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Injury and Pain Management

 

Biomechanics, Lower limb Aches & pain

The structure and function of lower limbs are incredibly complex. The foot alone is composed of twenty-six bones, thirty joints and many muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These are arranged in an intricate manner that makes it strong, stable, and yet flexible enough for movement.

Foot is subject to pressure and loading forces from the ground while walking. Upon running or jumping this pressure increases and often feet are exposed to pressure as high as twenty times the body weight.  This excessive pressure in combination with alignment issues or inappropriate footwear can lead to ligament, muscle or bone damage and can result in chronic pain in feet and lower leg.

At Norwest Podiatry Clinic, we assess patients that suffers from pain/injury or anyone who wishes to prevent injuries. A Podiatrist would assess your lower legs and feet through a thorough examination and provide treatment that is suited to you.

 

What to expect from the consult?

1. A detailed medical history is taken.

2. A thorough Biomechanical assessment is done which includes

  •    Lower limb, foot alignment and its structure

  •    Body, lower leg and foot posture

  •    Range of motion in all joints

  •    Muscle strength

  •    Gait : Your walking or running style

 

3. Possible further Diagnosing tests such as X-ray or ultrasound.

4. Discussion of Treatment Plan:

Due to the diverse nature of human body structures treatment plan varies between individuals.

Common treatment includes:

   •   Strapping and taping

   •   Muscle stretching’s and strengthening

   •  Footwear advises

   •   Orthotics

   •   Ankle braces

 

5. Follow ups:

Follow up Appointments if needed are an essential part of the treatment to help alleviate pain and symptoms. A Podiatrist will work with you and suggest follow up appointment depending on the case.

 

Some common lower limb condition that we treat:

General foot pain

• Arch pain

• Achilles pain

• Heel pain

• Ankle pain

• Ankle sprain

• Shin Pain

• Knee pain

• Hip pain

• Flat feet

• Bunions & Hammertoes

•Sports injury 

 

Note: Please bring a few pairs of your regular shoes for us to assess.

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