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Musculoskeletal

What is Musculoskeletal Podiatry ?

We take many steps a day. Our main contact with the ground is through our feet. Needless to say feet are like the foundation of a house; If the foundation isn’t stable or out of kilter, the rest of the house will suffer!

We as musculoskeletal podiatrists examine and diagnose musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limbs, with our specialisation in the foot and ankle. So whether you have heel pain, forefoot pain, ankle pain, leg pain, hammer toes, knee pain or bunions we can treat these as musculoskeletal podiatrists.

As musculoskeletal podiatrists, we look at how you move. This is done through gait analysis. We analyse the way you walk or run from your feet to your head. We analyse each part. This is captured in slow motion . We take great pride in understanding how the muscles and joints of the body work together.

We also check your joints and muscles to see the entire body as one part working together. Again, if one of these parts isn’t working properly, the rest will suffer. Sometimes there’s one part not working properly, sometimes several parts.

We have many treatment options in our tool box and can provide these to suit your particular problem. A great deal of what we do is working on optimising your walking gait, reducing restrictions, thereby reducing pain. But we also issue exercises if appropriate. Some of these treatments are hands on, meaning working into the tissues that are painful and sore. We call this foot and ankle mobilisations or foot and ankle manipulations. You may need only one treatment or several treatments spaced at weekly intervals. At Lewisham Foot Health we can provide state of the art shockwave treatments for musculoskeletal pain.

Treatments

For some problems you will need a referral for blood tests or further imaging such as an MRI or a bone scan.

Testimonials

  • customer review lewisham foot health

    Best service

    I am suffering from osteoarthritis in my left hip after a big trauma in my early 20’s. For the last 5 years I have…

    Mrs. C (Forest Hill)
  • customer review lewisham foot health

    Outstanding, professional, friendly service!

    I can highly recommend Peter´s services. His knowledge of my issues as a person with diabetes was exemplary and he is exceptionally thorough in his…

    Mrs. S (Bellingham)
  • customer review lewisham foot health

    Quick appointment for a home visit

    I live at Blackheath and I was very happy to have a quick appointment for a home visit. I am very satisfied by the…

    Laura
  • customer review lewisham foot health

    Walking pain free, in better footwear

    I have been seeing Peter for the past year, having had pain in my feet when walking. I now find myself walking pain free,…

    Mr. DC (Catford)
  • customer review lewisham foot health

    Better advice and treatment

    Peter at lewisham Foot Health has been marvelous since I rang him desperate to find someone to treat my feet. I was even more…

    Elaine (Catford)
  • customer review lewisham foot health

    My ingrown toenails were so painful,it was difficult to find shoes, and I couldn’t wear sandals.I was very embarrassed how my toenails looked! Now…

    Rita, (Catford)
  • customer review lewisham foot health

    ‘I am very pleased with my needling treatment. I had been struggling with a pretty large verruca on my left foot for seven months….

    Maria (Balham)
  • customer review lewisham foot health

    ‘I had a verruca on the sole of my foot which had proved extremely difficult to shift. For over two years I had tried…

    Verruca on Foot
  • After two half marathons, I got serious pain in one foot when I tried to run, which subsequently got worse until it hurt even…

    Plantar Fasciitis
  • ‘I was in a lot of pain with my ankle when I was fortunate through the internet to book an appointment with Peter Gauntlett…

    Foot and Ankle Injury
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