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What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Added 26 Apr 2017
The Achilles tendon is the band of muscle that attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone. You use this tendon to jump, walk, run, and stand on the balls of your feet. Continuous, intense physical activity, such as running and jumping, can cause painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis (or tendinitis). Causes of Achilles tendonitis Excessive exercise or walking commonly causes Achilles tendonitis, especially for athletes. Any repeated activity that strains the Achilles tendon can potentially cause tendonitis. Some causes include: exercising without a proper warmup straining the calf muscles during repeated exercise or physical activity playing sports, such as tennis, that require quick stops and changes of direction wearing old or poorly fitting shoes wearing high heels daily or for prolonged durations
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What is Achilles Tendonitis?
Added 26 Apr 2017
The Achilles tendon is the band of muscle that attaches your calf muscles to your heel bone. You use this tendon to jump, walk, run, and stand on the balls of your feet. Continuous, intense physical activity, such as running and jumping, can cause painful inflammation of the Achilles tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis (or tendinitis).

Causes of Achilles tendonitis
Excessive exercise or walking commonly causes Achilles tendonitis, especially for athletes. Any repeated activity that strains the Achilles tendon can potentially cause tendonitis.
Some causes include:
  • exercising without a proper warmup
  • straining the calf muscles during repeated exercise or physical activity
  • playing sports, such as tennis, that require quick stops and changes of direction
  • wearing old or poorly fitting shoes
  • wearing high heels daily or for prolonged durations
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Added 29 Mar 2017
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers.
 
Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the hands.

The carpal tunnel is a narrow passage in your wrist made up of small bones and a tough band of tissue that acts as a pulley for the tendons that bend the fingers.

Treatment
Wrist splints can help to keep your wrist straight and reduce pressure on the compressed nerve. This often relieves the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Have one fitted and expect improvements in a matter of days!



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What is Drop Foot?
Added 28 Mar 2017
Drop Foot is the inability to lift the front part of the foot. This causes the toes to drag along the ground while walking. It usually only affects one foot, but both feet may be affected, depending on the cause. It can be temporary or permanent.

What causes foot drop?
Foot drop is the result of weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the front part of your foot. This can be caused by a number of underlying problems such as muscle weakness. Peripheral nerve problems, brain and spinal cord disorders (stroke, cerebral palsy. sclerosis).

Treatments
  • Ankle-foot orthosis - An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is worn on the lower part of the leg to help control the ankle and foot. It holds your foot and ankle in a straightened position to improve your walking.
  • Physiotherapy – to strengthen your foot, ankle and lower leg muscles
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What Are Heel Spurs?
Added 16 Mar 2017
heel spur is simply the presence of an extra protrusion on the bony surface of theheel, while plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia.
 
What Causes a Heel Spur and Plantar Fasciitis? 
The process of bone formation is initiated when the heel is subjected to constant wear and tear; this is typical among most athletes, runners, or even people who begin jogging or walking daily after years of no exercise.

Some causes of heel spurs and plantar fasciitis include:
  • Abnormal or lopsided walking, which places excessive stress on the heel bone, ligaments and nerves
  • Running, jogging or jumping, especially on hard surfaces
  • Poorly fitted or badly worn shoes, especially those lacking appropriate arch support
  • Excess weight and obesity
Treatments
Having a Foot Assessment with an Orthotist can allow for a diagnoses of the foot pain, whether it being Heel Spurs or Plantar Fasciitis.

After the examination, treatment options will become available and can either be a simple off-the shelf product or somehing a bit more tailored to your condition,

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