Podiatry is a branch of medicine specialising in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb. Here at The Forge Clinic, Alex Townsend, our in-house podiatrist specialises in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Podiatry and Podiatric Sports Medicine.

Alex works closely with you using a number of diagnostic tools to help provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your injury and to help speed up your recovery. He will initially take a comprehensive medical history before carrying out any functional testing of your injury. Alex may also use high- speed video gait analysis to analyse your walking and/or running gait, and then discuss any issues which may be contributing to your injury.

MSK and Sports Podiatry complaints are often resolved with a combination of therapies, depending on the nature of your concern. Alex will sit down with you to gain an understanding of your concern and injury to provide you with a tailored management plan. He may recommend prefabricated or custom orthotics and/or injection therapies in addition to your rehabilitative exercises.

Seeing an MSK/ Sports podiatrist can help in the management of a number of conditions, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction (Adult Acquired Flat foot Deformity)
  • Peroneal Tendinopathy
  • Midfoot pain
  • Bunion pain
  • Sporting Injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • General aches and pains of the foot and/or lower leg.

There are a number of different treatment options provided by podiatrists to help with the management of foot and ankle pain, including:

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Orthotics (Custom and Prefabricated)
  • Injection Therapies
  • Extra Corporeal Shockwave Therapy

If you would like to book an appointment with our Podiatrists, please give us a call on 020 8332 6184, or you can email us at info@theforgeclinic.com.