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  • "Growing Pains" in the Knee
    tibial tuberosity of the knee As traction is applied to the tibial tuberosity the apophysis of the tuberosity eventually separates from the tibia After initial fragmentation at the site ossification eventually leads to an increase in bone Thus giving the characteristic prominent tibial bump Subjective Assessment The child suffering from Osgood Schlatters will often report Mechanism kids often report a gradual onset in anterior knee pain but often symptoms will be exacerbated by pubertal growth spurts Pain Area the pain is often localised around the tibial tuberosity and patellar tendon However be aware that in more severe cases pain can be distributed rather diffusely if repetitive stress is placed on an immature patellar tendon insertion Aggs Running Jumping Kneeling Descending stairs Eases Rest Activity modification Orthotic intervention Objective Assessment Diagnosis for this condition tends to be clinical and quite simple Therefore much of the objective examination is aimed at identifying potential musculoskeletal and biomechanical contributors to pathology that are amenable to treatment You will often find A prominent tender tibial tuberosity Quadriceps usually tight Ankle Dorsiflexion can be reduced and is often associated with genetic bony ankle joint shape There are often other biomechanical contributors present including excessive pronation tibial or femoral internal rotation Differential Diagnoses There are a few differential diagnoses that you should be aware when assessing the young athlete with anterior knee pain these include Patellofemoral pain syndrome Patellar tendinopathy tendon injury Sinding Larsen Johansson syndrome Osteochondritis Dissecans Bursitis Fat Pad Impingement Referral from hip including Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis and Perthes Disease Red Flag conditions infection malignancy Imaging The use of imaging is not required routinely with this client group as the diagnosis can be made quite simply via a thorough clinical examination However is symptoms are severe and unrelenting further investigations are merited to rule out other more serious conditions eg malignancy infection Imaging should also be utilised if there are any doubts surrounding a diagnosis of osteochondritis dissecans slipped capital femoral epiphysis or Perthes Disease Standard radiographs can confirm Osgood Schlatters by revealing heterotropic ossification at the site of the tubercle MRI findings will vary dependant on the stage of the condition but can highlight additional soft tissue changes that can occur These include soft tissue swelling anterior to the tibial tuberosity loss of the sharp angle to the infrapatellar fat pad thickening and oedema of the patellar tendon and infrapatellar bursa 2 Management of Osgood Schlatters Disease Conservative management involves a significant amount of education of the child parents and even coaching staff as their co operation is often required during the implementation of the childs rehabilitation Poor foot posture and joint movement issues need to be addressed consider these options for controlling excessive pronation Regular icing of the knee post activity for pain relief Correcting biomechanical contributors is essential This may include tightness and weaknesses present in surrounding musculature For tightnesses consider the calf hamstring and quadriceps Regarding weaknesses assess the pelvic stabilisers medial quadriceps extrinsic and intrinsic foot musculature Painkillers NSAIDs

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  • Your feet + your body
    to that the amount of time you spend standing around and the extra stress of playing sport wearing high heels and non supportive shoes and you have caused quite a bit of stress to your feet legs and hips It is no wonder then that these parts of your body can get sore or injured The real problem is when occasional pain becomes something more regular or develops into an injury Many people experience discomfort or pain often after work and exercise this is an issue that should be seen to You see pain is your body s way of saying Hey something is not right here We have a problem that needs to be fixed The problem is most people just put up with it or think it will go away Unfortunately most of the time it doesn t and in the instances that it does you can back it in it will return and eventually become a more permanent injury Then you re stuck having to take 7000 very painful steps every day As well as limiting your abilities at work exercise and engage in recreational activities And that s what brought us to develop the Foot and Leg Pain Clinics Seeking assistance from a qualified and experienced specialised sports podiatrist can end your foot and leg pain it can also slow degenerative issues highlight and assist with wider health issues and prevent and heal sports related chronic and acute injuries If you mention this website you can get 50 off your initial consultation That s the benefit you can get from the medically proven treatment and advise you get at the Foot and Leg Pain Clinics Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you think Call me please Call me please Enter your details and

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  • Ankle Pain
    Pain Ankle Pain Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you think Call me please Call me please Enter your details and we ll call you back We can help you with Plantar Fasciitis Heel Spurs Heel Pain Bunions Ball of Foot Forefoot Pain Knee Pain Shin Pain Shin Splints Growing Pains Hip Pain Sports Injuries Leg Pain Foot Pain Aching Feet Ankle Pain Ankle Sprains Arthritis Arch

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  • Arch Pain
    walking or standing for long periods the tissues in the arch become tired fatigued irritated and sore What causes arch pain Simple the repetitive application of weight bearing stresses and strains through the feet And when the body is not tolerating the stress well the tissues start to breakdown on a microscopic level and the nerves become irritated making you feel pain Arch pain can also be associated with the Plantar Fascia the prominent tissue in the arch The Plantar Fascia is the fibrous band connecting the heel bone to the toes The Plantar Fascia plays an important role in foot mechanics during standing walking running and jumping especially with the transfer of bodyweight from the heel to the toes with each step When irritated as you know even simple movements can be quite painful Treatment for arch pain To know wihch mode of treatment is best for your concern we need to gather answers to some very important questions Why are your tissues not coping Well that is a great question but one which can often requires some more specific questions to be asked What has changed in your environment Is your body not healing well Has this happened before The answers to these questions along with accurate scans and biomechanical assessment will provide valuable clues to enable us to diagnose and provide a proper treatment plan to end your pain once and for all Do not take any medications until you get arch pain properly assessed by a specialized practitioner as these can inhibit the healing process At Foot Leg Pain Clinics we pride ourselves on accurate diagnosis and treatment plans for fast effective and long term healing Call to make an appointment today on 1300 328 300 Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you

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  • Flat Feet and High Arches Treatment
    required It is a common misconception that flat feel and high arches like Pronation and Supination need to be treated This is incorrect unless there is pain or problems Flat feet or high arches are very common and natural for some people Some simple facts It is medically proven that Flat feet are NOT pathological That these issues in themselves DO NOT cause pain These issues do NOT need to be corrected or repaired UNLESS THERE IS ASSOCIATED PAIN OR PROBLEMS We all have musculoskeletal strengths and weaknesses they just need to be managed to suit your particular lifestyle The good news is if you do have pain or problems associated with flat feet or high arches we can help At Foot Leg Pain Clinics we don t make assumptions or jump to conclusions We properly assess your complaints with the use of scans musculoskeletal and biomechanical assessment and your answers to our specific questions in order to make a correct diagnosis and provide a treatment if required to get you feeling great We also teach you how to manage things easily for the future So relax we can help you take care of your feet no matter what shape

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  • Prolotherapy
    work through the proliferative action of the glucose solution The glucose solution triggers a local inflammatory response around injured and painful tissues in order to attract the cells which are responsible for tissue repair These cells are recruited to the area in order to increase the laying down of collagen the main building block in all connective tissue With each injection stronger and healthier tissue develops Because tendons ligaments and other soft tissues generally have poor blood supply incomplete healing often occurs after injury Prolotherapy stimulates blood flow and new blood vessel formation increases immune cells in the area as well as proteinsynthesis fibroblast proliferation and ultimately collagen formation The end result is stimulation of the immune system and repair to the damaged area It is for this reason that athletes are saying no to detrimental effects of Non steroidal Anti inflammatory Drugs and cortisone shots and desiring Prolotherapy The number of injections required will depend on the degree and location of the injury and each individuals response to healing Most people get some relief after a single treatment although further injections may be required Is it safe Prolotherapy is a medically researched treatment proven to be much safer and more beneficial than anti inflammatory and steroid medications or injecting cortisone Prolotherapy is a natural solution safe for multiple treatments without long term complications What can Prolotherapy treat As prolotherapy works by increasing the formation of collagen in any damaged connective tissue prolotherapy can be used for injuries of the body s fascia tendons ligaments muscles cartilage nerves and bones Therefore most injuries to the musculoskeletal system respond well to prolotherapy Such injuries can include Heel pain Plantar Fasciitis Arch pain Calf shin knee pain Knee or foot osteoarthritis Bunions Ligament sprains old or new Tendon strain old or new

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  • Children's Feet
    Any muscoskeletal muscle and bones abnormalities if left undetected could lead to problems in adulthood The good part is that we can help We can help diagnose and treat conditions such as Flat Feet In Toeing Toe Walking Tripping Foot and Ankle pain Growth Pains Knock Knees Genu Valgum Bow Legs Genu Varum Skin Conditions Warts and Tinea We sassist in providing footwear advice and recommendations We take full responsibilty of educating parents to take well informed decisions Listed below is a guideline only of foot related behaviours a child is expected to display at different ages 8 Months Sits by himself herself 10 months Crawls 12 Months Stands alone and walks with support 15 Months Walks alone and crawls up stairs 18 Months Walks well 2 3 years Runs well and may be able to climb stairs 4 years Runs well and may be able to ascend and or descend form stairs 5 years Skips and hops Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you think Call me please Call me please Enter your details and we ll call you back We can help you with Plantar Fasciitis Heel Spurs Heel Pain Bunions Ball of Foot Forefoot

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  • Our Staff
    your health and healing To our practitioners Sports and Musculoskeletal Podiatry is not just a career it s a passion born out of personal experience Whether you re an elite athlete senior citizen adult or child we can assist with your every step With an accumulated wealth of experience in competitive sports such as running golf tennis footy soccer cycling netball martial arts basketball cricket and motor racing vast clinical experience with seniors and children and hugely successful outcomes in addressing day to day foot and leg pain and concerns you can be sure to receive the appropriate advice specific to your sports recreational work and daily activities All of our skilled Podiatrists are registered with all Private Health Insurance companies to allow rebates under your Private Health Insurance policy Call 1300 328 300 now to book an appointment with one of our experts today Call 1300 328 300 to feel better sooner than you think Call me please Call me please Enter your details and we ll call you back We can help you with Plantar Fasciitis Heel Spurs Heel Pain Bunions Ball of Foot Forefoot Pain Knee Pain Shin Pain Shin Splints Growing Pains Hip Pain Sports Injuries

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