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Growing Pains? Traction Apophysitis in the Growing Child...
The bones in the human foot don’t develop completely until the late...
The bones in the human foot don’t develop completely until the late teens. Sometimes the process of development can be the cause of discomfort in the growing child, especially if they are particularly active. What causes this discomfort? Throughout childhood, a number of bones in the feet...
07/06/2016
Raynaud’s Disease...
Reynaud’s is a condition that causes a narrowing of the arteries that...
Reynaud’s is a condition that causes a narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the extremities – namely the fingers and toes. Typically this narrowing is an exaggerated response to either cold temperatures or stress. How does Reynaud's present to a physiotherapist? Reynaud’s usually presents as a...
05/06/2016
Diabetic Foot...
The Diabetic Foot The number one request for podiatrists is to perform a...
The Diabetic Foot The number one request for podiatrists is to perform a diabetic check and to provide assistance for diabetic foot management. As such, I felt it to be appropriate to provide an entry detailing why the foot is so important in the case of...
04/06/2016
Leg Length Difference...
Our bodies aren’t always symmetrical, there are small differences between each side...
Our bodies aren’t always symmetrical, there are small differences between each side that make us unique. The length of your legs is just one example where these differences between right and left can occur. Are difference in leg length common? A difference between the length of a...
01/06/2016
I have flat feet!...
Flat Feet and Pronation “I have flat feet!” It’s a cry heard daily...
Flat Feet and Pronation “I have flat feet!” It’s a cry heard daily by many patients. Today’s blog will look at what causes a flat foot, and find out when it may or may not be a problem. Pes Planus is a term podiatrists use to describe...
30/05/2016
Tarsal Coalition...
People are different. This couldn’t be more accurate in the case of...
People are different. This couldn’t be more accurate in the case of a tarsal coalition. What is a Tarsal Coalition? A tarsal coalition is a variation found in some people where some of the tarsal bones of the foot are fused together. The tarsal bones are the seven...
27/05/2016
RICER and HARM...
Acute Injury Management – RICER and HARM The first 24-48 hours after sustaining...
Acute Injury Management – RICER and HARM The first 24-48 hours after sustaining a soft tissue injury are crucial in ensuring the best outcome for healing.  As a general rule, management for most injuries is as simple as remembering two simple acronyms – RICER and HARM. Use...
26/05/2016
Winter Foot Care...
Winter Foot Care Footwear, sporting participation, and climate are all factors that are...
Winter Foot Care Footwear, sporting participation, and climate are all factors that are seasonally affected. It is common to see an increase in particular problems during different seasons. INGROWN NAILS With the cooler weather upon us, it’s time to pull out that enclosed footwear from the back of...
24/05/2016
Peri-tendinitis of a tendon...
Peri-tendinitis of a tendon Peri-tendinitis is an inflammation of the sheath that surrounds...
Peri-tendinitis of a tendon Peri-tendinitis is an inflammation of the sheath that surrounds a tendon. It can also be associated with tendinitis which is an inflammation of the tendon itself. Peri-tendonitis is common in repetitive strain injuries or overuse injuries. Athletes who don’t have sufficient rest between training...
19/05/2016