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What is a Tarsal Coalition and how can it affect a Runner’s foot?

A tarsal coalition is where two or more bones within the mid-foot and/or rear-foot are joined together.  The connection can be either osseous (bone), cartilaginous or fibrous.  90% of tarsal coalitions are either talocalcaneal (intra-articular) or calcaneonavicular (extra-articular) (Franson & Baravarian, 2004).  They can cause......

The contribution of the feet to patello-femoral knee pain

Knee pain is the most common lower limb overuse injuries of the lower limb (Hutchison et al, 2015).  In particular patello-femoral knee pain (PFP) is a very common knee overuse injury which affects up to 25% of active individuals (Molgaard et al., 2017).  PFP can......

How to choose the correct running shoe?

With so many different types, brands and models of running shoes it can be a difficult task choosing the correct shoe that suits your foot function to help prevent overuse injuries.  Throw in brand marketing, shoe store sales staff, footwear professionals, magazines, books, internet blogs,......

Help….. I have Shin Splints!!! – by Sports Podiatrist Neal Liu

You may have been told you have shin splints or know someone who has shin splints, however this can be slightly misleading. The term shin splints has be coined (and banded around) to encompass a number of issues around the lower leg, and have been......

What is a Plantar Plate tear?

A plantar plate tear is a common running injury of the forefoot which is caused by repetitive overload such as increasing running load too quickly training for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.  The plantar plate is a ligament that is situated on the underside of......

Help…..one of my feet is now FLAT!!!

Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction & Adult Acquired Flat-foot deformity Several times a year I have patients who present to my Gold Coast Podiatry clinics noticing one or both of their feet have become flat.  They may or may not have pain but none the less are......

I have an extra bone in my foot!? Is that normal?

It is not usually until you have to have an x-ray that you may find you have an extra bone in your skeletal make-up of your feet.  Although sometimes you may notice that your foot has a mysterious bump that other friends and family do......

Back to school on your children’s feet

The holidays will now seem like a distant memory as the Gold Coast school year takes hold and your children are back into the full swing of the school year.  An increase in activity involving school sport, club sport and running around at lunch times......