The foot, ankle and leg are the foundation of our entire body and our tools for mobility. Every day we use them for a range of activities including standing, walking, jumping, running, kicking, and dancing. But if they don’t feel right, the neither do you!
Musculoskeletal and sports podiatry involves the diagnosis and treatment of pain and discomfort, as well as the prevention of injury, in the foot and lower limb. The podiatrist carries out a biomechanical assessment and gait analysis to determine any mechanical reasoning or other factors contributing to your condition. This involves specialised, non-invasive investigations to analyse foot function, joint alignment and lower limb stability.
Following these assessments the podiatrist will put together a treatment plan that is specific to you and your condition and takes into account your daily lifestyle or sporting activities. Treatment plans may involve the prescription of orthotics (shoe inserts/insoles), exercise plans, activity modification, footwear advice or other specialist treatment options available, that will suit you and your lifestyle.
Common Conditions Treated
* Heel pain (Plantar fasciitis)
* Achilles Tendinopathy
* Shin splints
* Pes plano valgus (Flat feet)
* Joint pain (ankle, knee, back)
* Aching tired feet
* Pain in ball of foot (Metatarsalgia)