Sports Podiatry Perth
Injured yourself playing sport? Cockburn Central Podiatry can help!
Our Perth Sports Podiatrists have a keen interest in the diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation of sporting injuries. From sprained ankles to broken bones, we will develop a tailored treatment plan to get you back doing what you love! With Imaging Centres within 400m of the clinic, we can arrange imaging, rapidly speeding up your recovery time.
Cockburn Central Podiatry is experienced in diagnosing and effectively treating musculoskeletal conditions with tailored treatments. If you have musculoskeletal conditions or injuries that are swollen and causing pain when walking, we recommend seeing a Podiatrist and receiving professional treatment and rehabilitation. If issues are ignored, you may be weakening your body, causing chronic pain and instability. Podiatrists will determine how severe the injury is and create a treatment plan for your injury.
One of the main injuries that may be caused by sports is ‘plantar fasciitis’. This is the pain in the bottom of the heel or bottom mid-foot area. It can affect both feet and develops gradually over time through increased pressure on the plantar fascia.
Plantar Fasciitis treatments include seeing your Podiatrist for a tailored plan to ensure your feet are not impacted further and extra supports. Treatments you can do at home can include applying ice 3-4 times a day to reduce swelling, reducing high impact activities, mobilising your feet with plantar fascia stretching and replacing worn-out athletic shoes.
Shin Splints (Shin pain)
Shin splints is a sporting injury that causes sharp pains, swelling and aching due to the muscle tearing away from the shin bone. Shin splints may be caused by using worn-out footwear, running on hard surfaces, flat feet and poor foot & ankle function. By seeking treatment with a Podiatrist, you will be able to get back to activities sooner with tailored plans and support.
Running and high-intensity sports such as tennis and basketball can cause Achilles tendinitis due to overusing or overstraining the calf muscle and causing injury. If you experience persistent pain around the Achilles tendon, you will need to visit your Podiatrist to receive a tailored treatment plan and accurate diagnosis for a full recovery.
Morton’s Neuroma is the swelling of a nerve in the ball of the foot that causes pain and disruptions to everyday activities. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may need to visit a Podiatrist to discuss treatments for the condition which may range from conservative therapies to surgical care.