Understanding netball lower limb injury Passion Podiatry is a proud sponsor of Phoenix Netball Club and hence, it triggers a thought for us to write an entry specifically on how podiatry is related to netballers. Podiatry and netball go hand in hand. Netball is a fantastic sport and there are many different foot and leg injuries that are common to netball as netball involves plenty of sudden stopping, changes of direction, jumping and agile movements. Here are 4 of the most c
Painful Arthritic Feet There are 26 bones in the foot that help it to adapt to different surfaces we walk on as well as absorbing mechanical shock. Arthritis can result in pain and abnormal joint movement in our feet but not all foot pain is due to arthritis and hence proper examination is crucial. Different types of arthritis can affect different parts of the foot. Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the smaller joints whereas osteoarthritis often involves the bigger joint
Our knee joint is a complex structure. It is also one of the most commonly injured joints in our body, particularly amongst athletes. What Causes Knee Pain?
Due to the complexity of the knee joint, the causes of the knee pain can vary depending on the symptoms you are experiencing. There are many conditions that can cause or correlate with knee pain such as arthritis, obesity, overuse injuries and post-trauma.
Knee pain has a strong relationship to our feet and the rest of
Do you know that sports injuries are the second leading reason for children and adolescents to attend hospital emergency departments? The high number of injuries in children is due to the vast amount of time they spend on sporting activities. As a child’s body is still growing, it is more vulnerable to injury. A growing child’s body goes through many changes. The body and mind are adjusting to new limb length, coordination and changing center of gravity. The weight and pressu