Sports injuries are becoming increasingly common. The number of Australians participating in sport has increased dramatically over the past decade. We as health care practitioners have seen a dramatic increase in sports related injuries. In many sports, the foot absorbs tremendous shearing and loading forces. Sometimes forces reach over 20 times the person’s body weight! This leads to injuries both acute and chronic.
Each individual’s foot and lower limb functions differently. The foot movements, lower limb requirements and biomechanics vary depending on the sport you play. The support, treatment and footwear you require to run a marathon is very different to that required to play basketball. It is different again for football or martial arts. It is best to be assessed properly in order to function at your optimum level. Podiatry Illawarra can help you treat and prevent injuries from your chosen sport.
Common lower leg sports injuries include: