WHAT DO SPORTS PODIATRISTS TREAT?
Podiatrists are specialists in the foot and lower limb. Typically a referral to a podiatrist will be due to pain from the knee down.
A sports podiatrist mostly covers musculoskeletal injuries where the foot, ankle and lower limb are involved.
The following is a list of common complaints seen:
Plantar heel pain
Arthropathies of the foot and ankle
Shin and lower leg pain
Tendonopathies e.g. Achilles and Posterior Tibial tendon
Hip, knee and lower back pain
Exercise induced lower leg, foot and ankle pain
Bursitis within the foot
Plantar plate injuries
Stress fractures of the foot and lower limb