Foot injuries present in many ways.
They can be sudden due to an accident, or develop over many months or years due to overuse wear and tear. Patients with foot pain, regardless of the nature, need to get to the bottom of the underlying cause. This ensures an adequate and rapid recovery, while assisting to prevent recurrence in the future.
Its all well and good to reduce pain, however if the underlying cause is not addressed, it will only be a matter of time before the person is injured again.
Podiatrists don’t just deal with the foot. The cause of a problem in the feet may be due to a problem further up the body. Likewise a problem in one or both knees, hips or the lower back may be caused by the action of the feet.
We get such great results because we don’t just diagnose a problem, we delve deeper into the extent of surrounding tissue damage and understanding the underlying cause, and the full extent of a given injury.
A huge misconception of Podiatry treatment is that all problems are solved with orthotics. This could not be further from the truth at Geelong Foot Clinic. Each person is assessed as the individual they are and an appropriate treatment plan is devised based on their presentation with consideration to sport/work/school commitments.
Treatments our Podiatrists regularly employ (but not limited to):
- Strength rehabilitation
- Running | Walking technique coaching
- Balance | Proprioception
- Orthotics | Padding | Wedging
- Dry Needling
- Injection therapies
- Minor surgical procedures
Some (but not all) of the common foot and body injuries Geelong Foot Clinic Podiatrists are skilled and experienced at managing.
- Plantar Fasciitis | Heel Pain
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Arch Injuries
- Instep Injuries
- Patello Femoral Syndrome (knee pain)
- Ilio Tibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITB)
- Hip Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Stress Fractures
- Metatarsal Pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
The list could go on and on. If you feet you may be suffering from any form of foot problem, or a problem that may be related to the way you are walking or standing its worth having one of our friendly Podiatrists assess you.
For your convenience we have clinics throughout Geelong. Visit our locations page to find a clinic near you.