, and see many patients from a sporting background visit our clinics in Canary Wharf and Kent. You may be wondering why we see so many patients who work in sport, or have great involvement within it. This is because when doing sports, there is repetitive movement or high impact on the feet and/or ankles which can lead to foot or ankle injuries, resulting in discomfort and pain. Some of the common injuries can include a sprained ankle, broken or fractured bones and muscle or ligament damage. For those patients who have suffered a sports injury that is not specific to the foot or ankle, we recommend that they visit our sports injuries clinic.

Ankle and Foot Problems – Not Sport Related

However, it’s not just sports people who come to us with pain. Those who are regularly on their feet as part of their job, lift heavy weights, or have a genetic condition may also want to seek help from a foot specialist. Some of the common problems we see in our foot and ankle pain clinic in London include:

  • Pain in the base of the big toe,
  • Bottom of heel pain,
  • Back of heel pain,
  • Sharp pain in the heel,
  • Aching ankles,
  • Burning sensation in the foot, and
  • Pain in the ball of the foot.

Whether it’s toe pain, aching ankles or heel pain, we’ve got the expertise to support you through to better physical health.

Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain

Some of the common causes of ankle pain and foot pain include:

  • Achilles tendon rupture: this can either be a full, or partial tear of the tendon when it is stretched beyond its maximum capacity.
  • Ankle instability: this can occur following an ankle injury, where the ankle did not heal adequately, resulting in ankle instability.
  • Fallen arches: this can cause discomfort and pain, and make the feet appear flat rather than their usual arched shape.
  • Foot arthritis: caused by inflammation of the joints, this can lead to ankle and foot pain, swelling and physical changes,
  • Hammertoe: this can occur due to arthritis in feet, or from trauma, but in most cases can be treated.
  • Heel spurs: calcium deposits on the foot which are formed over the period of a few months and are as a result of excessive strain on the foot and/or ligaments.
  • Metatarsalgia: with this foot condition, you’re likely to experience pain and inflammation in the ball of your foot. It is strongly linked to sporting activities which contain a lot of running and/or jumping.
  • Osteoarthritis ankle pain: this can cause discomfort, pain, swelling and physical changes within the feet and ankles.
  • Peroneal tendonitis: this occurs when the peroneal tendons become inflamed, usually as a result of overuse or increased load.
  • Plantar fasciitis: this occurs when the ligament running along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed, and can cause heel pain when walking or standing.
  • Reactive arthritis: this is where there is joint pain or swelling within the feet or ankles, and is triggered by an infection elsewhere in the body.
  • Tendonitis: otherwise known as ankle tendonitis, this is where inflamed tendons can cause ankle pain when walking, running or jumping, and are a result of overuse.

Foot and Ankle Pain Treatment

Foot and ankle pain treatment varies depending on the foot or ankle condition. Plantar fasciitis treatment, for example, may involve taking anti-inflammatory medication or undergoing physiotherapy in order to alleviate aching feet. Conversely, recommended ankle pain treatment could require rest and painkillers. Our physiotherapists will work with you to find the best route of treatment for your health concern.

Content medically reviewed June 2020.

Available at the following clinics

Canary Wharf

0207 132 1440

Mon – Fri: 8AM to 8PM

Sat: 9AM to 2PM

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Orpington

01689 490 111

Mon – Fri: 9am to 5pm

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You will be referred to a specialist who will treat you and put together a bespoke recovery plan.

Please get in touch with our team to book your consultation today! Simply use our online form, or give us a call.

Your consultation will be handled by one of LycaHealth’s expert physiotherapists, who will analyse your medical history and current condition in order to form a diagnosis. In some cases, you may have to undergo imaging to complete the diagnosis. You can book your consultation via our video consultation platform if this would be more convenient for you.

Following your foot/ankle pain diagnosis, your physiotherapist will refer you to the correct specialist to deal with your treatment. The treatment you will receive depends on your condition and what is recommended by the physiotherapist.

  • Highly confidential service.
  • No waiting for an appointment.
  • Modern, luxury clinic.
  • Convenient Canary Wharf and Orpington locations.

At LycaHealth, our services are covered by all major medical insurance companies. You can also self-pay for treatment.

Unfortunately, not all foot and ankle conditions can be treated. However, we can advise how to manage symptoms and what you can do to help your condition.

Yes, our experienced clinicians and physiotherapists are able to recommend a range of treatments; including both surgical and non-surgical options. Where possible, we’ll recommend the least intrusive and lowest risk treatment for your foot and ankle condition, to allow you to start your road to recovery as quickly as possible.

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