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Sports Injuries

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Most podiatric sports injuries occur in one of two ways. Either an acute injury caused by an episode of trauma that has caused pressure on tendons and joints, or a biomechanical injury caused by incorrect movement patterns. An injury of this nature is often impacted by compensation from an acute injury. Ie. Changing the way, you walk, run or jump to compensate for an existing injury, thereby causing further damage.

Risk factors
– Poor foot mechanics such as a pronated and/or supinated gait
– Incorrect footwear

Conditions

  • Shin splints
  • Runners knee (whats this)
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Corns & Bunions
  • Postural issues, hip & lower back pain
  • Ingrown nails

 

These problems can be avoided by

Wearing supportive comfortable shoes with sufficient room at the toe box. However, you should choose your shoes based on the primary activity you will be performing when wearing them. Finding a good sturdy shoe with arch support and appropriate cushioning is key.

A proper warm-up is crucial to the prevention of many injuries in the sporting environment. The body needs time to adjust to each new activity and a full warm-up and cool-down before and after each session is advised to keep you on your feet.

If you do sustain an injury, it’s important not to ignore the pain. Follow the RICE protocol and seek medical attention.

Rest – stop activity immediately

Ice – Place an icepack on the injured area

Compression – wrap the injured area to reduce swelling

Elevation – Keep your leg raised so the foot is above waist height

 

Our Podiatrists are trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate all conditions and injuries related to the feet. We look at managing existing injuries, conducting thorough biomechanical assessments, looking at your history, assessing your footwear and advising on the correct style

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