Tis the season for our sporty kiwi kids to be suffering injuries out on the football field. The most common injuries our kids may suffer occur in the foot, ankle, and legs. Regardless of whether it is a bruise, sprain, or fracture; parents need to be able to assess the injury and attend to it […]
Gout is a form of arthritis that happens when your body creates too much uric acid. This imbalance causes crystalline deposits to form in your joints or soft tissues. When this occurs, it can bring on an attack of sudden and extreme pain combined with swelling, redness and increased warmth to the skin or joint. […]
Registration began on March 30th for the ASB Auckland Marathon which will take place on November 1, 2015. Most avid runners will have started training already. In a perfect world, every kilometre of the way would be 100 percent pain free. There are a myriad of foot injuries that can occur and some of these […]
More than 30,000 runners are set to hit the pavement this Sunday March 8th, in Auckland’s annual Round The Bays fun run. Back in 1972, the Auckland Joggers Club organised an 8.4 kilometre running event that set off at Auckland Harbour, and followed Auckland’s shore line to finish up at St Helier’s Bay. 1200 people […]
“My foot or ankle can’t be broken, because I can move it.” False. This widespread idea has kept many fractures from receiving proper treatment. The truth is that often you can walk with certain kinds of fractures. Some common examples: breaks of the thinner of the two leg bones small “chip” fractures of either foot […]
Well, I have to say – when summer eventually arrived it packed a punch! The wall to wall warmth and sunshine we've been having for the last few weeks has been glorious! Personally, I adore the hot weather – it never really gets too hot for me.
But there are some who dread the hot, summer months because it means inflammation, redness and painfully swollen ankles – or edema. At this time of...