Musculo-skeletal podiatry (biomechanics)

Foot pain can be caused by injury, poor foot posture or other structural problems. Particular foot types may be more prone to injury. These can include muscle sprains, tendon and ligament problems and occasionally fractures. Foot alignment can also affect other parts of the body, eg. ankles, knees and hips.

It is best to get the problem assessed at an early stage rather than trying to ignore it. Common problems include heel pain, forefoot pain (metatarsalgia) and flat feet.

It is important that the cause of your foot pain is diagnosed. We can then develop the most appropriate treatment plan to get you back on your feet.

Treatment may involve exercise programmes, low level laser or shock wave therapy, steroid injections, podiatric acupuncture and the provision of functional foot orthoses.


Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is the thick connective tissue which supports the arch from the heel to the toes on the sole (or plantar surface) of the foot.

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Achilles tendinitis

The Achilles Tendon is the largest tendon in the human body. When taut, it allows for ‘springing’ movement from the toes such as running and jumping.

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Sever’s disease (Calcaneal apophysitis)

This is a common cause of heel pain in growing children.

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Morton’s neuroma (Interdigital neuritis)

This is a common cause of pain in the ball of the foot and occurs when a nerve becomes compressed between the metatarsal heads.

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A bunion, also known as “hallux valgus” is forms as the big toe moves out of position, creating a prominent painful big toe joint

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Flat Feet

Flat feet, or pes planus, usually only need treatment if they cause discomfort or are causing pain in other parts of the body

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