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Common Sporting Injuries

Do you experience pain after exercising? Here are some of the most common sporting injuries, which can affect your legs and feet, why they occur, and how your podiatrist can help.

Here at Nimble Podiatry we’ve helped many people get back to doing what they love and recovered from sporting injuries. If you or someone you know is suffering with a sporting injury then we’d love to help.

You can easily book online or call our clinic and our team will be able to help you answer any questions you have.

Do you experience heel pain in the morning?

Did you know that plantar fasciitis is the most common form of heel pain? While there are many reasons for morning foot pain, plantar fasciitis is common in runners and dancers. It’s best to ask your podiatrist for an assessment, diagnosis and treatment if you are experiencing any kind of heel pain.

Do you have a painful big toe? This could be Sesamoiditis, which can be caused by anything from ‘weekend warrior’ workouts, to high intensity activities. It can help to rest or take a break from the activity and check your shoes are the correct type for the activity you are doing. If pain persists, see your podiatrist who can help.

Do you have a bruised toenail? This is caused by a haematoma. A haematoma is a bleed under the nail, which can be caused by ill-fitting shoes when running or hiking. The first thing you may want to do is check the fit of your shoes is correct – and see your podiatrist if symptoms don’t improve. Do you have painful knees or hips? Sore knees and hips are caused by many reasons, but often surprisingly, this pain is linked to your gait, which is the way you walk. A podiatrist doesn’t just focus on the feet, they can look at the biomechanics of your foot and lower limb region to assess the potential cause of any hip or knee pain.

Do you have a painful ball of the foot? This can make walking – or any exercise – very challenging! You might have a stress fracture or a neuroma. When it comes to likely causes for a painful ball of the foot, the list of possibilities is endless. Make sure you book in with your podiatrist to have this properly assessed and treated.

Do you have sore shins? This could be shin splints, which can be caused by a range of factors – and treated by your podiatrist

(source: Foot Health Australia)