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Overuse Injuries

Summer Injuries

plantar fasciitis

One of the most common problems we see with feet in Summer is plantar fasciitis. This is usually felt as heel pain. It is usually worse in the morning, when you first place your foot to the ground or after a period of rest. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that…

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Injuries Affecting our Kids

Injuries affecting our kids

It is thought that 30-50% of children’s sporting injuries are due to overuse. This happens with children because their skeleton is immature. They have cartilaginous growth centres that are vulnerable to injury. In adults, these centres calcify once growing has stopped and become bone. These cartilaginous growth centres are found at the end of long…

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