Musculoskeletal Podiatry/Biomechanics

Oxford Chiropody

Musculoskeletal Podiatry/Biomechanics

Biomechanics is a branch of podiatry which deals with foot problems relating to your anatomy (muscles, tendons, ligaments and skeleton) such as abnormal foot function, joint alignment, muscle flexibility and gait (walking) patterns rather than physical complaints (corns, calluses, ingrown toenails…) that relate to pressure, poor footwear etc.

Although I am able to offer preliminary advice and a management plan for musculoskeletal complaints, if you already have orthoses or have a recalcitrant issue that requires specialist review I would recommend you are seen by a Musculoskeletal Specialist Podiatrist who will be better placed to assess, diagnose and manage your lower limb complaint.

If you feel you would benefit from a Sports Massage, I recommend an appointment with Nikki Carrol

Common complaints include: -

- Plantar fasciitis
- Achille’s tendinopathy
- ‘Shin splints’
- Knee pain
- Hip and Lower Back pain
- Joint pain
- Flat feet and ‘in-rolling’
- Bunions
Treatment typically includes: -
- Stretching and exercises
- Footwear advice
- Activity modification
- Strapping
- Mobilisation
- RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
- Orthoses