The foot and ankle both contain skin, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, fascia and bones.
Due to this, injuries to the foot and ankle are very difficult to diagnose. However through our varied assessment skills, we can establish a successful diagnosis and create a treatment plan specific to the patient. Pain can be present on the top of your foot, underneath your foot or heel and can refer to other areas of your leg.
Most common foot and ankle injuries, including common pathologies;
- Plantar heel pain syndrome (umbrella term for the following)
- Plantar fascia injury
- Calcaneal or tibialis posterior nerve entrapment
- Heel spur
- Sinus tarsi entrapment
- Morton’s neuroma
- Extensor tendon strain
- 5th metatarsal fracture
- 2nd metatarsal stress syndrome
- Turf toe
- Verrucae, corns and calluses
- Sprained ankles
- Achilles injuries
How can The Podiatrist help you?
- We can correctly diagnose the injury
- Through orthotics we can off-load the injured area or facilitate your foot to function in a specific way in order to alter your biomechanics and rehabilitate the injury
- We can refer you to the right people if you need specialist treatment