Podiatry

Does your child walk with “duck feet”? They may have a Tarsal Coalition

By Peter Foley (Podiatrist) Painful ankles, unusual stiff walking, inability to stand on outside borders of the feet?  These can all be possible signs of a tarsal coalition.  Tarsal coalitions are an infrequent but often mis-diagnosed cause of foot pain.   What are Tarsal Coalitions? Coalitions are connections between the tarsal (rearfoot) bones that are not seen in …

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Shockwave therapy for hamstring tightness

For those suffering from tight hamstrings, there has been some encouraging research of late into the effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in improving hamstring flexibility, especially combined with stretching exercises in healthy participants (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5368153/). Interestingly, the study concluded that shockwave therapy combined with stretching exercises was more beneficial than stretching alone: “While ESWT and stretching both reduced …

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Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome)

By Peter Foley (Registered Podiatrist) What are Shin Splints? Shin splints or Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS)* is one of the more commonly reported injuries in footballers, and especially in those who cross train with running. MTTS describes a condition of pain at the join between muscle and bone at the inside (medial) edge of …

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Ankle injuries – what young soccer players need to know

Ankle sprains are a common injury in young soccer players and can cause significant disruption to a season.  Unfortunately a number of patients who experience one lateral ankle sprain go on to develop long term instability and recurrent injuries to the same ankle. Data shows that being actively involved in regular soccer increases your risk …

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