Musculoskeletal Foot Problems
The Musculoskeletal (MSK) system involves the muscles, bones, tendons, cartilage, and associated tissues.
Examples of MSK problems include Rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, Morton’s neuroma, metatarsalgia, flat feet, ankle instability, high arches, bunions, heel pain, shin splints, big toe pain, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.
Problems in the foot may be either primary, for example, those arising directly from joint/soft tissue disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, or may be secondary to a change in structure or function where musculoskeletal conditions lead indirectly to an increase in the prevalence or severity of associated conditions. Your Podiatrist has many treatment options that can alleviate these painful conditions.
Hard skin and thick fungal nails often have a biomechanical cause. Here at THE foot and body mechanic, we have a love of investigating and understanding foot biomechanics. We will use our expert knowledge to try to prevent/reduce these apparently more straightforward foot problems.