Sports podiatry is the treatment of foot, ankle, leg and knee injuries as well as congenital and acquired conditions by using a variety of methods, including insoles, footwear and exercises. Through a gait analysis, we will evaluate the way your foot strikes the ground and assess the chain of motion of the major joints in the leg from the ground up. By analysing the way that you walk and run, we can determine whether there are any biomechanical reasons that may be contributing to your problem.
Foot and lower limb problems develop with sport for a number of reasons. Examples of these include:
- Heel pain (including plantar fasciitis)
- Shin splints
- Fractures and stress fractures
- Accessory bones
- Sprains and strain injuries
- Nerve problems (neuritis and neuromas)
- Ligamentus and muscular strains or tears
- Achilles heel pain
- Bone spurs
- Calf pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
Addressing these problems may be as simple as correcting faulty alignment with foot and ankle orthotics or advice on the best shoes for you and your sport. Ned Buckley Podiatry offers a comprehensive range of sport-specific custom orthotics, which are cast and manufactured onsite at our West Perth clinic. Further management may be required including strapping, therapeutic ultrasound or investigations such as x-rays and scans to determine the level of injury.
Through our thorough assessment techniques we can diagnose your problem accurately, develop a treatment plan and get you back on track to return to sport as soon as possible.