Sports

Sporting activities

Whether you are a professional athlete or play sport just for fun, the demands made on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries, including blisters, sprained ankles, torn ligaments, shin splints (leg pain), knee pain, low back pain and other joint or muscle problems.

Podiatry can help with the superficial problems of sport such as blisters, bruised toe nails (subungual haematomas), fungal skin infections (athlete’s foot/Tinea Pedis) and hard skin (callus) and corns.

Specialist podiatrists at the Foot Clinic can also assess and treat injuries alongside checking your running or walking style (gait) known as your biomechanics. The foot mechanics can contribute to some of the common injuries that are seen with running and sport.

Getting this assessed in detail can help to treat injuries. It is also a sensible approach to get this assessed regularly as highlighting potential frailties in your mechanics can prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

Common Sports injuries podiatrists at the Foot Clinic can help with include:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Knee Pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin Splints

 

These are just some of the sports your podiatrist can help with:

  • Football
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • GAA
  • Golf
  • Racquet sports
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Walking

 

The Foot clinic offer clubs pre season screening and regular screening throughout the season. If your club may be interested in the services of the Foot Clinic please contact the clinic for more information.

some content courtesy of The College of Podiatry