Services - ModPod Sports Podiatrists in Sydney & Mosman

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Biomechanical Exam

As sports podiatrists we assess for foot function, anatomical structure and lower limb biomechanics in order to determine the impact they have on the cause of injury.

 

Prescription Orthotics

An orthotic is a custom made foot device designed to off load abnormal forces that can lead to damage of soft tissue structures, joints and bones. Orthotics work by altering abnormal loads around the joint axis, thus reducing the stress on the tissue.

 

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Cycling Orthotics

Cycling requires the entire lower body to function as a harmonious unit and bring sufficient force down on the bicycle pedal to move forward. This tremendous force begins in the hip joint and thigh muscles, and passes through the ball of the foot to the pedal. As long as the bones, muscles, and joints of the lower extremity are properly aligned with each other, there is an efficient and pain-free excursion of the pedal. Deviations from this alignment may cause foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh or hip pain.

 

Shockwave Therapy

RSWT is the application of a high-energy acoustic pulse transmitted into the tissue of the affected area of the body. Each RSWT treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, thus reducing pain and promoting the reabsorption of irriative calcium deposits in tendons.

 

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Bunion Management

Being active people we understand the frustration of not being able to exercise due to bunion pain. Bunion pain is a debilitating condition and if not treated early it can result in prolonged pain, deformity and potentially surgery.  We have developed treatment strategies to help reduce symptoms and get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible.

 

Heel Pain Specialists

Being active people we understand the frustration of not being able to exercise due to heel pain. Heel pain is a debilitating condition and if not treated quickly and effectively can result in prolonged pain. We have developed treatment strategies to help reduce symptoms and get you back to your normal activities as soon as possible.

 

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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma Morton’s Neuroma is swelling and/or an inflammation of a nerve, usually at the ball-of-the-foot between the 3rd and 4th toes.

 

Ball of Foot Pain – Metatarsalgia

At ModPod Podiatry we have a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of all forefoot conditions. Metatarsalgia is a general term used to denote any pain in the front of the foot. Metatarsalgia is not a diagnosis, there are numerous structures that can cause pain and discomfort in the fore foot. The most common area to give pain is the 2nd and 3rd metatarsal phalangeal joints “ball of foot”, although there are a number of other structures that can create problems.

 

Hammer Toe

Hammertoe is a contracture (bending) of one or both joints of the second, third, fourth, or fifth (little) toes when the long muscles originating from the lower leg overpower the smaller muscles in the foot. This abnormal bending can put pressure on the toe when wearing shoes, causing problems to develop such as pain or irritation of the affected toe when wearing shoes, a buildup of skin (on toe, between two toes, or on the ball of the foot), inflammation, redness, or a burning sensation.

 

Hallux Limitus / Rigidus

Hallux rigidus/limitusis a disorder of the joint (form of degenerative arthritis)located at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the joint, and with time it gets increasingly harder to bend the toe.

 

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Running Injuries

Whether you are running for fun, fitness or running a marathon, you put yourself and your feet under great stress. On average, you put six times your body weight through each foot when running, which can emphasise any minor or major potential problems significantly.

 

Shin Splints

Shin splints are characterized by pain in the front or inside aspect of the lower leg. The pain usually develops gradually without a history of trauma, and might begin as a dull ache along the front or inside of the shin (Tibia) after running or even walking.

 

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Stress Fracture

Stress Fractures occur when excessive repetitive force is applied to a localized area of bone. Activities such as walking, running, and repeated jumping can subject the bones of the foot to large forces that often lead to microscopic cracks in the bone.

 

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Shockwave Therapy

RSWT is the application of a high-energy acoustic pulse transmitted into the tissue of the affected area of the body. Each RSWT treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, thus reducing pain and promoting the reabsorption of irriative calcium deposits in tendons.

 

Turf Toe

It is simply a sprain of the ligaments around the big toe joint. It’s a condition that’s caused by jamming the big toe or repeatedly pushing off the big toe forcefully as in running and jumping. The most common symptoms of turf toe include pain, swelling, and limited joint movement at the base of one big toe. The symptoms develop slowly and gradually get worse over time if it’s caused by repetitive injury. If it’s caused by a sudden forceful motion, the injury can be painful immediately and worsen within 24 hours. Sometimes when the injury occurs, a “pop” can be felt. Usually the entire joint is involved, and toe movement is limited.

 

Achilles Tendinosis

Achilles tendonopathy is pain affecting the Achilles tendon resulting in degeneration of the tendon. Symptoms usually include pain in the Achilles tendon, which is often worse after rest or with excessive activity. The can be local swelling when in an acute phase or nodules and thickening when in a chronic phase.

 

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Knee Pain

Can generally occurs when the patella (knee cap) does not move or ‘track’ correctly when the knee is being bent.

 

Nail Fungus

It is estimated to effects 1.6 million Australians. Appearance of the nail can range from brown and crumbly through to white and separated. Fungus usually invade the nail because of injury to the nail bed, tight footwear or pre-existing medical condition.
 

Ingrown Toe Nails

Known to physicians as onychocryptosis, ingrown toe nails are a common, painful condition that occur when skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges of the nail, or when the nail itself grows into the skin.

 

Callous / Corns

A callous is an area of thickened hard skin, which is formed in response to excessive pressure applied to the area. When a callous develops it can be due to a biomechanical abnormality, tight fitting footwear, or some people are more prone to developing callouses.

 

Nail Surgery

It is estimated to effects 1.6 million Australians. Appearance of the nail can range from brown and crumbly through to white and separated. Fungus usually invade the nail because of injury to the nail bed, tight footwear or pre-existing medical condition.