Heel pain

How do I prevent an achilles injury?

February 28, 2019

The achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the human body, and can tolerate loads far beyond our own body weight. The achilles tendon is a continuation of two muscles – the Gastrocnemius and Soleus, they are collectively known as the ‘calf’. The achilles attaches onto the back of the calcaneus...


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What can I do for heel pain in kids? Podiatrist explains…

November 27, 2018

What can I do for heel pain in kids? Our Podiatrist in Lara gives her Top 5 Tips for heel pain in Children! Specific Footwear Flexible inserts Mobility and strength Load Pain relief As the weather is warming up lots of children are getting outside and getting active… which is great! Or they may have...


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What do your loading patterns say about you?

October 25, 2018

When we talk about loading patterns, we are referring to the transfer of load through your feet. This might not seem like a big deal, but depending on your activity, the load going through particular structures can be in excess of 300% of your body weight! If that load is moving through structures that can’t...


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Tis the season….for RUNNING!

October 25, 2018

It’s finally here, the birds are chirping and the sun is shining, it’s time to dust off the runners and get ready for another stellar running season. Running season for most generally starts around October and will go through until March, and it is during this time, we as Podiatrists see a real spike in...


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Best Shoes For Travel!!

October 1, 2018

The perfect travel shoe… does it exist?   You have been planning the holiday for months – flights booked, itinerary planned, clothes packed…. But wait, what shoes to take?   As Podiatrist’s (and keen adventurers) we understand how difficult it can be to find the perfect travel or everyday shoe, especially one that ticks all...


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Calf raises…why are they so important?

December 20, 2017

Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains… The humble calf raise is an effective exercise which has been around decades, and has been re-worked to create dozens of variations. The movement is simple: rise up onto your forefoot (double or single leg), then back down – How hard could that be? Essentially the calf raise is a...


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Cracked heels? No more…Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains

October 4, 2017

Cracked heels? NO MORE…!  Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains Cracked heels or “fissures” are the bane of our lives especially when the weather starts to warm up and we want to we open heeled shoes. Fissures affect nearly everybody, and often can be quite painful, as well as being aesthetically unappealing. Cracked heels are the...


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What is Sever’s?! Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains…

August 21, 2017

What is Sever’s?! Drysdale Podiatrist, Patrick Oughtred explains… Sever’s Disease, technically known as Calcaneal Apophysitis, is a very common childhood complaint. It is most commonly seen between the ages of 9-13 years old, and generally affects boys more  than girls. Severs is classified as an overuse injury and the cause of the pain is irritation...


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