Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgeon
Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
Adult & Paediatric Reconstructive Surgery
Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Sport Science & Exercise

Dr. Haydar Ozcan
  • CPSM - Sydney Foot Surgery
  • CPSM - Sydney Foot Surgery

Tendon/Ligament Pain

Incidence of tendinopathy is common in all walks of life, especially with higher participation in recreational sports. The incidence of foot injuries in the general population is 80%. The prevalence is also high among athletes. In runners, 40-50% of all injuries occur below the knee. In professional soccer players, the foot and the ankle are the most common sites of injury.

Tendon/Ligament Pain

While several foot and ankle tendons may be involved, the most frequently affected structures are:

  • The peroneal tendon
  • The tibialis posterior tendon
  • The Achilles tendon
  • The flexor hallucis longus

Intrinsic risk factors:

  • Mal-alignment as hyperpronation or femoral neck anteversion
  • Limb length discrepancy
  • Muscular imbalance
  • Muscular insufficiency

Tendon/Ligament Pain

Extrinsic risk factors:

  • Training errors regarding technique, intensity, distance and hill work
  • Training surfaces
  • Environmental conditions
  • Footwear and equipment

The first step for a complete functional recovery is to remove and correct any predisposing factor. Your podiatrist, sport physician, physiotherapist, osteopath and chiropractor will be the first line of practitioners to see. When the tendon pain is due to poor function, Dr Ozcan will be able to rectify it using a variety of surgical techniques. He will be guiding other practitioners on the correct methodology and timelines for return to activity, as he is also trained in the field of Sport Science and Exercise.

Tendon/Ligament Pain

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  • Eastpoint Podiatry
    Suite 31 (railway station level,
    near the New McLean
    Street back entrance)
    251 New South Head Rd.
    Edgecliff NSW 2027

  • Q-Central Building
    Ground floor
    Suite G1
    10 Norbrik Drive
    Bella Vista NSW 2153

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    level 1, 39 Queen Street
    Auburn, NSW 2144

  • Kingsgrove Day Hospital
    level 1,
    322 Kingsgrove Road,
    Kingsgrove, NSW 2208

  • Beyond Podiatry
    Shop 5
    34 John Street
    Warners Bay, NSW 2282

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    79 Lord Street,
    Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

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    Suite 31
    251 New South Head Road
    Edgecliff, NSW 2027