Entries by Taff

BOOMERS NOT BACKING DOWN FROM FOOT & ANKLE PAIN

Boomers not backing down from Foot & Ankle Pain! Foot problems in older people can have a hugely detrimental impact on a person’s independence and quality of life. There is a vast range of musculoskeletal, dermatological, vascular and neurological conditions that can cause pain in ageing feet.  Remember, our feet have carried us for so […]

TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis Injuries   Lateral Ankle Sprains Tennis is a multidirectional sport that comes with a great degree of lateral moment, specifically as the athlete’s eyes are on the ball and often not watching their foot placement. The running, jumping and landing involved (even when serving the ball) in tennis can result in landing incorrectly turning […]

SOCCER INJURIES

SOCCER INJURIES Developmental/Youth Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s) In young children aged 8-14 years old, commonly boys, the heel bone goes through a growth phase which can include significant inflammation to its growth plate. When a child is more active, particularly if wearing hard shoes such as football boots this condition may be further aggravated because of […]

ANKLE PAIN ~ Check out our latest blog for more information!

ANKLE PAIN Ankle pain is a common source of foot pain that can be as a result of an acute, one-off trauma injury to the ankle, repeated injury and overuse to the ankle joint and its surrounding anatomy, or also from degenerative changes to the ankle over time. However, there are other reasons as to […]

MUSCULOSKELETAL CHANGES TO THE FEET IN MENOPAUSE

Musculoskeletal Changes to the feet in Menopause The following are just some of the common difficulties in Menopause that may affect joint and soft tissue injury in women, due to a reduction in Oestrogen levels.  Collagen reduction When hormone levels drop during menopause, the production of collagen slows. Collagen is a blend of elastic tissue […]

THE EFFECTS OF MENOPAUSE ON THE FEET

The Effects of Menopause on the Feet As we know, predominantly the function of Menopause in women is to reduce oestrogen levels. Menopause and particularly the decline in Oestrogen hormone levels does promote a few effects on the feet that you may not know! It helps to have consolation that you are not alone if […]

CHILDHOOD OBESITY LINKED TO FOOT PAIN

Childhood Obesity linked to Foot Pain Did you know? Our body weight, if not evenly distributed through our skeleton by the help of normal alignment, can result in changes in the way the foot reacts to the forces acting on the foot from the ground up. The higher the BMI (Body Mass Index) of an […]

FIVE SIGNS YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE A FOOT PROBLEM

Five Signs your Child may have a Foot Problem   In-toeing or tripping Usually, sometimes thought of as the internal rotation of the foot but formally known as Metatarsus Adductus, Metatarsus Adductus is usually picked from birth at the very latest into the first year of growth but if left undetected may be a cause […]

CHILDREN’S INJURED FEET

Children’s Injured Feet Problems causing injury to paediatric feet are often correlated with the maturity level of bone development and can be categorized based on the age of your child.  The following may predispose a child to a gradually developed injury:  Congenital anomalies Variation in development Bone maturation Lower leg alignment  … but otherwise, given […]