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  • Nutritional healing for Musculoskeletal injury
    responding to treatment have re occurring injuries or ongoing musculoskeletal pain or concerns it may be due to some nutritional deficiencies At Foot Leg Pain Clinics we take a holistic approach to your health and healing and address nutritional factors when required If our patients show signs of nutritional deficiencies with the use of blood tests we can advise on effective supplementation for musculoskeletal healing We also work closely with some of the best medical practitoners in the country who specialise in nutritional medicine should severe and multiple deficiencies or health concerns present themselves At Foot Leg Pain Clinics we look past your surface symptoms to find the casue of your concerns to ensure our aim in successfully assisting you to achieve optimal long term health and healing as quickly as possible Nutrients to help you heal There are some key nutrients available that are known for their ability to support muscle tissue and joint health as well as promote wound healing and a healthy inflammation response These include Read More Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you think Call me please Call me please Enter your details and we ll call you back We can help

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  • Find us to make an appointment
    an appointment Contacts 1300 328 300 Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you think Call me please Call me please Enter your details and we ll call you back Our Locations NOW ALSO IN REGIONAL AREAS Regional VIC NSW Albury Wangaratta Wagga Wagga Melbourne Metro Armadale Berwick Brighton Cairnlea Coburg Doncaster east Fitzroy north Geelong Greensborough Hampton Hawthorn Ivanhoe Mernda Mt Eliza Mt Waverley Moonee ponds Port

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  • Your feet + your body
    to that the amount of time you spend standing around and the extra stress of playing sport wearing high heels and non supportive shoes and you have caused quite a bit of stress to your feet legs and hips It is no wonder then that these parts of your body can get sore or injured The real problem is when occasional pain becomes something more regular or develops into an injury Many people experience discomfort or pain often after work and exercise this is an issue that should be seen to You see pain is your body s way of saying Hey something is not right here We have a problem that needs to be fixed The problem is most people just put up with it or think it will go away Unfortunately most of the time it doesn t and in the instances that it does you can back it in it will return and eventually become a more permanent injury Then you re stuck having to take 7000 very painful steps every day As well as limiting your abilities at work exercise and engage in recreational activities And that s what brought us to develop the Foot and Leg Pain Clinics Seeking assistance from a qualified and experienced specialised sports podiatrist can end your foot and leg pain it can also slow degenerative issues highlight and assist with wider health issues and prevent and heal sports related chronic and acute injuries If you mention this website you can get 50 off your initial consultation That s the benefit you can get from the medically proven treatment and advise you get at the Foot and Leg Pain Clinics Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you think Call me please Call me please Enter your details and

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  • Plantar Fascitis & Heel Pain Explained
    FACT Do you know if you have a spur on the other heel the heel without the pain Probably and the spur would have been there long before you had the pain and will still be there long after the pain is gone Heel spurs are not the actual cause of heel pain and are virtually always a secondary observation or symptom caused by long term pulling on the heel bone Plantar Fasciitis is also a very commonly misdiagnosed and poorly explained condition Nearly all heel pain is definitely NOT inflammatory and is definitely NOT Plantar Fasciitis In fact the term Plantar Fasciitis used correctly in this context is actually Plantar Fasciosis failed regeneration of the connective tissues Using Anti inflammatory NSAID treatments for heel pain does not and never will fix it Instead NSAIDS may prolong the injury and increase the risk of further tissue damage Don t worry the cause of your pain can be very specifically diagnosed and treated accordingly Kick starting the tissue repair process whilst reducing the strain on the fascia is the proven clinical medical protocol to resolve heel pain Fix it once do it right and with our help your pain will go away and you will feel much better sooner than you think Call to make an appointment today and look forward to a pain free heel Remember We come recommended by GP s other Podiatrists Physiotherapists Chiropractors Osteopaths Surgeons Specialists and most importantly word of mouth by thousands of satisfied patients to help you end your Heel Pain Other types of Heel Pain Pain at the back of the heel pain is called Achilles Tendinopathy Achilles Tendonitis Children and teenagers may suffer from paediatric heel pain or Sever s Disease Heel Pain latin Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms sharp pain in the heel with first steps in the morning or after resting subsiding to dull ache Causes repetitive weightbearing tissue stress of the fascia as a result of environmental factors and foot function Treatment diagnose condition correctly Assist foot function improve tissue repair with prolotherapy assess nutritional state and supplement accordingly plan for return to weightbearing activity with reconditioning exercises How orthotics help heel pain but only if design implimented and used according to your prescription Orthotics are tools used to assist the function of different parts of the body These include spectacles hearing aids braces knee braces and foot orthotics However as with all orthotics there are very different designs for different individuals You must have any medical devices designed with the correct active ingredients with the correct dose Foot orthotics have been hijacked by retail businesses trying to use proven clinical research to sell insoles implying they are proper medical devices and cure alls That is why false claims are made and results are often poor But I have foot orthotics from someone else and they don t work Even most health professionals have a very poor understanding and little experience in prescribing medical foot orthotics properly Whether it s a

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  • Treatment of Bunions
    So what are bunions and are you at risk Bunions are a prominent or protruding bone joint where the big toe meets the foot Untreated they can lead to constant pain and will only grow or protrude more over time Bunions are in part hereditary and in part from the environment meaning what you do with your feet and what shoes you wear i e how much stress you put through your big toe joint is a contributing factor For women unfortunately wearing high heels frequently can aggravate the problem Arthritis weak ligaments in the foot which usually hold the bones tight and a tendency to roll the foot when walking can also cause them Bunions leave the joint vulnerable to arthritis Although bunions are a common problem they should be addressed as early as possible There is no cure it s about reducing the symptoms and slowing degeneration Surgery which is usually only recommended in severe cases often does not cure the problem it just reduces the size of the bunion this is why treating bunions early is the best option Seeking proper medical advice from a Sports Podiatrist whom specializes in musculoskeletal issues as soon as there is any evidence of bunions is paramount Symptoms Swollen lump at the base of the big toe joint localised pain is common and the lump may become numb but also make walking painful The joint is enlarged due to new bone formation and the toe is often misaligned It can be related to inflammation of the nearby bursa bursitis or degenerative joint disease osteoarthritis Pressure sores or ulcers can develop Bone misalignment the big toe pushes towards its neighbouring toes while one of the bones in the middle of the foot pushes in the opposite direction towards the other foot Treatment

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  • Ball of Foot Pain
    at the ball of the foot or in the joint The pain is usually described as a dull ache at the ball of the foot which usually occurs in one toe at a time Most commonly in the second toe The pain varies depending on the stage and severity of the tear or dysfunction Dorsiflexion pushing the toe up is often painful Pain may be felt during the toe off phase of the gait cycle as well In more severe cases there will be partial dislocation of the metatarsophalangeal joint The toe will over ride the other toes and lesser toes will claw in What causes plantar plate dysfunction Plantar plate dysfunction is mostly caused by overuse injury or by trauma to the toe and or the joint Excessive pressure on a particular joint over a period of time may lead to plantar plate tear and or dysfunction Who can be affected by plantar plate dysfunction People who have a longer second metatarsal one of the 5 long bones in the foot People who wear high heels In such cases the toes stay in a dorsiflexed position for longer thereby increasing the load on the joints of the ball of the foot People with bunion s Hallux Abducto Valgus People with abnormal pronation of the rear foot Recent change in the level of physical activity What are the risks associated and why should plantar plate dysfunction be treated If left unattended plantar plate dysfunction could lead to a deformed toe hammer toe Due to deformation of the toe the cartilage in the joint is likely to get eroded over time This may cause pain and could lead to arthritis How to prevent plantar plate dysfunction Wear supportive and cushioned footwear Consult a sports podiatrist if you experience pain in the

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  • Knee Pain
    connective and fatty tissue and the lubricating fluid of the joint The knee is one of the most important joints of our body It plays an essential role in movement related to carrying the body weight in horizontal running and walking and vertical jumps directions These parts are subjected to very high repetitive compressive shearing rotational and bending forces all day every day when weightbearing The knee joint joins the thigh with the leg and consists of two articulations one between the femur and tibia and one between the femur and patella It is the largest joint in the human body and is very complicated The knee is a mobile trocho ginglymus a pivotal hinge joint which permits flexion and extension as well as a slight medial and lateral rotation Since in humans the knee supports virtually the whole weight of the body it is vulnerable to both acute injury and chronic developments such as osteoarthritis It is often grouped into tibiofemoral and patellofemoral components The fibular collateral ligament is often considered with tibiofemoral components The knee is a hinge type synovial joint which is composed of three functional compartments the femoropatellar articulation consists of the patella or kneecap and the patellar groove on the front of the femur through which it slides and the medial and lateral femorotibial articulations linking the femur or thigh bone with the tibia the main bone of the lower leg The joint is bathed in synovial fluid which is contained inside the synovial membrane called the joint capsule The posterolateral corner of the knee is an area that has recently been the subject of renewed scrutiny and research The menisci act as shock absorbers and separate the two ends of bone in the knee joint There are two menisci in the knee the medial inner and the lateral outer When there is torn cartilage it means that the meniscus has been injured Meniscus tears occur during sports often when the knee is twisted Menisci injury may be innocuous and one may be able to walk after a tear but soon swelling and pain set in Sometimes the knee will lock while bending Pain often occurs when one squats Small meniscus tears are treated conservatively but most large tears require surgery 28 Chondromalacia Patella patellofemoral pain syndrome What is it Chondromalacia of Greek origin meaning softening of the cartilage is a degenerative cartilage condition wherein the cartilage on the back of the patella knee cap is irritated and painful because it rubs against the medial femoral condyle What are the common symptoms complaints Patients complain of dull aching pain leading to sharp localized pain in the front of the knee particularly while going up or down stairs and hills They may feel a grinding sensation and stiffness when squatting bending and climbing stairs The patient may experience the sensation of the knee giving away beneath them How is it caused During normal walking the femur thigh and the tibia lower leg rotate in unison An

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  • Shin Pain & Shin Splint Treatment
    uphill downhill or high impact exercises on hard noncompliant surfaces ex running on asphalt or concrete Improper footwear including worn out shoes can also contribute to shin splints however new or expensive shoes are not necessarily the answer Excessive strain in the foot and ankle contributes to excessively stressed calf and shin muscles Medial tibial stress syndrome tibial periostitis or shin splints is a common injury that affects athletes who engage in running sports or basic activities such as cross country football or hiking This condition is characterized by pain in the lower part of the leg between the knee and the ankle MTSS injuries are caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia Ignoring this injury may result in a more serious condition such as a stress fracture of the bones While MTSS is the most common name other conditions often overlap as causes including compartment syndrome and stress fractures Females are 1 5 to 3 5 times more likely to progress to stress fractures from shin splints This is mostly due in part to females having a higher incidence of diminished bone density and osteoporosis Shin splint pain is described as a recurring dull ache along the posteromedial aspect of the distal two thirds of the tibia 7 the difference in stress fracture pain is that it is typically localized to the fracture site and is more proximal than the pain caused by MTSS 8 Studies have found that there are no neurological or vascular abnormalities associated with MTSS People with flat feet are especially prone to shin splints Bio mechanically poorly controlled feet is a common cause for medial tibial stress syndrome Medial tibial stress syndrome is the most prevalent form of shin splints and can affect a broad range of individuals It affects mostly runners and accounts for approximately 13 to 17 of all running related injuries What is it Medial shin splints are a condition wherein the periosteum of the tibia is damaged when it is pulled away by an overstressed tibialis posterior muscle Anterior shin splints are a condition wherein the blood flow is obstructed from the anterior compartment due to the hypertrophy of the overstressed tibialis anterior compartment What are the common symptoms complaints Medial shin splints Patients complain of a dull aching pain felt along the medial side of the tibia Once it starts any activity will aggravate it Anterior shin splints Patients complain of dull aching pain felt along the anterior side of the tibia This can be a medical emergency due to lack of blood flow leading to neurosis and gangrene of muscle in the anterior compartment How is it caused Medial shin splints The tibialis posterior muscle plantarflexes and inverts the foot anti pronator due to its distal attachment insertion on the medial aspect of the foot During over pronation the tendon of the tibialis posterior is stretched and pulled upon excessively thereby attacking the weakest area namely its origin proximal attachment on the periosteum

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