Ankle pain

30
Jul

Tarsal Coalition

Tarsal Coalitions are a rare cause of pain in a childs’ foot. They result from a failure of the body to achieve normal skeleton growth. The cause begins in-utero when the foot of the foetus is developing. The cells do not divide properly and a “fusion” occurs. Coalitions can be between 2 or more of any of the bones of the

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24
Jun

Severs Disease

Severs Disease is a Paediatric condition of the heel. It occurs while the maturing skeleton moves from a cartilage growth centre to bone. The growth plate is essentially made up of cartilage which is like the tip of your nose. It is soft and bendable. As the heel is converted to bone it hardens becoming rigid and non flexible. If

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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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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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19
Sep

Paediatric Flat Feet (kids)

Flat feet is a complaint that we often see in our clinics. There are a number of reasons why children have flat feet and this can vary depending on their age and foot morphology (Shape and structure). For a period after your child is born and starts walking, flat feet is a normal appearance. This is partly due to most

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16
Jul

Stress Fractures

Did you know there are 26 bones in your foot? Together both your feet account for 1/4 of the bones in your body. Bones, contrary to popular belief, are very much alive and are constantly changing. If we do more activity they get thicker and stronger, less so the less we do. Because of this dynamic remodelling of the bone,

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16
Jul

Achilles Tendinopathy (Tendinitis and Tendinosis)

The Achilles tendon is a big band of tissue running from the Calcaneus (Heel bone) to the Calf muscles. Its job is to store energy from muscle activity and release it again during movement giving you the ability to push off during walking and running. Tendinopathy is the disease of a tendon. In this case we are talking about the

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15
Jul

Ankle Sprains & Strains

Ankle sprains and strains are among the most common injuries sustained in the active population. Sprains make up approximately 70% of all ankle injuries and 40% of ankle sprains will reoccur. This can lead to further problems. The structure that becomes painful when you sprain your ankle is the ligaments that make the ankle stable. The direction your foot moves

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15
Jul

Ankle Pain

The foot and ankle bare significant amounts of weight in day-to-day life, however, their highly complex structure is concentrated into a narrow and therefore vulnerable space.