Complete Musculoskeletal Foot Related Lower Limb Treatment Clinic
At Compleet Feet we are experts in identifying the etiological causes/ reasons why a patient has a lower limb related anatomical pain or problem, in a specialised appointment called a Biomechanical Assessment. We will instigate a treatment plan to achieve a satisfactory resolution or improvement of the presenting issues. Contrary to popular belief what a podiatrist can do to settle a musculoskeletal problem goes far beyond the feet to go right up the kinetic chain of movement to the neck.
Example: A stiff neck could be as a direct result of having stiff big toes, thus leaning forward to get forward momentum during gait or from a limb length shortening, and a head tilt.
“Your feet are your foundations, and if you don’t have good footings you will get subsidence upstairs”
The positioning of feet has a direct effect on function of joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The body can accommodate and compensate for small structural anomalies, but over time unwanted pathologies can occur e.g. abnormal wear and tear, being prone to injuries. Simply by altering the position of the foot can make a significant difference. Even if you do not have any painful symptom the wearing of a specialised insole can be a preventive measure for the future to stop potential problems occurring.
Example: A flat foot, collapsing arch can lead to joint degenerative problems and lower back pain. Abnormal wear and tear resulting in a joint replacement procedure.