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

Forefoot pain

Midfoot pain

Arthropathies of the foot and ankle

Patello-femoral pain

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

Neuroma's

Bursitis within the foot

Plantar plate injuries

Stress fractures of the foot and lower limb