Recommended sports shoes (September 2020)

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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

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) also referred to as Adult Acquired Flatfoot is a health disorder instigated by alterations in ligament thus weakening its capacity to support the arch. The result is a flattening of the foot. PTTD mainly affects … Continued

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