What is Sports Podiatry?
Specialists in Sports Podiatry on the Central Coast
Sports podiatry is the specialist field of diagnosing & treating injures of the lower limbs including feet and ankles from the hip down. Our podiatrists have a keen interest in sports podiatry and as a result we are proudly supporting local sporting clubs with our health partnerships.
Tim Ghantous, one of our Principal Podiatrists, has shifted his clinical focus toward the Sports Podiatry field over the last few years. His passion for Sports Podiatry is evident in his vast sports participation and through the additional Sports Podiatry education he has been completing.
Sports Podiatry is essential to diagnose and treat problems relating to the ankles and feet. We work with other medical teams to ensure we get the best treatment outcomes for our patients.
East Gosford Podiatry is located in a central position in East Gosford and we take patients from all over the Central Coast. If you are into a lot of sport and have some niggling aches and pains in your feet and ankles, give us a call or book an appointment today.
Sports Podiatry – What do Sports Podiatrists do
Sports podiatry is a branch of podiatry that deals with injuries and problems of the ankles, feet and lower limbs of people that play sport.
A sports podiatrist is a podiatrist that has completed training to treat conditions and injuries caused by sporting activities. A Sports Podiatrist will assess, treat and manage lower limb injuries and dysfunction, with a particular consideration toward effects of sporting activities on the lower limb. The health of our feet have a big impact on the health of our legs and back, so sports podiatrists will help to correct the issues with your feet that will in turn help to treat leg and back issues as well.
Often the goals of the patient and practitioner are directed toward injury rehabilitation and a prompt return to sport.
When Should you See a Sports Podiatrist
If you have any issues that involve the foot or ankle after or during playing sport, it is probably a good time to see a sports podiatrist. There are multiple signs or symptoms that you should not ignore when it comes to thinking if you should see a sports podiatrist.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common condition that makes sports people and athletes see a podiatrist. It is very common in athletes that walk, stand or run on hard surfaces for a long period of time. Signs of plantar fasciitis can include pain at the bottom of your feet and swelling around your ankle or other joints that last for more than a couple of weeks.
Ankle sprains are very common, but some people are more prone to them than others. If you are a person that gets ankle sprains quite often it may be worthwhile seeing one of our sports podiatrists that can put you through a series of tests and possibly come up with a treatment plan that could help prevent this from occurring on a regular basis.
Heel pain is another cause for concern with athletes which can include issues such as Achilles tendon inflammation, stress fractures and plantar fasciitis.
These are just a few of the complaints that may bring you in to see one of our Central Coast sports podiatrists.
Sports Podiatry – Injuries that we can Assess
Sports Podiatry East Gosford
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.