Swollen Ankles and Feet!

Swollen feet

What Causes Swollen Ankles and Feet? Swollen ankles and feet, also known as oedema, can be caused by various factors. Oedema (often called “edema” in American English) is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the body’s tissues. This can lead to swelling and puffiness in various parts of the body,…

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy

What is Shockwave therapy? Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive therapeutic intervention that utilises high-energy acoustic waves. It is believed to stimulate healing for various musculoskeletal disorders. It has primarily been used in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine but has also found applications in other medical specialties.…

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Icing and acute injury management – the latest hot (or cold) topic

elevate leg

Icing and acute injury management – the latest hot (or cold) topic With the silly season around the corner, some of us may get caught out with a new injury and not be able to seek the help we need in time and left unsure of what to do. Most are aware of the long-standing…

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Forefoot vs Midfoot vs Rearfoot Running?

Running style

What do runners generally do regards foot strike? A recent Runner’s World study of more than 160,000 recreational and elite runners revealed that 40 percent of people thought they were heel strikers, 43 percent midfoot strikers and 17 percent forefoot strikers. Under analysis it was found, 94 percent of these runners were heel strikers, 4…

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In the past! For many years, some medical professionals have told patients their problem is caused by their foot striking the ground incorrectly. To overcome their problem and become pain free, they have been prescribed custom orthotic insoles for their shoes, often at high cost to the client. Evidence! However, there seems to be a…

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Heel Pain

The heel pain which just HURTS and stops us having fun. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain. It is estimated that this problem is involved in approximately 11-15% of all foot complaints requiring medical attention and it is a very common condition we…

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