Low leg pain

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

Toe walking

Toe walking is when your child occasionally or always spends the majority of their time up on there tip toes with little or no heel contact. This is never a normal part of the gait cycle. It is caused by a number of reasons, each with it’s own treatment option. Often Toe walking is habitual, copying another child or sibling,

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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

In-toeing (Pigeon toes)

In toeing is a condition where your child walks with their feet turned in towards the other foot; this may not happen with every step. This is generally considered to be abnormal. In-toeing is caused by the hips and knees rotating inwards making the foot and leg circumduct (swing in a semi-circle) while your child walks. This is an inefficient way

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16
Jul

Sciatica

Sciatica is a complex problem with a variety of symptoms with specialised treatments dependant on the cause of your pain. The pain can originate anywhere along the Sciatic nerve, this is a large nerve that comes from the lumbosacral plexus (a bundle of nerves coming directly out of the spinal cord). When pain occurs, usually it is from a ‘pinching’or

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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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