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Sports Podiatry

How it contributes to injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Sports podiatry is a branch of podiatry that focuses on the care and prevention of lower extremity injuries and conditions related to sports and physical activities. Our team is qualified to provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of lower extremity injuries, from acute traumatic injuries to chronic overuse problems.

Care for neuroma, athlete's foot, black nails, stress fractures and plantar warts among others. Sports podiatry is made up of several care and treatments forming solutions to biomechanical disorders, overtraining, muscular weaknesses. Our podiatrist will be able to intervene to prevent the aggravation of your case.

Athlete's foot:

Fungus attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark and moist environment that promotes the growth of fungus. Hot, humid areas around swimming pools, showers and locker rooms are also breeding grounds for the fungus.

Symptoms of athlete's foot include dry skin, itching, scaling, inflammation and blisters on and between the toes. Athlete's foot can spread to the soles of the feet and toenails, as well as other parts of the body, making prompt treatment important.

Neuroma:

A neuroma is an enlarged, benign growth of the nerves, most often between the third and fourth toes. Neuromas are caused by tissue rubbing against the nerves and irritating them. Treatment usually consists of corrective shoes or orthotics and/or cortisone injections. In severe cases, surgical removal of the growth may be necessary.

Shin splints:

Shin splints refer to pain on either side of the leg bone, caused by inflammation of the muscles or tendons. The problem is usually related to a collapsed arch, or rigid arched foot, but it can be caused by a muscle imbalance between opposing muscle groups in the leg.

Proper stretching before and after exercise and sports, corrective footwear or orthotics (insoles) can help prevent tibial periostitis.

Stress fractures:

There are two types of foot fractures: stress fractures and general bone fractures. Stress fractures usually occur in the bones of the forefoot, from the toes to the midfoot. Stress fractures are like tiny cracks in the surface of the bone. They can occur with a sudden increase in exercise (such as running or walking longer distances or durations), poor training techniques, or a change in surface.

To better understand the treatment :

Sports podiatry can help reduce the risk of injury and speed up the recovery process from injury. Our podiatrist at the Comfort Foot Clinic can provide advice on appropriate warm-up, stretching and strengthening exercises. We can also provide advice on proper technique for a variety of sports. By working collaboratively with the athlete, our podiatrist helps to ensure a safe and successful return to sport.

Conditions treated by our sports podiatry service include foot and ankle sprains and fractures, stress fractures, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, biomechanical assessment, athlete's foot and others.

Treatment plans are tailored to the specific needs and goals of each individual, which may include the use of orthotics, gait analysis, biomechanical or functional assessments, footwear advice and exercise programs.

If you have symptoms of Achilles tendonitis, there are a number of ways to prevent and treat Achilles tendonitis that can help improve your mobility and your life. Consult your podiatrist at the Pied Confort clinic.