Foot Pain Clinics – Fitzroy North & Thornbury

Sore Feet - 1Sore feet – we can help!

With over 25 years of experience and thousands of consultations undertaken our podiatrist John has the expertise to help even the most painful foot condition.

The feet are the foundation of support for the whole body. As such foot problems can have a considerable impact on the rest of the body.

The Podiatrist at Premier Sports & Spinal Medicine works closely with our Osteopaths and Physiotherapists to help you achieve optimal health and help prevent long term health problems. Here are some of the common problems that our podiatrist can address:

Heel pain- 2Heel pain / Sore feet

Plantar Fasciitis; usually presents as pain in the arch or heel particularly with the first few steps in the morning.

Heel spurs; pain localized in the heel. (normally at the attachment of the plantar fascia)



Lower Leg - 3Lower Leg complaints

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or “Shin splints” is a commonly used term to describe pain experienced along the inner border of the shin.





Knee pain - 4Knee pain

Patella (Knee cap) conditions, Usually present as stiffness or pain in the knee cap upon any rest, eg sleep, sitting.

ITB syndrome; Pain in the outside of the knee. The ITB is a large band that runs down the outside of the leg from the hip and joins below the knee joint. Tightness due to overactivity or poor biomechanics can be the cause of this problem


Hip Pain - 5Hip Pain

ITB syndrome; as above but the pain will normally be higher up the band around the hip.




Lower Back - 6Lower Back complaints

Foot mechanics can contribute to poor posture which can cause lower back pain.




BunionsSore Feet - 7

Three major contributing reasons for the development of these: footwear, biomechanics, genetics.




Sore Feet - 8Ingrown toenails

Surgery done onsite

Other common complaints of the skin and nails dealt with are:

Damaged nails hammer toes, Calluses and corns, Plantar warts



Sore Feet - 9

Morton’s Neuroma

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

A neuroma is a thickening of a nerve that can develop in various parts of the body. A Morton’s Neuroma is the most common neuroma found in the foot, it occurs mainly between the third and fourth toes and can also be called a intermetatarsal neuroma. Learn more

Tarsal Tunnel - 10

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

What is a tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Tarsal tunnel syndrome also called posterior tibial neuralgia is squeezing or compression on the posterior tibial nerve through the tarsal tunnel which is located on the inside of the ankle. Pain can be felt locally or anywhere along the nerve pathway. Learn more


Plantar Fasciitis - 11Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the medical term for thickening of the band of tissue known as the plantar fascia, located underneath the heel of the foot. It is generally characterized by soreness and tenderness underneath the heel and sometimes moving into the arch of the foot. Learn more


Plantar Plate - 12Plantar Plate Injury

What is a plantar plate injury?

The plantar plate is a fibrocartilaginous structure that lies directly underneath the webbing of each toe. The role of the plantar plate is to limit excessive dorsiflexion of the digit. When this structure is damage digital deformities will most likely appear. Lear more

Sever’s Disease - 13Sever’s Disease

What is Sever’s disease?

Sever’s disease also known as calcaneal apophysitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain in youth who are still growing. It is when there is inflammation present in the growth plate of the calcaneus (heel). Sever’s generally comes from repetitive stress to heel, so children who are highly active in sports tend to be more likely to suffer from Sever’s. Learn more

Treatments offered by our podiatrist include:

Biomechanical Gait Analysis

Sport specific exercise and general walking biomechanics of the foot are analysed. This information is used to either improve sporting performance and/or to address mechanical abnormalities by means of mechanical control, such as orthotics.

Footwear Assessment

Variation between people’s foot type, shape, posture, health and injuries makes it imperative for footwear to correlate with your particular foot, life style and sporting needs.


insoles which are worn in shoes to control foot function during weight-bearing, thus helping to prevent injury.

Padding and Strapping

Materials normally applied to the foot or existing insoles in the shoes to help correct any abnormalities.