The foot is an amazing structure, with is anatomy and mechanical function quite complex due to its unique anatomy. A large amount of ground reaction forces will go through the foot structure on a day to day basis, and unfortunately if one or multiple intrinsic or extrinsic structures of the foot are not functioning correctly, this leads to abnromaly ground reaction force. It is this abnormal ground reaction force that leads to problems with the foot or foot related structures.
A podiatrist’s job is to work out why is abnormal force is occurring, and thus diagnose the problem and finally eliminate the abnormal force to treat the symptom(s).
Podiatrist treat all kinds of conditions of the foot and lower-limb (sporting and non-sporting related), and here at Barefoot Podiatry there are no exceptions.
You will find we can help you with all of the following:
- Ingrown toe nails
- Claw toes
- Hammer toes
- Heel pain/ Heel spurs
- Achilles tendonitis
- Flat feet
- Arch pain
- Aching feet and legs
- Abnormal walking patterns e.g. Intoeing/outoeing
- Shin pain / shin splints
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Lower back pain
The practioner(s) at Barefoot Podiatry pride themselves on the extensive knowledge on foot and lower-limb anatomy and it’s mechanical function, thus given them an advantage when dealing with many sporting injuries. Since established, Barefoot Podiatry has really made a focus on treating sport related injuries of the foot and foot related structures.
The following information is for your education purposes (although does not intend to replace ‘professional podiatric advice’). Although injuries and symptoms that can occur in the foot and lower-limb vary from person to person, we hope the following information can perhaps help you understand some of sporting injuries that we often deal with on a daily basis at Barefoot Podiatry. Keep in mind, and accurate diagnosis can only be made following a personal one on one consultation with your podiatrist at Barefoot Podiatry. Enjoy!
- Osteitis Pubis – Download Fact Sheet
- Patello-Femoral Syndrome – Download Fact Sheet
- Illiotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome – Download Fact Sheet
- Patella Tendonopathy
- Hamstring Tendonopathy
- Shin Pain – Download Fact Sheet
- Peroneal Tendonopathy
- Achilles Tendonitis/tendonosis
- Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
- Tibial Posterior Tendonitis/Tibilias Posterior Dysfunction
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Navicular Stress Fractures & Tibialis Posterior/Anterior Insertional Pain
- Metatarsalgia & Metatarsal Stress Fractures
- Mortons Neuroma/Neuralgia
- Metatarsalphalangeal Joint Capsulitis