Severs is highly prevalent in active kids, especially during winter sport. Severs (Calcaneal apophysitis) is a condition affecting the growth plate in the heel.
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?
There are actually a few different treatments available depending on the stage of development, if you’re getting pain, where you’re getting pain and your gait function.
It is never fun watching your child limp off the sporting field or not be able to participate. Severs Disease is probably the most frequent cause of heel pain in children. The condition occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 8 and 14 years but it can occur in younger children. Both boys [...]
Ankle sprains are basically an over-stretch of the ligaments that hold the ankle in place. In around 80% of ankle sprains, the excessive movements are a combination of the foot 1) pointing downwards and 2) then twisting inwards (ouch!). The severity of the sprain is best described as follows: Grade I Sprain – Stretching of [...]
Plantar fasciitis can be a constant issue for many people ranging from runners to walkers and even affecting people during their daily work routine. Check out our latest video from our Podiatrists on trying to manage this problem.
MTSS/Shin-Splints: This is a common injury in many running based sports. It is characterized by pain in and around the tibia (shin bone) in the lower leg and usually occurs as a result of a sudden increase in the frequency, duration and/or intensity of activity. People at risk are those with abnormal biomechanics, using inappropriate [...]
Lacing Techniques and Foot Pain Al McGuire once said, “keep it simple, when you get too complex you forget the obvious”. People often have various foot pains which can be misleading and seem very complex. However, this can be a simple pain relating to shoe fitting. This is why we often attempt to change and [...]
Plantar Pressure Assessment Ever considered how much force you experience when landing on your feet, and what parts take the load? This unique in shoe sensor technology forms part of PEAK’S exclusive Peak Pod Pro 3P ™ facility. These actually measure direct foot and limb total force, Centre of Mass progression, ground contact time and symmetry. Unlike [...]
Ankle sprains are basically an over-stretch of the ligaments that hold the ankle in place. In around 80% of ankle sprains, the excessive movements are a combination of the foot 1) pointing downwards and 2) then twisting inwards (ouch!). The severity of the sprain is best described as follows: Grade I Sprain - Stretching of [...]