Sports Injuries

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Sports Podiatry involves assessment and treatment of all foot, ankle and lower leg disorders. Your Podiatrist will look at the biomechanics of the lower leg by gait analysis and alter the lower limb function with the use of corrective orthotics, stretching / strengthening exercises and foot ware recommendations. By correcting foot and ankle biomechanics and realignment, this can have a direct influence in helping foot, ankle, knee and spine and other musculoskeletal problems.

Sports Podiatry plays an important role in the performance enhancement of recreational or elite athletes. The benefits being injury avoidance and maximising performance.

The following is a list of sports injuries that your Podiatrist will be able to evaluate.


Toe Injuries: Hallux Limitus, Ingrown Toe Nail, Sesamoiditis, Turf Toe

Forefoot Injuries: Capsulitis, Inter Metatarsal Bursitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Plantar Plate Tear, Stress Fracture

Heel Injuries: Heel Fracture, Plantar Calcaneal Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Ankle Injury: Achilles Tendon Injury, Anterior Ankle Impingement, Ankle Sprains, Chronic Ankle Sprains, Os Trigonum, Peroneal Tendonitis, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, Retro Calcaneal Bursitis, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome.

Knee Injury: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear, Collateral Ligament Injury, Knee Arthritis, Meniscus Injury, Patello Femoral Dysfunction, Plica Syndrome, Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear.

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Running Injuries Of The Foot: Capsulitis, Hallux Limitus, Inter Metatarsal Bursitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Sesamoiditis, Stress Fracture, Worn Running Shoes

Running Injuries of the Heel and Ankle: Achilles Tendinopathy, Ankle Sprains, Anterior Ankle Impingment, Chronic Ankle Sprain, Os Trigonum, Peroneal Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial, Tendon Dysfunction, Retro Calcaneal Bursitis.

Running Injuries Of the Lower Leg: Bone Shin Splints, Calf Strain, Compartment Syndrome, Muscular Shin Splints

Running Injuries of the Knee: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain / Rupture, Collateral Ligament Injury, Meniscus Tears, Patello Femoral Injury, Plica Knee Syndrome

Running Injuries Affecting Children: Osgood Schlatters Disease, Prevention of Running Injuries, Tight Muscle Groups Causing Strain, Severs Disease.

Lower Leg Injury: Achilles Tendinopathy, Anterior Muscular Shin Splints, Bone Shin Splints, Calf Strain, Compartment Syndrome, Peroneal Tendonitis, Poor Circulation, Posterior Muscular Shin splints, Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction.

Upper Leg Injury: IT Band Injury, Hamstring Strain

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