Forefoot Pain

There are many types of conditions which may result in forefoot pain.

Forefoot Pain

There are many types of conditions which may result in forefoot pain.

Forefoot Pain

Do you receive heel pain which stops you from doing simple tasks? Is it getting hard to move the same way you once used to? 

Heel pain can be associated with many different structures which are located in the hindfoot. The structure such as your nerves, fascia, tendons, muscles, bones, ligaments and soft tissue can all contribute to your condition. 

Common conditions we usually treat are plantar faciitis, heel spurs, achilles tendonitis, nerve entrapments, injuries to the ankle or heel and many more. 

The usual method of treatment would be to consult one of our podiatrists before your condition becomes chronic or degenerates further. After your assessment, you may be referred for radiological imaging or a biomechanical assessment where the podiatrist aims to find the cause of your condition and not just the symptoms.

 Once a diagnosis is made, we can develop a long term treatment plan which gets you closer to moving the best you can just as you did in the past.

We use Custom Orthotics, Laser and possible injections to treat your foot conditions. 

Some of the

Causes of Forefoot Pain? 

Forefoot pain may result in various conditions which include;

  • Bursitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Capsulitis
  • Plantar Plate Changes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Synovitis
  • Tendon Degeneration
  • Stress Fractures
  • Fractures
  • Others

What are the common symptoms of forefoot pain?

Some of the most common symptoms of having/experiencing forefoot pain include the following below such as:

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What are the common symptoms of forefoot pain?

Some of the most common symptoms of having/experiencing forefoot pain include the following below such as:

Our Treatments for forefoot pain ?

Unfortunately these conditions are not limited. These and various other conditions which would require a diagnosis after a consultations can often cause lifelong debilitation and pain. This usually results in compensation through other areas of your feet, legs and back therefore leading to widespread compensatory pain and conditions.

It is imperative that we are able to diagnosis and structure a treatment plan for you which may involve the use of:

3D Custom Orthotics
3D Scans
Footwear Assessment and Changes
Laser Procedures
Prolo Procedures
Shockwave Procedures
Dry Needling and Acupuncture
Joint Mobilisation
Strength and Conditioning Programs

  • Consult at one of our locations today in order to prioritize your health

Our Treatments for forefoot pain ?

Unfortunately these conditions are not limited. These and various other conditions which would require a diagnosis after a consultations can often cause lifelong debilitation and pain. This usually results in compensation through other areas of your feet, legs and back therefore leading to widespread compensatory pain and conditions.

It is imperative that we are able to diagnosis and structure a treatment plan for you which may involve the use of:

3D Custom Orthotics
3D Scans
Footwear Assessment and Changes
Laser Procedures
Prolo Procedures
Shockwave Procedures
Dry Needling and Acupuncture
Joint Mobilisation
Strength and Conditioning Programs

  • Consult at one of our locations today in order to prioritize your health

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Are you seeking another podiatry service that is more suitable to the situation you are experiencing. Please contact our friendly and professional team today on how we can help. Alternatively, you can view the other services we provide.

Recommending Sporting Shoes: Educating Athletes On Keys To Appropriate Selection

“What is the most appropriate shoe for me?” This may possibly be the most common patient question for any of us who treat athletes of any age or proficiency. I have had the opportunity to work with athletes from beginners to professionals. Many factors weigh into the choice of shoe, including price, past injury and, in sport particularly, shoe size. People who participate in sport often have difficulty finding large enough shoe sizes at a typical sports store.

The reality is many of today’s shoes are not just for playing basketball, they are fashion statements, which slightly complicates the selection process.

So how do we choose and make recommendations for patients? Comfort should be the primary factor above all other factors.

With these findings in mind, how do we recommend the best shoe to our sport-playing patients? For the athletes I treat, I find it is beneficial to add an additional insole, across all ages, but especially in older players. The sock liners that come with basketball shoes are thin and easily replaceable. The lone exception to this is some of the early Kobe Bryant basketball models with Nike. These shoes have exceptionally thick cushioned insoles that one cannot easily replace with an over-the-counter or a custom device. Often, sporting orthotics tend to be flexible and offer more of a custom footbed than a true biomechanically-controlling orthotic. Players like the ability to pivot without too much control.

For players with larger feet, shoes may be difficult to find at the average athletic shoe store. Ordering online directly through the shoe companies frequently offers the best opportunity to buy larger-sized shoes. Unfortunately, this becomes a trial-and-error exercise and one I do not typically recommend. Sometimes it does become the only option.

Today’s sporting shoes offer excellent shock absorption and stability in comparison to older shoe models. Some due diligence may be necessary to find an appropriate shoe for your athletic patients but there are a lot of options available.