Heel pain can be an annoyance, and in extreme cases it can even be debilitating. It's not something you should have to live with, although in many cases it can be attributed to a particular incident, meaning that the discomfort will subside as the area heals itself. There can be a number of reasons for heel pain, and if your pain seems to be ongoing or returns periodically, you should see a doctor or podiatrist. [Read More]
Iliotibial Band Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Approach
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a common running injury that's associated with overuse and strain on the iliotibial band, which leads to it becoming inflamed and tight. This band, which is actually a ligament, starts at the pelvis and runs along the outside of the thigh to the knee. It helps stabilise the knee joint, and when it's inflamed, runners experience pain on the outside of their knee. Causes As ITBS is related to overuse, it can be caused by running too many miles, and you can develop the condition whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner. [Read More]
Functional Footwear for Healthy Strength Training
If you're planning on developing muscle mass and strength, then weight training is certainly the way forward. However, it's not just as simple as turning up to the gym and grabbing the heaviest pair of dumbbells you can find. A lot of thought and preparation needs to go into your posture and lifting technique and, as any good podiatrist will tell you, your footwear and lower body flexibility. Ensuring your body has a solid base from the ground up can reduce the risk of knee and ankle problems, whilst helping to protect your back in a variety of different ways. [Read More]
Could Your Child Have Sever's Disease?
Sever's disease is a foot condition that can affect children during their adolescent growth spurt. It's a painful heel injury and is typically seen in children who are very physically active. In children, the growth plate in the heel is in two sections that are joined by cartilage, and these two sections join together and harden when children stop growing. Sever's disease causes the cartridge between the two sections of the growth plate to become inflamed. [Read More]