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Watching a young footy player hobbling off the field is never a good sight to see. One of the most common problems often responsible for this is a type of heel pain known as Severs Disease. Severs Disease or calcaneal apophysistis affects physically active boys aged 12 to 14 years and girls aged 10 to 12 years, which corresponds with the early growth spurts of puberty. Symptoms usually come on gradually and can include: • Unilateral or Bilateral heel pain • Heel pain during physical exercise, especially activities that require running or jumping • Increased pain level after exercise • A tender swelling or bulge on the heel that is … Continue reading
Were you one of the 40 000 plus Queenslanders who braved the early morning chill to climb the Sir Leo Hielscher bridge and walk or run your way to the RNA showgrounds? This was the 4th time my 11 year old daughter and I have participated, and we love the exercise and carnival atmosphere of one of the Australia’s largest fun runs. We walk and jog the course, enjoy the scenery and make a mad dash for the line to try and improve on last year’s time! Being a podiatrist, it’s an occupational hazard walking alongside such a large pack of people; I can’t help but to observe the variety … Continue reading
Podiatrists Darren Stewart recently presented to a group of south side locals on the importance of good foot health and footwear as part of the Steady Steps Program. Margaret Coates, Physiotherapist and Tai Chi instructor runs the Steady Steps program to improve the awareness of people of that factors that influence balance and provide advice which can reduce the incidence of falls. Falls prevention is a critical issue for our aging population, as one incident of a fall can lead to a loss of confidence and independence, or even a serious fracture or head trauma resulting in hospitalisation. General factors include reduced muscle strength, slowed reflexes, vision impairment, altered cognitive … Continue reading
With football and netball season well underway, podiatry clinics around the country will see an influx in children suffering from heel pain. Whilst there are a number of possible causes for these symptoms, the majority of these children are suffering from a condition known as Severs Disease, or as I prefer to call it, Severs Syndrome. Typically this affects girls between the age of 7-12 and boys from 9-15, involved in regular physical activity. Symptoms include pain at the back of the heel bone near to the insertion of the Achilles tendon which can be present constantly, during, or immediately after playing sport. The most common sports that aggravate these … Continue reading
Exercise – in particular walking – plays a key role in building and maintaining a healthy heart. As you clock up the kilometres walked it is critical that your feet are healthy and your shoes provide the right support. Your local my FootDr podiatrist can offer a biomechanical assessment prior to you commencing exercise, along with an assessment of your footwear. State-of-the-art my FootDr clinics use the latest high tech equipment to diagnose and treat any problems found in your feet or legs – from corn calluses, ingrown toenails to more serious issues such as peripheral vascular disease which affects 14 percent of the population and is a marker for … Continue reading
It was great to see an article last week on Warriors Toyota Cup fullback Omar Slaimankhel being named as fullback in the Toyota Cup Team of the Year. Omar, whose family fled war-torn Afghanistan to New Zealand has combined his Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) studies with an amazing strike-rate of 38 tries in just 35 Toyota Cup matches. Omar, if you are ever interested in a career in podiatry with Australia’s Best podiatrists, come and see us here at my FootDr podiatry centres Brisbane !