Your feet are a ‘feat of engineering’

Your feet are like a building’s foundation, however, our body’s foundations also have to move. In order to deal with the tremendous daily stresses, the foot has been created with 26 bones. As you walk, each foot strikes the ground with a reaction force up to three times your weight. When you run, that goes up to seven times. That’s well over half a tonne of force for the average person. If the joints within your foot become misaligned (subluxated), this force then impacts your ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints in ways they’re not designed to handle. Little wonder your feet and legs are especially vulnerable to many painful conditions, such as the following. Our Melbourne Podiatrists are highly trained and with years of experience on the following examples and much more.

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Achilles Tendonitis
“Achilles Pain” is generally referred to pain at the back of the heel. It may be the Achilles tendon, bursa...
Ankle Pain
The most common injury around the ankle joint involves the ligaments, especially in sports involving jumping.
Arch Pain
Arch pain is the general name given to tenderness that is experienced on the underside of the foot especially...
Back Pain (Lower)
Knee, hip and lower back pain can occur due to local structures in these areas being directly traumatised or damaged.
Ball of Foot Pain
Ball of foot pain (also known as ‘Metatarsalgia’) is commonly caused by repetitive stress to the metatarsal heads.
Big Toe Joint Pain
Big Toe joint pain occurs at the base of the big toe or at the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint. It can be sharp, shooting...
Bunions
Bunions are an abnormal bony growth that most commonly occurs at the 1st metatarsal joint which is at the base of the big toe joint.
Children’s Feet
A child’s foot will undergo remarkable developmental changes from the time they are conceived to the time they are...
Claw Toes
Claw toes is where the toes of the foot are curled up in a flexed position and may be rigid or flexible. It is often...
Flat Feet
Flat Feet is a very common presentation among all age groups. It is where the arch of the foot has completely...
Hammer Toe
A hammer toe deformity is normally a flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) with the...
Heel Pain
Heel pain is normally experienced on the underside of the heel, either central or just off to the inner heel.
Heel Spurs
Heel spurs specifically relate to the bony spurs (extra bony growth) that form at the base of the heel. It is a ‘spike’...
High Arched Feet
Highly arched feet have a high medial and lateral longitudinal arch. The characteristics of a high arched foot...
Hip Pain
Knee, hip and lower back pain can occur due to local structures in these areas being directly traumatised or damaged.
Knee Pain
Knee, hip and lower back pain can occur due to local structures in these areas being directly traumatised or damaged.
Midfoot Pain
The midfoot consists of three cunieform bones, cuboid and the navicular bones as well as surrounding soft tissue...
Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma is also known as an interdigital neuroma and is characterised by pain, tingling or numbness...
Neuroma
Neuroma is also known as an interdigital neuroma and is characterised by pain, tingling or numbness located most...
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition where the plantar fascia becomes inflamed because it has over stretched.
Shin Splints
'Shin splints' is a very common complaint, not only among athletes but also by those who are starting a walking...
Stress Fractures of Foot & Legs
Stress fractures are most commonly caused by excessive repetitive trauma / forces to an area of the foot and leg.
Tired / Aching Legs
If your circulation is within normal limits and tired / aching legs still persist it is important to have your foot posture checked.
Weak Ankles / Ankle Instability
The most common injury around the ankle joint involves the ligaments, especially in sports involving jumping.

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