• SA Running Injury Clinic (North)

    62 Melbourne Street North Adelaide 5006
    Phone: 8239 1022

    SA Running Injury Clinic (South)

    233 Fullarton Road Eastwood 5063
    Phone: 8357 0700

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October

Facebook Live- Did you know that painkillers lead to 3 deaths in Australia last year?!

Facebook Live 9th October 2019

Pain killers:
Should we rely on them? The answer is no. Pain killers are one of the silent killers in the present world where up to 3 deaths per day were reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last year. They provide a quick easy masking effect that allows every-day Australians to get on with their lives without the interference of pain but the reality is, up to 750,000 Australians are reported to be addicted to painkillers. The most common demographic in this population are middle-aged men,

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October

Facebook Live – Shin Pain! What it Feels Like!

Facebook Live 1st October 2019

Shin pain There are 3 common types of shin pain
1.    Shin splints also referred to as medial tibial stress syndrome
2.    Tibial stress fracture
3.    Chronic compartment syndrome
Out of these three the one we see the most in clinic is shin splits It is import to remember that despite its name, the pain is not coming from the bone splinting it is the surrounding soft tissue the most common signs and symptoms of this condition are;
•    Pain that is present on both legs
•    Pain on the lower 1/3 of the shin
•    At the commencement

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October

Facebook Live 24th September 2019

Summer shoes to wear with orthotics:
There are a few brand that work well with orthotics and summer sandals these brand include: revere, vionic, Sierra. These brand have a removable foot bed so we can slip an orthotics still allowing you to have all the support you would during summer.
Other brand includes Frankie 4 and Bared these brand have a natuaral footbed that is not removal but still provides you with good support so you can enjoy doing all your summer activities.
Archie’s thongs, orthoheel thongs are a

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12

January

Is that Feeling of Bunched Up Sock Under Your Feet Ruining Your Run?

Is that Feeling of Bunched Up Sock Under Your Feet Ruining Your Run?

When you are out walking or running, do you stop to check your socks to see if they are bunched up underneath your feet, but only to realise that they are fine? Sometimes you notice that it hurts, particularly after a hard run. Pain and the feeling of something underneath of feet is a typical symptom of Morton’s Neuroma, a common condition for runners wearing shoes that are not suitable.

What Is Morton’s Neuroma

Also known as intermetatarsal neuroma, this

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15

December

3 Tips to Prevent Overuse Running Injuries

What is your greatest fear when you start running? While you might say that your greatest fear is not achieving your personal best, or hitting a plateau. But your greatest fear should be getting a running injury. Running injuries can stop you from performing at your best. Frequent injuries can lead to formation of scar tissue, eventually you may experience problems running. Statistics show that two thirds of runners would suffer from a serious running injury that can result in time off training.

Find a Repetitive Balance

When your feet hits the

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December

How to Avoid Getting Yellow Toe Nails

Summer is here! It is time for sandals, thongs and walking on the beach with your bare feet. But when you have a closer look, you realise that you have been neglecting your feet for too long. Your toes are yellow, there are corns and calluses as well as thick skin build up on back of the feet. You have been diligently working on your feet, and now they look great! But you have a problem with the yellow toenails: they seem to come back every time you treat them.

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01

December

Do heat rubs help with your pain?

End the Pain, do heat rubs work?

Heat rubs contain capsaicin, the component in chili that gives rise to the heat. Working alongside methyl salicylate, capsaicin serves as a counter- irritant to temporarily distract the brain from thinking about the pain. Heat rubs are useful for acute injuries like sprains and arthritis flare ups, you only need to apply when it hurts and you are reluctant to take a painkiller. It is another option if you are unable to take anti- inflammatory medications such as Nurofen, and Panadol does not seem

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November

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Explained

Have You Heard About the Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) ?

Using shock wave as a mode of treatment is nothing new in the medical field. One of the first place this therapy appeared was in urology and orthopedics, where high- energy sound waves are mainstay. In Urology, doctors use these high- energy waves to generate under water explosion to disintegrate kidney stones. In orthopedics, the initial idea was to treat or dissolve a heel spur. Even though that failed, the same study found an 80% success rate of reducing the

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November

3 Foot Conditions that You Should Not Treat At Home

We understand, with the lack of time and difficulty securing an appointment, you may be tempted to self- treat some of your foot problems. Sometimes you are lucky, and the issue resolves itself without much intervention. Our body is smart, and has the necessary tools to heal if the injury is not too serious. Here are 3 common foot problems that warrants a quick visit to us.

Plantar Fasciitis

Heel pain is a common problem that you may attempt to treat at home. After all, it only hurts when you get out

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November

Dry Needling For Runners

Pointing At Your Feet: Drying Needling

For a runner, running injuries can cause not only pain and discomfort, it can have long term implications to performance. If you are a competitive runner, you would have experienced a few types of running injury: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and runner’s knee, to name a few. For many competitive athletes, there are a lot of limitations on what you can, or cannot do when you are treating an injury.

No Medications Involved

Cortisone is a form of steroid, hence cortisone injections to treat any inflammation is

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