The leading Sutherland Shire Sports Podiatrist
Working with runners and triathletes Ryan treats a magnitude of running and cycling specific injuries. Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, persistent calf injury, tibialis posterior tendonitis are all common and often related to footwear and biomechanics and podiatrists specialise in treating these types of injuries.
Other injuries commonly seen in the runner and cyclist are runners knee (Chondromalacea Patellae) and ITB friction syndrome. These two injuries often become chronic as they are left for too long before treatment is sought. However, they can still be treated using a number of methods and footwear is often the key.
Medial plantar nerve injuries are also seen in the longer distance athletes, and can be mistaken as plantar fasciitis, abductor Hallucis strains or tibialis posterior tendonitis. This can be a very painful and debilitating injury and without proper acute care, can linger on.
Generally with injuries it is still true to stick to RICER protocol. Think 24 – 48 hours once an injury has occurred to stick to RICER and you will be safe. ie. Rest 24-48 hours, ice the area every couple of hours for the same period, compress the area if possible using compression bandage or stocking, and keep the area elevated. Heating during this period may cause delay in healing or further injury so avoid. If the injury has not settled in this time, seek professional opinion.
Podiatrists see foot injuries in the acute and chronic stage, often referred by physiotherapists, osteopaths, Chiropractors, exercise physiologists and Doctors.