Symptoms Treated

The following conditions are symptoms caused by a biomechanical imbalance. Our aim is to not only treat the symptoms but find the underlying cause of the problem to ensure a better long term outcome.

Heel pain

Heel pain is a general term for: Achilles Tendinosis, Plantar Fasciitis, Retrocalcaneal Bursae, Sub calc Bursitis (policemans heel) or calcaneal nerve compression

Achilles Tendinosis

This can be an inflammation of the tendon sheath or micro tears of the actual tendon.

Plantar Fasciitis

A inflammatory and degenerative condition of the large tendon in the arch of the foot – mainly presents as heel pain. Sometimes a bony spur can develop in this area. This condition can be caused by various biomechanical factors such as a limb length discrepancy, incorrect footwear, a pronated foot or incorrect running techniques to name a few. This will only get worse over, the sooner have an assessment the better the outcome.

Shin Splints

Pain around the front or lower inside of the shin is caused by abnormal biomechanics, incorrect footwear and muscle weakness. Small, painful micro tears can develop along the shin if left untreated.

Sub Calc Bursitis (policeman’s heel)

This is a bursae under the heel and can be caused by excessive pressure such as marching or jumping.

Mortons Neuroma

This is a benign cyst that forms due to thickening of the nerve cells usually between toes 3&4. This can be caused by abnormal biomechanics and tight footwear.

Ligament sprains and rehabilitation of the ankle

It is very important to rehab properly after an ankle sprain as this can have an effect on your gait in the long term.

Lower back pain

Associated with high arch foot types and tight gluteal and hamstring muscles

Tendon dysfunctions various but a common one is;

Tibialis Posterior Tendonosis /Dysfunction can be caused by abnormal biomechanics, injury and weakening of the ligaments and muscles leading into the foot. IF the tendon is classed as a dysfunction, it may mean surgery is the best option so don’t delay in seeing help.

Illiotibial band syndrome (Runner's Knee)

This is pain along the outside of the knee and can be caused by weakness or tightness of muscles in your buttock as well as leg length discrepancies and abnormal biomechanics.

Leg Length Discrepancies

We all have one leg slightly longer than the other but the size of the discrepancy can cause problems such as knee, hip and back pain and plantar fasciitis.

Retrocalcaneal Bursae

A bursa acts as a cushion and lubricant between tendons or muscles sliding over bone. There are bursas around most large joints in the body, including the ankle where the Achilles tendon connects onto the heel bone. This can be caused by over training, incorrect footwear or abnormal biomechanics.

Metatarsalgia

This is a general term for pain of the forefoot and is caused by excessive pressure, fat pad degeneration, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis or incorrect footwear.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

This is a compression neuropathy of the posterior tibial nerve through the ankle joint. This is quite common after an ankle injury or can be due to abnormal biomechanics.

Bunions

These can be caused by incorrect footwear, abnormal biomechanics or an inherited factor. Bunions will alter the way you load on your foot which can cause pain in the knee and hip.

General muscle and foot pains/aches and strains

General muscle and foot pains/aches and strains