Sports Podiatry Injuries Fitzroy North

Sports Injuries

Common sports injuries include shin splints, achilles tendonitis, knee cap pain (runner’s knee), ankle sprain and plantar fasciitis or heel pain, there are many more.

Sports podiatry covers two primary areas:

1. Foot and lower limb overuse injuries.
2. Mechanical performance enhancement to minimise injury and to maximize efficiency.

Why should I see a sports podiatrist?

Our podiatrists are trained to assess your biomechanics (the way you move) and to identify potential problems to reduce the risk of future injury. Video gait analysis and other techniques can be employed. The results of these tests will predict whether your leg stability is sufficient for your sport.

Overuse injuries

If you have a niggling injury to your feet or legs, it is likely to be caused by a mechanical problem or imbalance in your body. Our podiatrist will determine the cause of your imbalance and recommend treatment to relieve your pain and to prevent future injury. Treatment
may include stretching exercises, shockwave therapy to hasten recovery and orthotic therapy to correct an imbalance.may include stretching exercises, shockwave therapy to hasten recovery and orthotic therapy to correct an imbalance.

Performance enhancement

Whether you run for fun or a professional sportsperson who wants to prevent injury and optimise performance, a biomechanical assessment by our experienced team of podiatrist can be useful. We will often work closely with other health care practitioners for many leg and foot problems are secondary to problems in the lower back and pelvis.

Are Heel Spurs Permanent

If you would like more information on how to treat sport injuries such as shin splints and runner’s knee, please call our Brunswick Foot Clinic on (03) 9387 8555 or Sandringham Foot Clinic (03) 9555 6555 or click below to book online.

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