Common toe injuries
Sesamoditis This is one of the most common injury that affects the big toe. Often severe pain is felt under the ball of the toe when doing sport. Sesamoiditis is caused by poor biomechanics and high impact forces due to poor shock absorbency. Read more->
Hallux limitus Sporting injuries affecting the big toe joint are common but hallux limitus is usually more serious. Arthritic changes of the joint causes reduction of movement, resulting in increased stress and pain in the area. Read more->
Ingrown toenail occurs the big toenail grows into the skin. This is especially common in individuals who enjoy sport as the stresses in and around the big toe are greater.
Common forefoot injuries
Common heel injuries
Plantar fasciitis Affects the heel and is noted as pain under the heel pad when weight bearing. The symptoms are particularly noticeable when rising from bed in the morning or when sitting for a period of time then standing. Read more->
Plantar calcaneal bursitis Symptoms can be very similar to plantar fasciitis. The athlete usually notices a dull ache under the heel directly under the fat pad.
Heel fracture Fractures of the calcaneus (heel bone) are the most common tarsal bone fracture. Stress fractures of the calcaneus are typically the result of a sudden abrupt injury but can occur without a history of trauma. Read more->