Midfoot and rearfoot conditions are often complex conditions due to the shape of the bones and soft tissues structures. The way the rear/midfoot moves is unique and is a major component to our overall stability when upright. Injuries to these areas can impede our clients being able to play sport or even perform activities of daily living. The bones through the midfoot and rearfoot are responsible for absorbing loads when we walk and run.
Most people associate pain in their midfoot to the height of their arch and a comment we often hear at the beginning of a consultation is ‘I think I have low/high arches’. However, this is just one of the presentations that we see in regards to midfoot and rearfoot pain. In some cases, the position of the rearfoot can impact on the midfoot and cause pain in these areas. Structures that originate in the lower leg can also be the cause of midfoot and rearfoot pain.
Our podiatrists commonly assess and treat the following conditions: