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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Flat Feet/Pronation

Pronation is part of normal foot function during gait. It is the inward rolling of the foot that lowers the arch to the ground thus absorbing shock and accommodating irregularities in ground surfaces. Some feet ‘over-pronate’, which means they pronate too much or too rapidly, resulting in abnormal alignment of the foot and lower limb…

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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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Limb Length Discrepancies

Most people have an anatomical or functional leg length imbalance which depending on the degree of imbalance may cause chronic pain in the body.  The discrepancy may occur due to a shorter limb (congenital, pathological or surgical causes), lack of full joint range of motion in one leg/foot, pelvic tilting, or scoliosis of the spine.…

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Metatarsalgia & Neuromas

Metatarsalgia refers to inflammation and pain in the ball of the foot or metatarsal region. It is a non-specific term which may be due to numerous causes including sesamoiditis,  arthritis, stress fractures, tendinopathies, bursitis, bunions, loss of fat pad, neuralgia, plantar plate tears, diabetes and pressure related causes.   A common cause of Metatarsalgia is a…

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Poor Balance

There are numerous causes of poor balance or abnormal gait, including poor muscle strength or muscle imbalance, malalignment of the foot or lower limb, poorly fitting or styled footwear, neurological problems, peripheral neuropathy, arthritis, parkinson’s, alzheimers, diabetes, etc,  A full assessment by a Podiatrist will determine the cause of the problem and  a treatment plan…

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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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