Sports Injury Management

As active health professionals and avid endurance event participants, we have a strong focus on sports injury and prevention at Momentum Podiatry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s possible for podiatrists to treat some chronic injuries with shockwave therapy and ultrasound. These treatments increase blood flow to a specific area which promotes healing. We can also analyse your gait to see if there is a biomechanical abnormality which might be causing a chronic issue. Orthotics can then be used to help adjust your gait. There are several other pathways we can explore, too, in an attempt to address chronic foot and lower leg issues, so don’t hesitate to give us a call.

While we probably can’t turn you into an Olympian, there is certainly a benefit to having a thorough gait assessment when it comes to avoiding injury and maximising performance. As we always say, prevention is the best medicine. Often, chronic and acute injuries alike can be the result of something wrong bubbling away beneath the surface, unnoticed. Having a sports podiatrist examine your gait can uncover any issues before they become significant, avoiding long periods of recovery and treatment.

We’re passionate about sports podiatry. Our sports injury management is informed not only by our experience as podiatrists, but also by our keen interest in endurance events. We know the rigours that professional and amateur athletes alike put their feet and legs through.

We also understand how frustrating a foot or lower limb injury is and how it affects your everyday activities and sporting performance. For this reason, our main goal is to get you moving and back to the sports and activities you love as quickly as possible!

The focus of sports podiatry

Our focus is to accurately diagnose the complaint, manage the sports injury and prevent further aggravation. We work alongside other health professionals and your coach to ensure a smooth transition with your rehabilitation journey.

Amateur and professional athletes put their bodies through a lot, and at times they can (and will) break down.  If you’re dealing with a foot, ankle, or lower leg issue that’s not an emergency or if you’re experiencing foot pain from repeated activity, it’s time to see a podiatrist. From acute foot fractures to chronic muscle or tendon overuse injuries in the lower leg, sports podiatry covers a wide range of conditions.

What sports injuries do we treat?

We specialise in treating runners, hikers, triathletes, cyclists and general sports-lovers of all abilities. The most common foot injuries we see relating to sport are:

  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprain
  • Patellofemoral knee pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy

How can we help?

Addressing Existing Injuries:

If you’re grappling with foot or lower leg pain, we’re here to help. Our team will assess the injury and suggest treatments aimed at alleviating any discomfort and give you a long term management plan.

Biomechanical Assessments:

Curious about your posture and how your lower limbs operate? We’ve got you covered with our biomechanical assessments. We delve into your biomechanics to uncover any irregularities, paving the way for a treatment plan tailored precisely to your needs.

Footwear Guidance:

Your sports shoes play a crucial role in your performance and comfort. We can evaluate footwear to ensure it’s the perfect match for your chosen sport. Plus, we’re ready with advice on adjustments that could make a world of difference in easing any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing, whether on the field or at work.

Custom Orthotics Fitting:

At times of injury orthotics might be the solution to getting you back on your feet quicker. We specialise in fitting orthotics designed to offload structures with high input. These sports-specific orthotics are custom to complement your feet and your athletic pursuits, ensuring you’re primed for peak performance while maintaining maximum comfort.

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