Pain in the back of the lower calf or heel or difficulty when walking could be Achilles tendon pain and needs immediate treatment The Achilles Tendon and what it does The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and it attaches the very powerful calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus) and lies […]
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.
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.
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 […]
Does it sometimes feel as though you have a stone in your shoe, and when you check there isn’t anything there? Or maybe you get a burning/tingling pain on the bottom of your foot that radiates into the toes? It might be that you have a Morton’s neuroma.
Pain and tenderness in the big toenail is not an uncommon complaint but common or not, the discomfort can be so great it can stop you from doing the activities you normally do or wearing the shoes you want to wear. If your toenail is tender and sore it is most likely because the toenail […]
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 […]
Make your Coastrek experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible with these tips from the podiatrists at The Foot Group.
Metatarsalgia is a word that we sometimes hear from friends. They’ve been diagnosed with it and they start explaining it to you – but they may not know that the term actually covers many different conditions. So what is it exactly?
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.