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  • How Might Leg Length Discrepancy Have An Effect On Gait

    29 April 2015

    Overview There are generally two kinds of leg length discrepancies. Structural discrepancy occurs when either the thigh (femur) or shin (tibia) bone in one leg is actually shorter than the corresponding bone in the other leg. Functional discrepancy occurs...

  • Does Calcaneal Apophysitis Often Have To Have Surgical Treatments?

    21 May 2015

    Overview A syndrome of heel pain in skeletally immature individuals. The formal name is: calcaneal apophysitis. The pain is thought to arise from the growth plate (apophysis) and epiphysis. It is thought to be an overuse phenomena. Overloading of the...

  • Overpronation Of The Feet Discomfort

    05 June 2015

    Overview When a foot over-pronates stress is unduly placed on the inside of the ankle and the knee, and over a long period of time, particularly if a person is involved in sports and running, this added stress starts to damage structures in the knee and...

  • Do Hammer Toes Cause Pain

    21 June 2015

    Overview Hammertoe is a condition in which the toes of your feet become contracted into an upside-down "V" shape, causing pain, pressure and, often, corns and calluses. Hammer toes can develop on any of the toes, but generally affects the middle three...