Treating foot and ankle injuries is what Base Podiatry does best.
A thorough assessment and treatment plan to get you back to the activities you love - that's what we pride ourselves on. Managing the reasons behind your injury and advising on the most appropriate treatment for you.
SHIN PAIN (TIBIAL STRESS SYNDROME)
Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) is an inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your tibia. Pain typically occurs along the inner border of the tibia, where muscles attach to the bone. In general shin splints occur when the bone tissue and muscles attaching to the shin become overworked and overloaded. This can be caused by a flatter foot posture, a rigid foot posture or exercising in inappropriate footwear.
Treatment follows RICE principles but long term treatment should address functional issues with your feet, footwear and muscle strength and conditioning.
FOREFOOT PAIN (BALL OF THE FOOT)
The forefoot consists of the joints in the toes and behind the toes, the fatty padding in the ball of your foot and the ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves that course their way to the periphery of your foot.
Common injuries include bunions, plantar plate injuries, neuromas, fat pad injuries, metatarsal fractures and other joint disorders. Direct trauma is a common cause as is repetitive injury sustained from poor shoes or a poor propulsive phase of gait.
Reducing footwear compression and enabling efficient propulsion are key to ensuring symptoms and injuries to the forefoot are treated effectively.
Multiple injuries can affect the ankle, particularly sprain injuries and compression injuries. The lateral ligaments are a common area of injury in unstable ankles as are the peroneals and bony fractures.
Addressing ankle instability, foot posture and footwear all provide long term benefits for the chronically unstable ankle.