Foot Pain Clinics – Fitzroy North & Thornbury
Sore 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 / 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 complaints
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or “Shin splints” is a commonly used term to describe pain experienced along the inner border of the shin.
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
ITB syndrome; as above but the pain will normally be higher up the band around the hip.
Lower Back complaints
Foot mechanics can contribute to poor posture which can cause lower back pain.
Three major contributing reasons for the development of these: footwear, biomechanics, genetics.
Surgery done onsite
Other common complaints of the skin and nails dealt with are:
Damaged nails hammer toes, Calluses and corns, Plantar warts
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 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
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 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
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.
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.