Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? – Blog By Emily Shortal This common foot condition is pronounced – “Plan-tar   fash–ee-eye-tus”. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Repetitive stress to the plantar fascia can cause pain. It is a thick, fibrous ligament on the sole of the foot running from the toes to the heel bone. […]

Stress Fractures

What are stress fractures? – Blog By Rhian Davies A stress fracture is an overuse injury where there is an overload of stress to the bone resulting in a tiny crack.  This occurs when the stress of repetitive loads overwhelms the ability of the bone to repair itself and these cracks begin to occur within […]

Ankle Sprains

What is a sprained ankle? – Blog By Kara Giannone An ankle sprain occurs when your ankle ligaments are overstretched. They can vary greatly in severity from a minor “rolled ankle” to a complete ligament rupture with or without bone tendon or muscle injury. They are graded as 1, 2 or 3 depending on the severity. […]

What is Sever’s Disease?

SEVER’S DISEASE Sever’s disease or “calcaneal apophysitis” is a common condition affecting children. It is characterized by an insidious onset of heel pain that usually worsens rapidly. It can be develop in any child but more commonly affects physically active children, and is more common in boys. It develops just before puberty and is most […]