15
Jul

Os-Good Schlatters

Os-Good Schlatters disease causes pain in the adolescence. Your child will usually feel pain at the front and bottom half of the knee. Pulling on the growth plate by the muscles of the thigh is what causes the pain. A growth plate is an area of the maturing skeleton where the bone has a line of cartilage where the growing

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21
Feb

Adult Aquired Flatfoot – Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction

Flatfoot is a common problem in both children and adults. However in adults the problem is usually caused by a tendon. The Tibialis Posterior muscle is the deepest muscle in the calf complex. It plays a major role in the stability of the foot and in holding the arch up. The tendon of this muscle travels down the leg behind

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16
Oct

Hallux AbductoValgus (Bunions)

Hallux AbductoValgus (HAV) or bunions are the deformity of the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint (Big toe joint) Bunions cause a sideways deviation of the great toe towards the lesser toes.  This increased angle and associated destabilisation of the plantar plate leads to the great toe either sitting over or under the 2nd toe. A Bunion can start for a number of reasons:

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12
Oct

Plantar Plate

The Plantar Plate is responsible for holding all the tiny bones in your toes straight and in proper alignment. It is a collection of small fibrous bands that run underneath your foot and connects the bones of the forefoot to the bones in your toes. Injuring the plantar plate is relatively common especially due to modern changes like: Tapered footwear

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11
Oct

Heel Spurs

A Spur is a bony growth that occurs due to excessive pulling of the tendon on the bone. In the case of Heel Spurs, the vast majority of spurs are asymptomatic or pain free. The cause of your pain is usually created from the excessive pulling of the tendon or Fascia that is inserting into the bone. This creates a

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11
Oct

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of adult heel pain. The Plantar Fascia is a thick fibrous band of tissue that runs from the medial Calcaneal Tubercle (Centre of the heel) to the base of the proximal phalanx/1st metatarsal (Big toe joint). With lesser bands across the other toes. Pain is often a result of poor mechanics (The way

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9
Oct

Neuroma (Mortons)

A Neuroma is a benign thickening of the Nerve tissue along its pathway. Thickening to the nerve is a response to trauma to the tissue, commonly caused due to pressure, compression and rubbing. This can result in the nerve becoming trapped in its sheath (The outer casing the nerve runs through) or being squeezed into a space it no longer

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9
Oct

Illiotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

The Illiotibial band (ITB) is a thick tendonous structure on the outside of your thigh that arises from the Iliac crest (Top of the hip bone) and the Tensor Fascia Latae (A small but important muscle of the buttock), and inserts into the outside edge of your Tibia (Lower leg bone). Many muscles of the buttock and thigh have their

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4
Oct

Chronic Ankle Instability

Ligaments have Mechanoreceptors built into them (Little sensors that tell our body how stretched a ligament is). These receptors are responsible for helping our brain tell the position of our foot in space. Think of when you think there is an extra step on the stairs, your brain has positioned your foot ready to land and take the step without

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17
Jul

Hip Pain

The hip is a complex joint that interacts with the knee, ankle and foot as well as the back. Many common conditions that cause pain in the hip can be a result of dysfunction referred from other areas. Below are some of the common conditions that may be causing your pain.