Podiatry injury causes
Podiatry and many foot and ankle problems are stress injuries, caused by inappropriate footwear and poor gait when running or walking. These injuries can often be treated with a combination of orthotics, appropriate footwear and activity modification.
Podiatrists can help relieve pain and discomfort in the feet, ankles, knees and hips. By modifying and controlling walking and running patterns (gait analysis and correction), they can prevent excess stress and wear on the joints. Working closely with both surgeons and physiotherapists, the podiatrists at The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth provide biomechanical assessment and management of foot and ankle problems including the diabetic foot and injury prevention.
Our podiatrists provide advice on appropriate footwear, core stability and stretching exercises, as well as prescribing orthotics.
Treatments include the use of prescription orthotics, analysis and advice on running techniques and day case podiatric surgery.