The iliotibial band is a ligament that runs from the pelvis down the outside of the thigh to the knee and its purpose is to stabilise the knee joint. When this band experiences strain from too much pressure or overuse, iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) can develop. This is an inflammatory condition that tends to affect runners and those who regularly take part in high-impact sports or exercise, and it causes pain that radiates from the outer knee.
7 January 2021
Despite the resilience of your feet, they are susceptible to an array of physical defects, conditions and viruses. And one of the more common issues that people face yet are unaware that they are dealing with it in the first place is the growth of plantar warts. Characterised by their fleshy appearance, these lesions typically form at the base of one's toes and their heels. As they get worse, they can cause you to experience tenderness each time you place your weight on your foot, whether you are standing or walking around.
27 October 2020
When your child starts to complain about foot pain, you need to establish the cause of the problem so that you can know if it will need the attention of a podiatrist or not. This piece lists a few of the common reasons why your child could be complaining about foot pain. An ingrown nail When your child has an ingrown nail, it means that the toenail is growing into the skin rather than in the proper position.
30 August 2019
Have you ever heard of someone with problems with their lower legs or feet? Well, podiatrists are the go-to guys for these kinds of issues. They not only treat the feet, but also other health issues such as diabetes or general lower limb injuries. Podiatrists; are they doctors or not? Are they doctors? Yes, but they go to different schools than standard medical doctors. Podiatrists attend special schools and associations. Their names are prefixed by DPM for Doctor of Podiatric Medicine as opposed to the normal MD for Medical Doctor.
3 May 2019
Running is a really simple thing that we can do for our cardiovascular and mental health. All you need is a pair of running shoes, and you have no excuse not to put your feet to the pavement. With that said, if you are approaching running for the first time, you should know that you are more prone to injury than seasoned runners, particularly when it comes to shin splints. The reason why you might feel pain in your shins is because this where a lot of the force goes when you strike your foot on the floor, and the shin also overcompensates for other parts of the leg that might be weaker.
6 April 2018
If you have been experiencing pain in your foot, ankle, arch and heels, you should think about getting custom orthotic inserts. These inserts are beneficial in reducing strain around the feet and preventing strain injuries. These products can even help in managing common conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and ankle instability. If you choose to purchase custom inserts, they will be made for your specific needs. Therefore, the results are typically quite good.
27 February 2018
Most clients who visit the podiatrist's office because of heel pain go with a bag of different types of orthotics other doctors or friends recommended, or they saw a TV advert. According to them the orthotics only worked for a while and then stopped and the pain came back worse. What is the reason for this? Well, while orthotics can help relieve some forms of heel pain, they may not always be useful because of the following reasons.
1 November 2017
Podiatrists are trained to treat a wide range of conditions that affect the lower limbs, ankles and feet. Here are two conditions which most professionals of this kind treat on a regular basis. Plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an extremely common issue, particularly amongst long-distance runners. It is a condition which causes the fascia (a tendon which stretches from the toe bones to the heel) to become inflamed. This tendon serves as a shock absorber for the foot and helps to support its arch.
9 October 2017
Running is a great form of exercise, which can help people of any age stay healthy and fit. One of the reasons that running is so popular is that it is a very accessible sport. You do not need to purchase an expensive gym membership. You can just go outside and do it. However, once you take up running, it is important you do everything you can to avoid injury. Running can place a lot of strain on your feet.
19 July 2017
Pain in the heels can be caused by different reasons. It could be that you exert too much stress on your heels when you walk for too long, or it could be that you have too much weight, which applies excess pressure on your heels. Another reason might be plantar warts. If you suffer from plantar warts and the former reasons look less likely to be the cause of your heel pain, there is a high chance that plantar warts are the sole reason.
16 January 2017