Hurst Podiatry Blog

How does a sports podiatrist diagnose injuries?

The process we use to diagnose your injury is largely dependent on the type of injury we suspect that you have.

Our general diagnosis process involves us first getting an understanding of your history on when the injury started, how it started, your medical records and several other broad areas.

Next we will work through a physical assessment of clinical tests likely including palpation (feeling around the affected area), strength and range of motion testing, footwear assessment, and most likely assessing your walking and running technique as well. We have a treadmill at our head office that allows for video recording and real time feedback.

We may also refer you for imaging like Xray, ultrasound or MRI to ensure we find out exactly what is wrong.

Once we have a firm diagnosis we can begin treatment and getting you feeling better and doing the things you love.

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