Running Podiatrist Sydney – How We Can Help You
Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, there’s sure to be a time when you may need to visit a running podiatrist in Sydney. Our podiatrists enjoy participating in sports themselves and have a passion for helping runners improve their performance and reduce their injuries.
At Cartwright Podiatry, we deal with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of surgical and medical conditions of the lower limbs using cutting-edge techniques to diagnose with accuracy.
We also treat lower limb injuries such as knee pain or shin splints that can arise from poor foot and ankle functionality. If you’re suffering from lower limb pain or a recurring niggling pain when you run then we can help. Why not book a consultation online or by calling (02) 8405 6850.
Running podiatrist Sydney – Why a runner is more likely to need one than another type of athlete
A lot of runners take their feet for granted, and that’s a big mistake.
Each foot contains 33 joints and 26 bones supported by more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Collectively, these have to absorb the impact of a runner’s body weight with each step (which can be as much as 2.5 to 3 times their body weight) as well as propel them forward into their next step.
There are other contributing factors to foot injuries including running surfaces, training volume, biomechanics, shoe wear, genetics, and injury history.
50% of runners suffer from injuries each year
It’s hardly surprising that injuries are sustained every year by around 50% of runners. With even more people pulling on a pair of running shoes, it’s vital, therefore, that they have the information and analysis to help prevent them from injuring themselves.
We use our vast experience to examine you running along with innovative Gaitscan analysis and software to discuss ways that will help you perform better, recover, and prevent injuries.
This may involve changing your footwear, strengthening routines, and running drills. We’ll also arrange to assess you on a regular basis so we can monitor your progress and suggest any changes to your running techniques.
Accurate diagnosis is key. Knowing if you can run through a particular injury can have a major impact on your running goals in the longer term and even on your mental health which is why it pays to visit a running podiatrist in Sydney.
Book an appointment with Cartwright Podiatry today.
What to expect at your first appointment with our Sydney running podiatrist
Your first appointment will involve a thorough physical examination of your lower limbs and video gait analysis as you run on a treadmill. This should take around 40 minutes and may also involve a pelvic assessment and an assessment of the mechanical causes of your lower limb pain.
Follow-up appointment – This depends on the findings from the initial consultation and on what condition is being treated.
Biomechanical running assessment – This comprehensive video analysis is recommended for you, whatever your level of running. Video analysis is taken from multiple angles and you will also be given technical advice for running and tips for performance training. We will also give you advice on footwear options suited to any technical changes.
What to bring – We ask that you bring your current running shoes, shorts, and any relevant X-rays, MRI or CT scans.
What conditions does our running podiatrist in Sydney treat?
Preventing injury isn’t about the absence of pain, instead, it’s about reacting properly and promptly to help avoid severe injuries that could take you from the pavement and relegate your running shoes to your wardrobe for several weeks or even months.
Here are 7 of the most common running injuries that we treat at our podiatry clinic:
A running podiatrist in Sydney is a valuable resource that can help guide you to your running goals. We’re here to answer any questions you have about your running pain and can also help with information, advice, treatment to help you continue running injury-free.
Don’t let lack of knowledge and injury prevent you from enjoying your running. We’re here with you every step of the way.
Call Cartwright Podiatry on (02) 8405 or 6850 to schedule a runners consultation. We look forward to meeting you.
We care about your lower limb health.
Book online or get in touch
with us today
We care about your lower limb health.
Book online or get in touch with us today