Ankle Sprains

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Ankle Sprains One of the most common injuries for those who are physically active – and even those who are just clumsy or living life normally and had the misfortune of taking a bad fall – ankle sprains occur when the foot twists or rolls with sudden or unexpected movement, […]

Scoliosis

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Scoliosis Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves unnaturally to the left or right. Symptoms include the unnatural curvature of the spine, uneven shoulders, hips being tilted to one side and an uneven waistline. What causes Scoliosis? Many cases of scoliosis are idiopathic, which means that there is no […]

In-toeing

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding In-toeing | Pigeon toes Intoe-ing, or being pigeon-toed, is a common condition among children. This is when the legs are angled inwards like a pigeon, making the child have an awkward posture and possibly causing them to be clumsy as well, with tripping and falling being common sights. It can […]

Hallux Rigidus | Stiffened Big Toe

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Hallux Rigidus | Stiffened Big Toe Our feet are more articulated than most people think, and the joints which make up the skeleton of the foot are prone to being damaged and wearing down due to how often we put pressure on them. The metatarsophalangeal joint, or the joint between […]

Lateral Knee Pain

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Lateral Knee Pain | Outer Knee Pain While the knee is one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body, it is also one of the most complex, and it is easily injured due to that. That’s why you’re always supposed to wear kneepads when rollerblading or […]

Plantar heel pain | Plantar fasciitis

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Plantar Heel Pain | Plantar Fasciitis Plantar heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, a disorder that is characterised by sharp pain in the heel and throughout the bottom of the foot, or the plantar. The pain is worst in the morning with your first few steps, and often feels like a dull […]

Custom Orthotics

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home All About Custom Orthotics Ever since the dawn of podiatry in the 18th century, podiatrists have been using in-shoe appliances to treat walking pains. According to the Journal of the American Podiatric Association, custom orthotics, or medical-grade foot insoles, started out in 1845 as layers of leather inserted into the shoe according to […]

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Metatarsal Stress Fractures In addition to hairline fractures and complete fractures, there are also microfractures which are even tinier cracks or breaks in the bone. Stress fractures occur most commonly in the weight-bearing bones of the foot where there is the highest amount of stress. These are typically the second […]

Metatarsal Fractures

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Metatarsal Fractures Metatarsal fractures are, unfortunately, more common than you’d think – and they are among the most debilitating since you need the metatarsals to do pretty much anything with your foot.  The metatarsals are the long bones in the foot connecting the ankle to the toes and breaks in […]

Toe Fractures

Facebook-f Youtube Instagram Home Understanding Toe Fractures Fun fact: the foot contains 26 bones, 14 of which are in the toes – and you can break any one of them!  The warning signs (mainly pain) of a toe fracture usually show up well beforehand, so it would be wise to heed them. When a toe […]