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!
It’s amazing how a little toe can cause so much pain!
Uncle Joe has not long been retired from being a busy plumber all his life. He has finally made it to retirement age and he and his lovely wife Maria have discovered the joys of playing social tennis at their local club.
It’s exciting news for our team at Junction Foot & Ankle Group and for our patients! Over the last few months we’ve been trialling the use of a shock wave machine on some of our patients, and we have been so impressed with the results we have decided to invest in buying a machine of our own.
It’s that time of the year when the summer wardrobe gets switched for the warmer winter clothes and boots. Your old faithful ugg boots have made an appearance but your favourite boots and shoes no longer seem to fit you. If you’ve noticed your foot becoming wider across the toe area, and previously well-fitting shoes are now tight and uncomfortable, you may be developing a bunion.
Podiatry gossip really isn’t that exciting, but we’d love to share our news with you.
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