Sports Injuries

People who play sport or participate in activities involving running are more likely to develop an overuse injury caused by repetitive strain and the high load placed through the body at each foot strike. Running places enormous demands on the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower limbs, ankles and feet.

A number of factors can contribute to sports injuries including:

  • Sudden change in sport or activity level
  • Inappropriate footwear for the sport or activity
  • Poor muscle strength or flexibility
  • Foot and ankle biomechanics
  • Past injury

Sports Injuries affecting the lower limb include:

  • Stress fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Shin Splints
  • Knee Pain

At Mooroolbark Podiatry we can carry out a thorough assessment, treatment and management plan for sports injuries to help you get back playing your sport as soon as possible.