Over time, many joints can become less mobile and develop restrictions in their range of motion. As a result, pain and discomfort often occurs, and in some cases, orthotics don’t work as well as they would if the foot was functioning better.
Mobilisation techniques can help to treat this, and the specific techniques used by the podiatrist depends on which joints are affected. It’s not usually painful, and most patients find it comfortable.
Mobilisation can be used for a number of different conditions, including heel pain, ankle pain and general stiffness. Loss of joint mobility can also affect posture and balance, making mobilisation a treatment that can help more than just the foot. Chat to Perth Podiatrists Steve or Sara about how mobilisation can help you next time you’re in the clinic.