How Podiatrists Can Treat Two Chronic Foot Injuries Common In Gymnasts
27 July 2016
Whether you're a professional gymnast or a casual amateur, practising gymnastics can be a great way to stay in shape while greatly increasing your strength and agility. However, the varied and high-impact nature of gymnastics can take its toll on your body over time, and the feet of gymnasts can be particularly prone to accidents and injuries, even when all proper precautions are taken. Luckily, podiatrists and other foot health professionals are well-versed in the various aches and pains that can be caused by gymnastics, and offer a range of treatments to help you get back on the horse (figuratively and literally) more quickly.
Calm Your Nerves: Non-Surgical Treatments For Morton's Neuroma
20 June 2016
Human feet are wonders of natural design and are able to take all kinds of punishment without complaint. However, they are not invulnerable, and incremental damage suffered over time can cause a range of chronic conditions. One of these nasty foot conditions is known as Morton's neuroma, and many patients who suffer from this illness choose to accept the risks and pain of corrective surgery to cure it. However, podiatrists can offer a range of non-surgical treatments that can reduce or even eliminate symptoms without going under the knife.
Heel pain in runners - what can be done?
13 April 2016
Running is a high impact exercise which can cause a number of different physical problems, most of which relate to the knee and the foot. Perhaps one of the most common issues affecting runners is heel pain; this is often the result of inflammation of the fascia, a band of tissue connecting the toes to the heel bone. This tissue helps the foot to absorb shock, and also provides supports for the arch.
Here's How You Care for a Sprained Ankle
22 February 2016
A sprained ankle is a common foot injury. They result from torn or stretched ligaments, which hold the ankle bones together and prevent them from shifting out of place. Ankle sprains are caused by different factors. You might twist the ankle severely when walking or running, land awkwardly on one of your feet after jumping, or slip off your high-heeled shoe when walking. Common signs for an ankle sprain include tenderness or pain on the ankles, swelling, or numbness around the ankle.