The way our feet and legs function during sports and activity can lead to many different injuries and ailments. These can include conditions such as:
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis can present as a stabbing pain in under the heel, normally worst on your first steps in the morning or after sitting for a period of time. This heel pain can progress to aching pain with standing and even pain running through your arch.
Shin Splints: Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome is common in runners and presents as pain along the tibia (shinbone) through the front of the leg. This pain typically warms up with exercise but can be excruciating after training.
Achilles tendinitis: The Achilles tendon attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone. The tendon can become damaged, inflamed and very painful. Early treatment is recommended as this injury tends to become progressively worse.
Knee pain: A common issue for runners and sports people is knee pain. There are many reasons this pain can develop including issues with the iliotibial band, the patella not tracking smoothly or issues with the stabilising ligaments of the knee. Many of these knee issues are heavily influenced by foot position and can be treated quite easily.
Treatment of these conditions starts with a detailed assessment of the way the lower limb functions to determine the cause of the injury. After this assessment, an appropriate treatment regime will be developed which can include custom foot orthotics, footwear recommendations, manual therapies and exercise rehabilitation to have you pain-free and back to activity as soon as possible.
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It’s not always easy knowing who to contact about your foot issues. All you know is that you want relief from your pain.
Podiatrists specialise in injuries and issues with the feet, ankles and legs. If you enter your details into the form, one of our team will contact you to discuss your current problem and how My Family Podiatry may be able to help you.
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