Lower Limb Conditions

Common Adult Conditions We Treat

Listed below are common conditions. However, if you are experiencing any pain in your lower limbs, book a consultation with us now.

  • Flat Feet (Pes Planus): Characterised by little to no arch in the foot, flat feet can lead to overpronation and improper weight distribution. Biomechanical podiatrists can prescribe orthotic devices to support the arch and correct gait abnormalities.
  • High Arches (Pes Cavus): High arches can cause inadequate shock absorption, leading to foot pain and instability. A biomechanics practitioner can recommend orthotics to improve weight distribution and reduce stress on the foot.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that supports the arch, can result from faulty biomechanics. A podiatrist may suggest stretching exercises, orthotics, or other therapies to alleviate symptoms.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: Biomechanical issues can contribute to overuse and inflammation of the Achilles tendon. Treatment may include physical therapy, footwear modifications, and gait analysis.
  • Shin Splints: Incorrect foot alignment and gait abnormalities can lead to painful shin splints. our practitioners can assess the biomechanics and recommend appropriate interventions.
  • Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome): Misalignment of the lower limbs can cause knee pain. Our practitioners may employ orthotics, strengthening exercises, and physical therapy to address the issue.
  • Bunions and Hammertoes: Poor foot mechanics can lead to the development and progression of bunions and hammertoes. Our Practitioners can advise on proper footwear and orthotic solutions.

Common Children’s Conditions We Treat

  • Flat Feet (Pes Planus): Flat feet occur when the arches of the feet do not fully develop, leading to excessive foot pronation. This condition can cause pain, fatigue, and poor balance. Custom orthotic devices and specific exercises can help provide necessary support and promote healthy arch development.
  • In-toeing (Pigeon Toes) and Out-toeing: In-toeing is when a child’s feet turn inward while walking, while out-toeing is when the feet turn outward. These conditions can be a result of rotational issues in the legs or feet. Our practitioners are well trained in using gait plate orthotics to treat pigeon toed and out toed conditions in children in the growing stages of their life.
  • Sever’s Disease: Sever’s disease is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel bone. It often affects active children during periods of rapid growth. It is more common between the ages of 8-10 years of age.
  • Toe Walking: Persistent toe walking beyond the age of 2 can be a concern. It may indicate tight calf muscles or other issues that need assessment and intervention to ensure normal gait development.
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease: Osgood-Schlatter disease is a condition that affects the knees of growing adolescents. It is characterised by inflammation and pain at the point where the patellar tendon attaches to the tibia.

Growing pains, knocked knees, delays in walking and constant tripping are also related to biomechanical issues in children. By addressing biomechanical issues during childhood, we can ensure optimal foot development and a lifetime of healthy mobility for our little ones. If you have any concerns about your child’s foot development or gait, don’t hesitate to seek our professional evaluation and care.


Conditions Treated at Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Sever’s disease
  • Osgood Schlatters disease
  • Orthopaedic related Surgery complications
  • Ankle pains
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pains
  • Hip pains
  • Back pain with/without injuries
  • Stroke patients
  • Growing pains in children
  • Delays in children walking
  • Constant tripping over in children
  • Flat feet
  • Pigeon toed
  • Out toed
  • Knocked knees
  • Bow legs
  • Low muscle tone
  • Balance and coordination issues