Our feet absorb one to two times our body weight during normal walking and up to four times our weight when jogging. Whichever activity you participate in, chances are you may have incurred a foot, ankle or knee injury at some stage of your sporting life.
A significant proportion of sports-related injury is directly attributed to the feet or lower limbs, as they are the weight-bearing structures of your body, which are most vulnerable under stress or constant impact.
The most common injuries that treated at A Healthy Step Clinic include:
- Patellofemoral syndrome (knee cap pain)
- Plantar fasciitis (acute heel/arch pain)
- Plantar fasciosis (chronic long term heel spur pain)
- Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
- Achilles tenderness
- Ankle pain (sprained ankles)
- Metatarsalgia/sesamoidiits (forefoot pain)
Wearing the right footwear plays an important role in maintaining an injury free sporting season. When buying sports shoes it is important to know your foot type. The shape of your foot – high arched(supinated), low arched (pronated) or neutral, will determine the type of shoes that you will require. Avoid being influenced by the marketing hype and look for a shoe that satisfies your needs the best.
At A Healthy Step Clinic, our Podiatrist understands the structure and movement of the foot and therefore, can diagnose foot conditions; recommend appropriate footwear and training regimes suited to your lifestyle and foot condition. So for proper sports podiatry care, contact our friendly team today.