When you have foot pain, there’s no substitute for a proper diagnosis

Here at Footmech, we take pride in our approach to dealing with difficult, non responsive and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

As much as it pains me to say, going to the GP complaining of foot, leg, knee and hip pain may not lead to a satisfactory outcome. As the functional side of many of these conditions is not a GP’s area of expertise, they cannot realistically tell you what causes your pain.

Cure the cause of foot pain, not the symptom

The more I look at feet, the more I realise it is less important to get an accurate diagnosis than to appreciate the cause of why pain happens.

Modern medicine has made leaps and bounds in making diagnosis. Ultrasound, MRi, CT scan, bone scan just to name a few.

Ankle Instability ‘weak ankles’

I think most of us, at some point in our lives have at least once, experienced and ankle sprain, twist. This can happen to anyone sometime for very little reason than stepping on a stone, tripping off a pavement, a hole in the ground or tackle in sport. The result is varying degrees of ligament strain all the way through to tears, and fractures.

Do your running shoes match your running style?

Before you buy a running shoe, make sure you know your foot strike pattern. A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training says that runners who like to wear minimalist shoes are not necessarily good at identifying their own foot strike patterns.