Sports Podiatry

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When should i be assessed by a sports podiatrist?
(1) Injury – If you have repeated lower limb injuries , it is likely to be caused by a mechanical problem or imbalance in the body. To relieve the symptoms, the cause of the imbalance must be determined and treated accordingly.

(2) Performance enhancement – For the recreational or elite level athlete who wants to avoid injury and maximise performance.

A Sports podiatrist will often work closely with a sports physiotherapist as many leg and foot problems are secondary to problems in the lower back and pelvis.

The most common sports podiatry injuries are : Shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, Knee cap pain (runners knee), Calf strain, Plantar fasciitis/arch pain.