SPORT INJURY AND REHABILITATION
A Chiropodist is a specialist in the foot and ankle. Any pain is abnormal and should be addressed. The presence of pain may take an athlete away at performing at their peak performance. Common addressed concerns at Waterloo Foot Clinic include ankle sprains, turf toe, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon pain, Haglunds deformity, ankle instability, runners toe, etc.
Each patient will be given a unique treatment planned tailored to the patients severity of injury, timeline, sport engaged in and treatment goals. All treatment plans will provide the patient with an abundance of education, for preventative and rehabilitative measures. Therapeutic modalities may be used depending on the injury. Taping techniques may be applied and taught to the patient. If the injury is severe, invasive procedures may be indicated such as surgery or injections. A patient may also be prescribed medication – often anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are used in sports injuries.
Without proper treatment, recurring injuries may develop or a patient may suffer from other injuries. Other injuries may occur as an athlete compensates for a current injury. The athlete will also suffer from loss of playing time and return to the game.
COMMON FOOT TREATMENTS