Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

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Introduction: Frozen shoulder is a condition which doesn’t always have an obvious cause.  It is sometimes associated with diabetes, thyroid disease and other rarer medical conditions and it may occur after a minor to moderate injury or fracture to the … Continued

Heel pain at the lower achilles tendon insertion

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Heel pain at the lower achilles tendon insertion – a combination of cam and insertional tendinopathy – an example of comprehensive sports medicine management. (Information for referring practitioners and informed patients) Pain is activity related often particularly with push off … Continued

Podiatric Prescription Orthoses

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There is a difference between the orthoses prescribed by Podiatrists and other health professionals. An analogy is the difference between spectacles prescribed by optometrists and those one can pick up ‘over the counter’ from a pharmacy. The science of lower … Continued

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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(also known as “Runners Knee”, Chondromalacia patellae or Patella mal-tracking syndrome) What is it? Kneecap (or patellar) pain is one of the most common complaints of sports participants. Pain arises from the joint between the back of the patella and … Continued

Heel Pain

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  Heel Pain is a very common condition. In active, growing children, the most likely cause is Sever’s Disease. This is inflammation of the growth plate at the back of the heel bone on which the Achilles Tendon attaches. In … Continued

Medical Indications for Foot Orthoses

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Delaney’s Laws of Foot Orthotics Dr A J Delaney RFD MB BS FACSP Sports Physician Orthotics must: Fix the problem Be comfortable Fit in the shoe Properly prescribed and made orthotics correct the underlying biomechanical causes of most overuse and … Continued

Ankle Sprains

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By Dr Karen Soo BSc(Med)Hons MBBS MSpMed FACSP, Sport and Exercise Physician An ankle sprain is a common injury to the ankle. “Sprain” implies ligament damage, but sometimes other structures can be injured. A lateral ligament sprain is the most … Continued

About Sports Shoes

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By Dr Karen Soo BSc(Med)Hons MBBS MSpMed FACSP, Sport and Exercise Physician The parts of a shoe The two main parts of the shoe are the upper, which covers the foot, and the sole, made up of the outsole, midsole and … Continued

Recommended sports shoes

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The following tables show our ratings for various brands and types of sports shoes for different sport applications. Categories include General Running, Grass/Trail Running, Walking, Cross Fitness (Barefoot) Shoes, Stable-Cross Trainers, Netball, Tennis, Inner Sports/Soccer, Golf, Cricket, Hockey, Football, Basketball, … Continued

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