Sports Injury Treatment Kincumber
East Gosford Podiatry have a special interest in sports injury treatment Kincumber and surrounding suburbs.
Sports Podiatry is one of the many subcategories or special interest pathways that are found within the Podiatry profession.
Our podiatrists will assess, treat and manage lower limb injuries and dysfunction, with a particular consideration toward effects of sporting activities on the lower limb. Our goals and the goals of our patients are focused toward injury rehabilitation and returning to their sport of choice.
Our Podiatrists are highly experienced at resolving lower limb and foot sports injuries and have an in-depth knowledge of all the anatomical structures in the foot and ankle.
The field of Sports Podiatry requires all the anatomical knowledge and assessment skills, required for an accurate biomechanical assessment of the foot and ankle. A good Sports Podiatrist must also understand the stress and strain characteristics of soft tissue, the circumstances leading to fatigue and tissue failure, and the ideal conditions and programs for tissue rehabilitation. A sound understanding of many different sporting activities, footwear worn in these activities as well as the specific movements involved in each sport will enable the Sports Podiatrist to create the optimum injury management plan.
PODIATRY SPORTS INJURIES
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
- Ankle Sprains
- Runner’s knee/IT Band Syndrome
- Custom Orthotic devices for all athletes and activities including cleats, spikes and racing shoes.
- Treatment of sport specific injuries
COMMON INJURIES SEEN IN SPORTS
Different sports seem to attract different lower limb and foot injuries. Proper stretching is extremely important to help prevent injuries. You should be stretching a minimum of 15 minutes before starting exercise. This gives your body enough time to warm up and hopefully avoid any injury.
Common injuries seen in sports include:
- Karate & Kickboxing: Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis (is an overuse injury involving chronic inflammation of the tendons attached to the two little sesamoid bones at the base of the big toe), and ankle sprains.
- Aerobic type sports: With impact forces reaching up to six times the force of gravity and 26 bones in the foot, proper shoes are extremely important when participating in these types of activities. Shoes must provide shock absorption and proper cushioning, as well as stability.
- Team Sports: Basketball, soccer, football, field hockey, and rugby league or union often lead to foot and ankle injuries.
Artificial surfaces, hard concrete or grass, the wrong footwear, and inadequate stretching are all aspects that can contribute to sports injuries.
Make sure to wear proper shoes and stretch for at least 15 minutes before playing sports.
If you have incurred a foot, ankle or knee injury, or you would like to put a plan in place to assist in preventing injury, we can help. East Gosford Podiatry have many proven treatment and sports rehabilitation strategies and can point you toward the one that is the right fit for you!
As a sports-orientated clinic, East Gosford Podiatry provides sporting care for professional and recreational athletes from a young age to the more experienced. Our aim is to enhance performance, prevent injuries, alleviate pain and improve functional ability.
We not only provide sports podiatry in the clinic, but out on the field and court!
East Gosford Podiatry has a deep involvement in the local sporting community. Our long-term sponsor partnerships with local Soccer, Rugby, AFL and Netball clubs include regular attendance at training events and game day to offer advice and manage injury where required.