Sports Podiatry & Injuries
In many sports, the foot absorbs tremendous shearing and loading forces, sometimes reaching over 20 times the person’s body weight! This can lead to lower leg injuries both acute and chronic.
Our podiatrists have a special interest in sports podiatry and are experienced in dealing with all foot related sporting injuries. We understand that different sports require different needs; and deal with many different sports such as Football, Rugby, Netball, Golf, Running, Tennis and more.
All our podiatrists are ACC registered and in New Zealand many sports injuries are covered by ACC. ACC may cover the cost of any orthotics you may require as part of your treatment.
Common lower leg sports injuries include:
When to see a Foot Matters Podiatry
Podiatrists have an important role to play in preventing and managing foot problems. Prompt action is important. Problems which are left without assessment or treatment may result in major health risks.