Plantar Fasciitis and Footwear

Plantar Fasciitis: Footwear for the Summer Season. This Year’s Best Looks! Could plantar fasciitis ruin your summer? We have all been there, done that and picked fashion over comfort in shoes repeatedly. Knowingly putting them on, whilst simultaneously thinking about the pain we will be in later. I know I definitely have, because I have… Read more »

Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

Tibialis Posterior Injuries The tibialis posterior is a key stabilising muscle in the lower leg and has the main role of supporting the medial arch of the foot. It originates from the medial border of the tibia and fibula bones of the lower leg. It then sweeps behind the medial ankle bone and attaches to… Read more »

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

The tibialis anterior is an important muscle in the lower half of the shin and foot which helps to control foot motion. It attaches half way down on the lateral side of the shin then sweeps over the front of the ankle to attach to a bone on the medial part of the mid-foot and… Read more »

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fascia Fascia is a strong film of connective tissue that enwraps your whole body, tightly holding your muscle together in groups, and then connects it to your skin. Plantar fascia refers to the fascia on the sole of your foot. Fasciitis is inflammation of that fascia. Strong forces go through the foot with each weight-bearing… Read more »

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles The Achilles is the strong tendon on the back of the ankle that connects the calf to the heel bone. As a tendon, it is made of strong connective tissue to attach the muscle to the bone efficiently. Strong tensile forces are projected through the tendon as the calf contracts and relaxes to give… Read more »

Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains The foot has many ligaments that support the ankle during weight-bearing activities. They attach to the many bones in the foot together to create stability. It is possible to sprain the medial (inside) or lateral (outside) ligaments, depending on the mechanism of injury. However, lateral sprains are more common, which can occur in… Read more »