Sports injuries

Activities such as running, football, rugby or skiing and snow-boarding frequently result in injuries to the foot and ankle.  Injuries may be chronic of gradual onset or acute injuries caused by a single specific event. Frequently I see people suffering from:

 

  • Ankle ligament (ATFL) injury

  • Osteochondral defect of the ankle

  • Stress fractures

  • Peroneal tendinopathy

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Fracture of the ankle or the bones of the foot.

SPECT scan ankle
ankle arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction

The key to a successful recovery is rapid diagnosis and treatment so that you can return to sport as soon as possible. With easy access to advanced imaging such as CT, MRI and SPECT, as well as experienced musculoskeletal radiographers, you will quickly be back on your feet. I also work with a team of experienced physiotherapists who can offer non-invasive treatments such as shockwave therapy which can be very helpful in the treatment of tendinopathy and soft tissue injury. 

 

If surgery is necessary, many ankle problems can be treated with key-hole surgery or arthroscopy. I believe that it is important to minimise time spent in plaster or on crutches and encourage early active rehabilitation. To facilitate this, advanced techniques such as the use of synthetic ligament materials, allow early return to sport after surgery.