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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What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is most commonly described as a ‘heel spur’ or ‘heel pain’ and is often characterised by pain in the morning. Causes include weight gain, tight calf muscles, pronation/supination, an increase in exercise, poor footwear or age.

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High Heel Healers Part II: Ankle mobility exercises

Following on from our last article about pain from high-heeled shoes with these more advanced exercises Hopefully by now you’ve been alerted to the potential detriment of chronic high heel wear. In addition to the “at work” tips provided in Part I, here is a mobility series that can be performed in your own time. Exercise 1: Self myofascial […]

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