5 SIGNS YOU MIGHT NEED TO SEE A PODIATRIST

A sports podiatry consultation typically involves a comprehensive assessment of the site of pain, a walking (and running) biomechanical assessment, plus a short and long-term management plan.

The podiatrist's primary role is to identify if there is an underlying mechanical issue contributing to the injury or pain. If so, then a management plan to correct or reduce the underlying structural driver may be required. Footwear recommendation, strengthening and stretching exercises and gait advice may also be applicable.

If there is no direct clinical correlation between your pain and biomechanics, then further investigation and referral to a specialist may be required.

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THE PODIATRISTS SECRETS TO HIGH HEEL COMFORT

The higher and narrower the heel, the greater activation is required by key muscles to stabilise the foot and ankle. When the primary stabilisation muscles fatigue, the secondary muscles overcompensate. When fatigued, muscles lose the ability to produce appropriate stability, putting the wearer at risk of injury, and/or causing the wearer to hail a cab.’

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