Sever’s disease

Sever’s disease (or heel pain) is painful inflammation at the back part of the heel bone where the Achilles tendon attaches to it. It is seen in active growing children or adolescents, who are commonly involved in running or jumping sports.

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Running pre-training tips

Fitness, in whatever form you wish to do, is definitely an activity that should be encouraged in all of us, no matter the age. But unfortunately it’s often not as simple as deciding to ‘get fit’. To avoid injury, we can help you assess your foot and lower limb mechanics.

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Bunions: why are there bumps on my feet?

Bunions (Hallux Abducto-valgus) are a common deformity at the base of your big toe. A bunion is often described as a ‘bump’ on the side of the big toe with the same big toe deviating towards the second toe rather than pointing straight. A progressive disorder, the gradual leaning of the big toe changes the […]

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Heel spurs: what are they?

If you have been having heel pain your doctor may have referred you for an X-ray, which may reveal heel spurs. Heel spurs occur over time from stresses to the plantar fascia or Achilles tendon which pull on the bone causing calcification. It is not the spur itself causing the pain – it’s the inflammation […]

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How do broken bones heal?

A summer shower had swept though earlier in the evening, the hot day was cooled and the dry grass was refreshed by the deluge. On my walk I slipped on the wet grass, felt a crack in my left ankle and the next thing I remember I was on the ground, embarrassed and in pain.

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