The cold and wet weather has well and truly settled in, and with it enclosed boots and shoes that don’t quite feel as comfortable as you remember.
It’s that time of year when we are all in the thick of the winter sport season. Invariably one of the kids comes off the battlefield limping like a gladiator or warrior princess having injured themselves. Ice packs and heating pads are among the most commonly used treatments in injuries. So, which one is the right one to use for your injury, ice or heat? And how long should the ice or heat treatments last?
Joint hypermobility in young children is a condition that is gaining more and more attention. Chances are if you are reading this article in search of what to do for your child who has been told they are hypermobile, you are possibly the reason they have it and didn’t even realise.
It’s true, chocolate is delicious! Many of us over indulge at Easter time and our blood sugar levels go sky high. And even though this is not great for our health, most of us recover from this sugar high (although our skin might take a bit longer!).
We are well and truly into the new school year and the talk of winter pre-season training is ramping up. At Junction Foot and Ankle Group we’ve been inundated with younger patients suffering from overuse injuries which can be quite painful and distressing for your young athlete.
Did you know the Achilles is the largest and strongest tendon in the body?
As you can imagine, it’s pivotal in all aspects of lower limb propulsion and tolerates high levels of load daily.
It’s that time of the year again, the time that every parent of school aged children dreads….the notion of having to fit school shoes for another year is enough to make parents cringe.
Nobody likes talking about ingrown toenails. They’re painful, sometimes smelly and can look hideous. It’s much easier to keep them hidden under a band aid and hope they will get better.
One of our recent newsletters looked at shockwave therapy and how it can be used to provide good results for patients with a variety of foot and ankle conditions. These conditions include heel pain, sometimes called heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis; tendinopathies, such as Achilles tendinopathy; shin splints; and compartment syndromes.
It’s so hard to find fashionable shoes that can accommodate orthotics!
Podiatry gossip really isn’t that exciting, but we’d love to share our news with you.
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