Podiatry Blog

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April 2021

What Causes Heel Pain?

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It usually involves pain at the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel bone (1). This fascia naturally stretches during standing and walking. The fascia can only stretch so far, but if the tension continues to increase within the...

March 2021

Ankle Injury Prevention

There are many ways to injure an ankle, but the most common is an ankle sprain. With many injuries focus tends to be on cure rather than prevention. Here are some ways you can help prevent or reduce the risk of ankle injury:   Strengthen Your Ankles: Building up ankle strength helps...

Lateral Ankle Sprains

The ligaments surrounding the ankle joints provide passive stability, limiting range of movement to provide the necessary stability required. The ligaments run from bone to bone. Injury to the lateral ankle is usually a combination of plantar flexion (toes pointed) with inversion (foot rolling inwards). Damage occurs when the force...

February 2021

What Do Sore, Tight Calves Mean?

Sore, Tight Calves- Causes and Treatment Calf pain is a common occurrence for athletes, especially in the older runner. Patients may often describe their calves as ‘tight’ or ‘stiff’, and may / may not have previous history of a calf injury. A common presentation to Darwin Podiatry is when the patient...

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