Sports & the lower limb

  Feet and legs are the part of the body that is most injured when playing sport. Some of these injuries are sudden and acute, and some build up over time and become a chronic overuse problem. The majority of injuries are related to the body’s mechanics during a specific sporting activity. Occasionally we see an injury which caused by poor footwear or an accident, for example a fall, but by in large the biomechanics are a major factor. Our Podiatrists treat sporting injuries by looking a the body’s biomechanics and the demands of the sport.

Here is a quick list of the some of the  acute injuries and chronic overuse injuries that our podiatrists treat:

Shin splints

Achilles tendon problems

Heel pain

Plantar fasciitis

Ankle strain / sprains


Toe nail injuries

Tendinitis/ Tendinosis

Joint sprains / strains

Plantar plate injuries

Muscle strains

Knee injuries

All sports are demanding on the feet and legs. The increased activity and repetitive movements exaggerate musculoskeletal imbalances, which can develop into injuries . 

Our podiatrists will examine your injuries, and your foot and leg mechanics. Taking into account the type of sporting activity you do, they will create a plate to treat , rehabilitate and prevent recurrence.

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