You spent weeks - months even - doing everything you were told to get rid of your heel pain. You stopped wearing those shoes you knew were bad for you. You made yourself stretch every morning and night, just as you were told.
Winter is here! This means that football, soccer and netball seasons are well under way. Each year it feels like clockwork with kids of all ages ﬂooding into the clinic, particularly between the ages of 10 and 15 years, with the same complaint: Growing pains at their heels.
You may have heard that sitting with your legs and feet in a ‘W’ position is bad - but do you know why?
One of the things that I find on a regular basis is children presenting with calcaneal traction apophysitis - AKA Severs Disease
It feels like you’re watching your kids grow and change before your eyes every day. With many changes being a regular part of growth and development.
Ankle sprains are unfortunately very common - and incredibly painful! They don’t discriminate between adults and kids and stop you from getting out and doing the sports and activities you love.
Suffering from ingrown toenails is a painful and frustrating ordeal. An ingrown toenail simply means that the nail edge has penetrated and grown into the surrounding skin. In most cases, the nail curves down into the skin, but in some cases it could be that there is excess skin/tissue surrounding the nail that the nail has grown into.
If your regular sporting or daily activities have started causing you pain at the back of your heel..
You wake up and slowly begin to get out of bed, hoping that you won’t feel it but.. Ouch! Nope, there it is.
You’ve noticed your nail changing for some time now. The colour may be gradually changing to a yellow or a white.. There may seem to be more build up beneath the nail and it may be starting to lift away.
We want to acknowledge all patients and podiatrists who shared their time with us for the filming held in February.
Sever's disease is a common cause of heel pain in active children. Sever's disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis, occurs when the growth plate of the heel is injured by excessive forces during early adolescence.
The consequences are pictured below.
The end of January means the holidays are over and it’s back to school for millions of school children. It is also the time of year when sports start back meaning there is no better time to get your child’s feet checked by a podiatrist.
We all worry about our feet during the summer months as we pull out the thongs and sandals to put our feet on display. But how many of us hide our feet away in winter boots and foot care is the last thing on our minds.
I have been in Toowoomba Westbrook for 18 years so no issues with settling in.
When one of our podiatrist’s Jays Maganlal sent the initial email asking everyone to take part in our very own Harlem Shake it didn’t take long for the excitement to build!