Growing Pains

Growing pains is a common term discussed by parents. Growing pains are described as achy muscle pain that affect some pre-schoolers and primary school children. Growing Pains: ‘Non-specific leg pain which affects otherwise healthy children.’  (Evans 2010) The cause of growing pains remains unclear. The following theories however are major contributors: Increased activity – strenuous activities […]

Podiatry & Children’s Sports

We all know that there are many benefits to children participating in sporting programs. These benefits include improved cardiovascular and musculoskeletal health, learning skills such as teamwork, self-discipline, and healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Children’s foot care is not the same as podiatry care for adults, as children are going through many bone […]

Your Knee & Foot Pain

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You may not immediately think of knee pain as being related to a problem with your feet, but poor foot function can be a factor that causes pain further up the body, in joints such as the knees, hips, and lower back. There are commonly two types of injuries which can cause knee pain: Overuse […]

Understanding Your Child’s Feet

Maintaining and caring for a child’s feet will benefit their health, mobility and well-being throughout their entire lives. The human foot is a highly complex structure, composed of 26 bones working together to allow the foot to adapt to uneven walking surfaces, and acting as a shock absorber with each step. These bones are usually […]

What is a Biomechanical Assessment & how can it help you?

Biomechanics is the science concerned with the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces. A biomechanical assessment identifies whether or not your muscles, joints and/or nerves are working together in a proficient manner. For a podiatrist, it is important to examine how your body relates to […]