Lisfranc Injury Treatment

A Lisfranc Injury is a displacement of the bones and/or ligaments in the midfoot.
At Vitalis Physiotherapy, our specialised treatment aims to:

What is a Lisfranc Injury?

A Lisfranc Injury is a displacement of the metatarsals from the tarsus in your midfoot. The injury results from either direct or indirect trauma; it can be caused by something as simple as a twist and fall or by something more severe such as a fall from height.


There is a high rate of this condition amongst football and soccer players. Men are 2 to 4 times more likely to suffer from a Lisfranc Injury.

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What are the causes?

A Lisfranc injury can commonly be misdiagnosed as a sprain, especially with a simple mechanism of a twist and fall.  So if you continue to have issues after having your ankle cleared from X-ray, its best to get a second opinion on the injury.

  • Low energy injury with twist and fall
  • Trauma to the foot ranging from sporting accident to more acute trauma
  • Usually stumbling over a plantar flexed or pointed foo

What are the symptoms of a Lisfranc Injury?

Symptoms will vary with severity of the injury.

  • Pain in your midfoot, sore to touch
  • Inability to weight bear
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Deformed shape in midfoot
  • Pain with moving the foot into pronation or ABDuction
Injury Prevention

Treatment for a Lisfranc Injury

  • Immobilisation of the foot
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Gait retraining
  • Orthotics to help support the tarsometatarsal joints

Your physiotherapist may also recommend a moon boot to immobilise your foot to aid in recovery.

What can I do at home?

  • Resting the foot and limiting physical activity
  • Immobilisation of the foot
  • Icing the inflamed area 2-3 times a day for 15-minutes
  • Anti-inflammatories if approved by a healthcare provider
Physiotherapy Home Visits

How to book an appointment?

If you think that you may be suffering from a Lisfranc injury, or you’re looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, our team at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess and diagnose the condition. They will then tailor your treatment plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.

All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.

You can visit our FAQs for more information about appointments at Vitalis Physiotherapy.

Need Help?

Are you suffering from Lisfranc Injury? Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy now to book in your treatment.

Call our friendly team on 0410 559 856. We’d love to help.

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