Tagged: achilles tendon

Mechanical leg pain – Foot and ankle

Soft tissue Ligament injuries Ankle stability is conferred by virtue of the bony, muscular and ligamentous anatomy. The lateral and medial malleolus are secured to the talus by the anterior and posterior talofibular (ATFL...

The best way to run up and down hills and how does pumping yours arms make you run faster

In some ways, running has more in common with basic functions like eating and breathing than with more technical sports like golf or swimming. As kids, we learn to run with no special instruction, just as our ancestors have for millennia. Still, it’s clear that some people run more smoothly than others. As a result, an industry has emerged promising to teach people “correct” running techniques like the Pose Method or Chi Running.

Bunion – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care

Bunion is commonly known as a bunion, a hallux valgus deformity consists of a lateral deviation of the great toe (hallux) with medial deviation of the first metatarsal. There is often lateral rotation of the toe such that the nail faces medially (eversion) (1).
Pressure at the head of the first metatarsal forces it to move medially. The hallux is forced laterally and a misalignment between the first metatarsal and the hallux develops. This results in a medial prominence of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint and a potentially painful and/or debilitating deformity.