Problems of FOOT & ANKLE are common both in children and elderly. In children mostly are congenital in nature (from birth) or developmental. Both needs to be managed with casts, manipulation and physiotherapy or surgery.
All of these are managed by skilled personal, and trained NURSES and PHYSIOTHERAPISTS. In elderly injury, fractures and degenerative problems (artherities) are common. They are managed appropriately both surgically with proper footwear guidance and occupational therapy.
After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle. Following a well-structured conditioning program will also help you return to sports and other recreational activities. This is a general conditioning program that provides a wide range of exercises. To ensure that the program is safe and effective for you, it should be performed under your doctor’s supervision. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about which exercises will best help you meet your rehabilitation goals.
This foot and ankle conditioning program should be continued for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or physical therapist. After your recovery, these exercises can be continued as a maintenance program for lifelong protection and health of your feet and lower legs. Performing the exercises three to five days a week will maintain strength and range of motion in your foot and ankle.