Because of the competitive nature of sport, the primary aim of Sports Podiatry is to return the patient to their former level of function as soon as practically possible. This is for the professional, elite, and amateur athlete, as well as those who have sustained injuries in day-to-day life.
Common foot & lower limb complaints include:
- Plantar Fasciitis (Pain under the heel)
- Achilles Tendonitis (Pain at the back of the heel/ankle)
- Arch and Instep Pain
- Forefoot Pain (Bunions, Toe Deformity, Morton’s Neuroma & Metatarsalgia)
- Ankle Pain (Tibialis Posterior Tendonitis, Ankle Sprains and Instability)
- Lower Leg Pain (Shin Splints & Calf Muscle Strain)
- Knee Pain (Patello-femoral Maltracking Syndrome, Ilio-tibial Band Friction Syndrome, & Patella Tendonitis)
- Hip Pain (Greater Trochanteric Bursitis)
- Lower Back Pain due to Limb Length Difference and Foot Function.
A Sports Podiatrist consults many foot and lower limb complaints in children
- Heel Pain (Sever’s Disease)
- Knee Pain (Osgood Schlatter’s Syndrome)
- Intoed Gait (Pigeon toed)
- Flat Feet
- Generalised Foot, Ankle & Leg Pain during and after sport.