Ankle Sprains & Pain

Ankle sprains/pain rolled, twisted or sprained ankles occur when one suddenly ‘goes over’ on the ankle damaging or tearing one or more of the ankle ligaments. Sprained ankles can occur during normal daily activities such as stepping off a curb or slipping, but incidence increases with activities which involve side-to-side motion such as tennis. X-ray…

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Arch Pain & Plantar Fasciosis

Arch Pain or Plantar Fasciosis are inflammatory types of pain felt in and/or around the arch, which may affect one or both feet. The pain is often burning, throbbing or stabbing in nature and may extend into the heel of the foot and seem to occur without a definite cause. It is often worst after…

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Arthritis

Conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diabetes are whole system diseases which affect both the nerve and blood supply to your feet, as well as muscle strength and healing capabilities. This can lead to impaired mobility, reduction of feeling in the feet, poor circulation and possible ulceration. At Wanneroo Podiatry we provide a full assessment…

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Bunions

Bunions are a form of arthritis resulting in the degenerative deformation and enlargement of usually the 1st but can also be the 5th (Tailor’s bunion) metatarso-phalangeal joints of the foot. It results in an enlarged bump which may be red and tender, particularly in restrictive footwear. In more severe cases bunions may cause the 1st…

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Foot, Ankle, Knee, Lower Limb & Back Pain

Pain in these areas is due to either joint, muscle or myofascial problems. Alignment of the lower limb is very important in maximising optimal, pain free function. At Wanneroo Podiatry Surgery we will assess your biomechanical alignment, muscle and joint function and then work out a treatment plan to suit your needs. This may involve…

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Heel Pain/Spurs

Are you suffering from Foot or Heel Pain? Inflammatory types of pain felt in and/or around the heel, which may affect one or both feet can be caused by a range of different issues. The pain is often burning, throbbing or stabbing in nature and may extend into the arch of the foot and seem…

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Shin Splints & Leg Pain

Pain  Pain in the legs may be due to abnormalities in your foot function, muscle imbalance and lower limb biomechanics.  Common conditions which may cause leg pain include shin splints, stress fractures, knee pain, tendinopathy, pulled muscles, overuse, trauma, increased activity, arthritis, diabetes, neuropathy, nerve pain, referred pain and growing pains in children, Shin Splints…

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Sports Injuries

At Wanneroo Podiatry we assess and treat a range of sports infuries, general foot injuries, and overuse injuries, such as heel pain, shin splints, tendinopathies and stress fractures by using a range of treatment and rehabilitation principles. Footwear assessment, biomechanical and gait assessments, stretching and strengthening programs and orthotics are some of the modalities used.…

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Stress Fractures

Repeated stress or trauma may cause a small crack or hairline fracture in a bone. This can be due to excessive muscle strain at the bony insertion of the muscle or due to trauma directly to the bone. Symptoms include localized tenderness, possible redness or swelling,  pain ranging from mild ache on weight bearing to…

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Tendinopathies

As for Achilles Tendinopathy, this condition refers to the inflammation of a muscle’s tendon, due to intrinsic or extrinsic causes resulting in tensile overload and injury. Poor biomechanics such as overpronation, limb length difference or joint malalignment  may cause increased traction or compression forces on the tendon which result in tissue damage. Systemic causes such…

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