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.
Having got through the walk or run, many of us feel so proud of ourselves that we neglect the importance of the period after the race called recovery. Now, recovery might look like a glass of wine and a radox bath (both have their place), but in actual fact, professional runners will tell you the time that follows after a race is much more important that what happens during the race.
Any runner will be able to tell you that running is the most freeing form of exercise. You don't need the gym, you don't need a car to get there, or any special equipment. You don't need to rely on anything but your own two feet (and a good pair of shoes). If you are a runner, you can run anywhere at any time and you probably have a surface you prefer, whether it's grass, bitumen...
“My Italian uncle used to say, “no one pours new wine into old wineskins!”.
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