As winter sports gear up, so does the occurrence of ankle injuries. The most common of which is the inversion ankle sprain typically involving excessive movement of the foot pointing downwards (plantarflexion) and inwards (inversion). The presentation of a sprained ankle can vary depending on the severity of injury.
Ever considered how much force you experience when landing on your feet, and what parts take the load?
Genu valgum, is a condition where the knees touch but the ankles do not. It appears most frequently in young children and can be concerning for parents who may know little about the condition.
In-toeing is a condition that many parents are concerned about in their child’s developing years. It is characterised by the feet turning inwards while standing, walking, or running, and is commonly referred to as being "pigeon toed”. In-toeing can be the result of many underlying causes.
Blisters can affect our school children to our elite athletes and everyone in between. Our Podiatrists not only focus on the immediate treatment of the blisters using sterile techniques, but also investigate the underlying causes, and therefore can advise on possible preventative measures.
Year in Review It is exciting time ahead for Peak as the curtain closes on 2021. From all of us here at peak we wish you all a safe and happy festive season. No matter how big or small, we hope that you also take the time to reflect on your own achievements of 2021 [...]
Have you been experiencing pain in the ball of your foot? Feel like you’re stepping on a stone? And is it affecting your ability to undertake normal daily activities?
Severs is highly prevalent in active kids, especially during winter sport. Severs (Calcaneal apophysitis) is a condition affecting the growth plate in the heel.
Did you know that there are several different shoelace techniques appropriate for each foot type?
Are you one of the thousands of parents that is concerned about how your child runs or walks? Have you noticed that their feet and ankles turn in or out?