The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-09-28T04:00:00Z Foot Care Clinic Chatswood Sydney Orthotic Therapy Trigenics Solutions Treatment 2020-09-28T04:00:00Z foot-care-clinic-chatswood-sydney-orthotic-therapy-trigenics-solutions-treatment Orthotics vs Trigenics® for Lower-Limb-Related Health ProblemsLower limb issues don’t always manifest themselves as foot pain or leg pain, but a host of pain and injury-related health issues can be traced back to the feet and lower limbs. Those who have done some research into foot pain may have come across orthotics (specialised inner soles) and some may have encountered the term “Trigenics®” when it comes to corrective measures. A Sydney podiatrist explains how he applies these two treatment approaches to help people recover pain-free mobility after living with lower-limb-related health issues.Read: Chatswood Sydney Sports Podiatrist Foot Doctor Trigenics Orthotics For Feet PainOrthotics to Relieve SymptomsAlthough some people may see orthotics as a solution in themselves, Mark Lin, director at The Footwork Clinic, says they’re just a stopgap. “Orthotics help to accommodate symptoms and the way people use their feet, but only for as long as they are worn. Everybody likes the freedom to go barefoot, so they are really a temporary measure that can help to give relief until the real problems have been dealt with. For us, it is just the basic level of care when dealing with musculoskeletal problems in the feet and legs.”Custom-made orthotics are prescribed by podiatrists and these medical insoles will form part of Lin’s treatment programs when appropriate. Indeed, his clinic supports cutting-edge 3-D scanners that will aid in the production of fully customised in-shoe supports. They will assist with pain relief and can prevent the further deterioration of certain conditions affecting the feet and legs.However, to help people move better, function better and increase sports performance, he is adamant that the physiological problems themselves can be addressed through podiatry as well as the use of a unique treatment system termed Trigenics®.Trigenics®: A Neurological Assessment, Treatment and Training SystemAlthough Lin makes use of traditional podiatry in his practice, his openness to new methods has led him to become the first Australian podiatrist to employ Trigenics® in his treatment programs. This system enables him to perform neurological muscle assessments that will point the way to a treatment program that reprograms the way the nervous system communicates with muscles.“Scrambled neurological messages can cause tight or weakened muscles as they try to compensate for past injuries. Unfortunately, once the nervous system ‘learns’ these responses, it must unlearn them before the muscles and tendons are able to work correctly. Using Trigenics®, it is possible to assess the degree to which neurological inhibition is affecting movement, pointing the therapist towards a treatment program that will unlock full functionality,” he explains.The treatment itself combines resisted exercises as well as stimulation of nerves as well as specialised breathing techniques and Lin says that he achieves much greater and faster results since making use of Trigenics® in his practice. “Unlike Orthotics, Trigenics® creates REAL CHANGES in the body by helping us to work with the patient to correct the neurological factors that are affecting functionality and movement.”Read: Sydney Trigenics Sports Podiatrist a Lower Limb Foot Pain Treatment SpecialistA Visit to a Musculoskeletal Podiatrist is the First Step in the Right DirectionLin advises a visit to the podiatrist as part of standard healthcare consultations. “Being proactive about your health should include a consultation with a podiatrist before you experience discomfort,” he says. “By the time pain manifests itself, permanent damage may have been done. There is no need to wait for problems to arise so that you receive a referral. The Footwork Clinic is happy to evaluate your lower limb and foot health – and if treatment is required, early detection ensures that a less intensive and shorter treatment program corrects problems that could otherwise plague you for a lifetime.”For further information, visit the The Footwork Clinic – Leading Sports, Podiatry, Foot And Lower Limb Corrective Services to book online, or call Mark Lin or his friendly team on +61 2 9131 6891.Want a faster response or ask us a quick question?Click here to chat with The Footwork Clinic LIVE on Facebook Messenger.The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment.Syndicated by Baxton Media, The Market Influencers, Your Digital Marketing Agency. Chatswood Foot Care Clinic for Trustworthy Podiatrist Sports Podiatry Solutions 2020-09-02T04:00:00Z chatswood-foot-care-clinic-for-trustworthy-podiatrist-sports-podiatry-solutions Foot Health Tips For Everyone From a Professional PodiatristWhen people think of their overall health, their feet are seldom uppermost in their minds. But when things go wrong, they are forcibly reminded of just how important their feet are to their overall well being. If someone has checked all the healthy lifestyle boxes and still haven’t considered their feet, it’s time to take action. Luckily, taking good care of one’s feet isn’t an onerous or time-consuming business. People should consider visiting a podiatrist for a check-up, and use these common-sense tips from Sydney podiatrist Mark Lin to keep their feet healthy and happy.Protect Your Feet From Fungal InfectionsFungi that feed on skin and nails can be really hard to get rid of once you have them. Prevention, says Lin, is better than cure. That means keeping your feet clean and drying them well after bathing, swimming, or showering. The warm, dark spaces between your toes are favourites for fungi – especially if they’re moist. Drying between your toes only takes a couple of minutes and will help to keep the feet healthy.But, no matter how well toes are dried, the wrong socks can encourage sweating. “Some of the artificial fibres being used in socks these days are designed to keep toes and feet dry. The makers will usually indicate this on the packaging since it’s an important selling point for them,” says Lin.“Your choice of footwear can also help to keep your feet dry. Avoid wearing “sweaty” shoes. Leather is usually a good option, and open shoes or shoes made of mesh fabrics are the most breathable of all.”Fungal spores are often left behind by people who are already infected, so Lin recommends wearing flip-flops when using public showers and change rooms. By the same token, people shouldn’t wear other people’s shoes or buy second-hand ones.Keep tabs on your toenails too. If they are discoloured, inclined to crumble, or have thickened areas, you may have a nail fungus. Nail polish conceals the problem, but it will aggravate it. “You need to treat the fungal infection, not hide it,” he warns.Read: Chatswood Sydney Central Sports Podiatrist Feet Pain Treatment No Foot OrthoticsChoose the Right ShoesWhile people may take their chances with footwear on special occasions just because it looks smart, they shouldn’t make a habit of it. “Unfortunately, a lot of high-fashion shoe designs are not conducive to healthy feet,” explains Lin. “Many of my patients are people who were in the habit of wearing shoes that constricted their feet. Unfortunately, that has left them with foot problems that will take a long time, or even surgery, to correct. Day-to-day footwear should fit well and not squeeze your toes, and while high heels are pretty, the ones you most often wear should have “sensible” rather than “killer” heels.”The bottom line is that if a person’s feet or legs hurt while they are wearing shoes or after you removed them, that’s a sure sign that you need to rethink their footwear choices. “You’ll be surprised at the difference it makes,” says Lin. “You’ll suffer less from pain and general fatigue and you might notice this as being in a better mood and feeling more energetic. At the same time, you’ll be heading off problems like bunions, corns, calluses, and ingrown toenails.”Feet Should be Inspected DailyIf a person is paying special attention to drying their feet, a daily inspection doesn’t require any special effort. Look for anything that doesn’t seem normal: lumps and bumps, scaly patches of skin, inflammation or sores, and nails that look yukky even though they are clean. Diabetics must take special care, since foot ulcers can present a serious problem.“If you spot anything odd about your feet, don’t hesitate to find out about treatment. The idea of daily checks is to pick up problems while they are still minor – they’ll be a lot more difficult to take care of if you let them get bad before seeking help,” he explains. “You’re not going to seek treatment for every little problem, but if it persists, you may need prescription medicines or intervention from a podiatrist.”Read: Sydney Sports Podiatrist Nail Bracing Feet Ingrown Toenail Nail Pathology Deformity Foot PronationBetter than Waiting for Pain: Podiatrist Check-ups as Part of Your Healthcare RoutineWhile pain makes itself felt in no uncertain terms, and though lumps and bumps are easy to spot, subtler symptoms might be the warning that a person needs help.“Pain is not an accurate indication of the actual underlying problems in the feet. Pain often happens as a result of long-term compensation for functional or movement issues in the body,” warns Lin. “It is important to address any minor symptom before it causes more damage. It’s like maintaining your car, it should be serviced regularly to keep it in good working order and optimise its performance before any problems arise. Your feet are no different – except that you can’t replace them in the same way you can replace a car.”“Many of our clients aren’t experiencing pain when they come to us. It’s because they feel something is just ‘not right’ or they simply come in for a check-up in the same way that people visit a dentist to make sure their teeth are OK. In many instances, we are able to detect the areas of the lower limb that are affecting movement or performance, or areas that could cause bigger problems in the future. We are able to address those if we can detect the problems early to avoid permanent damage. Since damage may be irreversible by the time pain comes to us, it’s better to be proactive about foot health management.”A podiatrist won’t look at a person askance because they’re just asking for a check-up. If they’re in the Sydney area and are looking for a healthcare professional to assess their foot and lower limb health, Mark Lin’s team at Footwork Podiatry Clinic are the choice to help them get moving towards better mobility and improved foot health.For further information, visit the The Footwork Clinic – Leading Sports, Podiatry, Foot And Lower Limb Corrective Services to book online, or call Mark Lin or his friendly team on +61 2 9131 6891.Want a faster response or ask us a quick question?Click here to chat with The Footwork Clinic LIVE on Facebook Messenger.The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment.Syndicated by Baxton Media, The Market Influencers, Your Digital Marketing Agency. Experienced Chatswood Podiatrist Orthotic Therapy Foot Care Trigenics Treatment 2020-08-27T04:00:00Z experienced-chatswood-podiatrist-orthotic-therapy-foot-care-trigenics-treatment When a Child Should See a PodiatristWhile parents certainly have a GP and a dentist in mind when planning for their child’s healthcare, they may never have thought of adding a podiatrist to their preparations for a healthy adulthood for their little one.During childhood, the body is still developing and growing, allowing for an opportunity to correct foot and limb problems that may cause discomfort later in life. Sydney podiatrist Mark Lin answers the question of when a child should see a podiatrist.How to Spot Childhood Foot ProblemsChildren, especially small ones, may have difficulty in expressing themselves about pain and discomfort. To them, what they are experiencing every day is “normal” even when it isn’t. And since kids get weepy when they’re tired, or just plain cross, it can be all-too-easy to miss signs of real physical discomfort. However, in many instances, parents are the first to spot signs of trouble – if they know what to look for.“You can see some foot problems just by looking,” says Lin. “If a child’s feet seem to be an unusual shape, lack an arch, or there’s noticeable asymmetry between left and right feet, that could be a sign of trouble. The toes should also be regular. They shouldn’t cross over or adopt a clawed shape.”“Pain is never a good sign. Although kids might not complain about sore feet and lower limbs, a parent might notice that their child is reluctant to engage in physical activity. Chances are, it’s not laziness. Kids love to run and play – but if it’s uncomfortable to do so, they will sit on the side-lines.”“Parents may even notice that when they do play, they are more prone to falls than their contemporaries. Again, it’s a sign that something is amiss. A little clumsiness is normal in kids, but regular falls might be the result of something other than poor coordination.”According to Mr Lin, a specific common lower limb problem is tight calf and growing pain in the legs and heels. Due to growth factor and functional problems like flat feet and foot pronation, the calf muscles get stressed and become tight, which will then cause ankle restrictions and referred pain-tightness to the foot. If this is not addressed early, it usually leads to lifelong problems in the feet and legs. “It’s not ‘just’ growing pains that will naturally correct themselves,” he warns.Read: Chatswood Sydney Sports Podiatrist Foot Doctor Trigenics Orthotics For Feet PainWatch the WalkThe way a child walks also provides clues. Limping should be the exception, not the rule, but Mark Lin says that parents can also look at wear on the shoes. If their child’s feet tend to roll inward or outward when walking, parents will notice it on their child’s shoes if nowhere else.Parents can also look at the way their child uses their feet. Small children naturally turn their feet outwards more than adults do when they’ve just learned to walk, but by the time they’re about four years old, their foot alignment when walking should be much like that of an adult’s. Little ones may also adopt a walk with the toes pointing inward or may be inclined to walk on tiptoe, but that should change naturally by the age of three or four.“Anything odd about the way a child walks could be an indicator of a physiological problem,” says Lin. “The good news is that we can usually take some form of corrective action that will address it.”Read: Sydney Trigenics Sports Podiatrist a Lower Limb Foot Pain Treatment SpecialistWhen in Doubt, Check it OutIf a parent has any doubts about their child’s feet or the way he or she walks, a podiatrist’s evaluation can help, either to set the parent’s mind at rest, or to address any problems. But even if they don’t have doubts, taking their four-year old child for a check-up can’t hurt.”Sometimes parents just want me to check and see if everything’s alright,” says Mr Lin. “I think that’s a wise move. The longer foot problems in children are left untreated, the more difficult it is to correct them. I’ve treated many adults who should probably have seen a podiatrist when they were still children, and it’s a pity that they had to live with foot and lower limb issues for so long.”For further information, visit the The Footwork Clinic – Leading Sports, Podiatry, Foot And Lower Limb Corrective Services to book online, or call Mark Lin or his friendly team on +61 2 9131 6891.Want a faster response or ask us a quick question?Click here to chat with The Footwork Clinic LIVE on Facebook Messenger.The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment.Syndicated by Baxton Media, The Market Influencers, Your Digital Marketing Agency. Sports Podiatrist Foot Doctor in Chatswood Sydney CBD For Feet Pain Shin Splints 2020-07-31T04:00:00Z sports-podiatrist-foot-doctor-in-chatswood-sydney-cbd-for-feet-pain-shin-splints Podiatry is Not Alternative Medicine Says Sydney Foot DoctorWith so-called “alternative medicine” rubbing shoulders with the real thing, it’s small wonder that the public is often uncertain as to which practitioners are real medical professionals, and which ones are offering “alternatives.” Dr. Mark Lin, a leading Sydney podiatrist, explains his medical specialisation and confirms that podiatry is a science in the truest sense of the word.Extensive Study at Mainstream Universities Plus Government Accreditation“A career in podiatry begins at University,” explains Dr Lin. “If you’re interested in this rewarding profession, you will first complete a Bachelor of Podiatry degree. After that, you can take it even further - all the way up to PhD level. My specialisation is Sports Podiatry, but I’m also able to help in other areas including diabetes care.”Those who, like Dr. Lin, have a passion for helping those with mobility and injury problems that have their origin in the lower limbs, will find themselves facing a 4-year full-time study curriculum. The ultimate goal is the coveted title of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), a qualification that recognises extensive knowledge of the surprisingly intricate physiology of the feet and their interface with the rest of our bodies.“A lot of people don’t realise that the many bones and muscles in the feet work in a remarkably complex way. They determine how we stand and how we walk, and if they aren’t working in perfect harmony, the strain on the body extends to the legs, hips, and back,” says Dr Lin. “When you study podiatry, it’s an eye-opener, and you’ll never take your feet for granted ever again!”But just having completed your study course still doesn’t allow you to practice podiatry in Australia. Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is a must. Podiatrists are true medical professionals.Read: Chatswood Sydney CBD Sports Podiatrist For Feet Pain Shin Splints Foot SolutionsThe Difference Between Alternative Medicine and Evidence-Based MedicineWhile podiatry is a field that is, without doubt, evidence-based and backed by solid research, alternative and complementary therapies exist in a grey area that can be hard to pin down. Even mainstream medicine recognises that acupuncture, for example, can be beneficial in certain instances. “Just because it’s a complementary therapy doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bunkum,” says Dr Lin. “However, certain aspects of a field, or even all of them, may remain unproven from a scientific perspective, and regulation is much looser. This can cause issues with accountability.”“Although I’m happy to concede that some complementary therapies can be helpful, I recommend that they are used in conjunction with conventional medicine, particularly when people hope to treat a serious health condition in this way. I would recommend being open with your medical doctor or other mainstream medical professionals about what patients would like to attempt.”“If patients do decide to use alternative medicines or therapies, they should also look for a therapist who belongs to a professional organisation and products that fall under regulation from the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA). This will at least ensure that the standard and safety aspects of care are acceptable. Anyone can say they are a herbalist, for example, and that could be dangerous on several levels.”“The big advantage of evidence-based or mainstream medicine is that regulation and accountability are both very firmly in place. Patients also know that the therapies have been researched intensively and that they have a very good chance of being effective,” Lin explains.Read: Chatswood Sydney CBD Sports Podiatrist Says Back Pain Caused By Feet ProblemsPodiatry as a CallingFor those who only know that podiatry means foot doctoring, it may be difficult to recognise the importance of this medical calling, but Dr Lin has first-hand experience of the rewards of this specialisation. “Sometimes people ask why on earth I ever chose to specialise in feet, but it’s an incredibly rewarding profession,” Lin says.“The best part is seeing patients who were struggling with pain, discomfort, and injuries experiencing the joys of free, painless movement once again. It’s incredibly rewarding for them, and my role in their recovery is the feel-good reward that keeps me motivated and excited to face each new workday.”For further information, visit the The Footwork Clinic - Leading Sports, Podiatry, Foot And Lower Limb Corrective Services to book online, or call Mark Lin or his friendly team on +61 2 9131 6891.Want a faster response or ask us a quick question?Click here to chat with The Footwork Clinic LIVE on Facebook Messenger.The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment.Syndicated by Baxton Media, The Market Influencers, Your Digital Marketing Agency. Foot Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Waking Can Increase Your Lifespan 2019-08-20T21:00:30Z foot-podiatrist-from-footwork-podiatry-in-north-shore-sydney-cbd-sports-clinic-waking-can-increase-your-lifespan Brisk walking can increase your lifespan While it's common knowledge that exercise has numerous health benefits, new studies show that brisk walking can significantly lengthen your lifespan. In a study by the Mayo clinic, the walking habits of 475 000 people were monitored and results showed that those who followed a brisk walking pace could live up to 20 years longer, regardless of their BMI (body mass index). Women who walked faster had a life expectancy of 87 years compared to 72 years for slower walkers, while men had an increased life span of 86 years compared to 65 years. Walking for exercise is recognised as an effective antidote to the negative impact of a largely sedentary lifestyle. Incorporating just 25 minutes a day of brisk walking can add up to seven years to your lifespan. Even moderate regular exercise can reduce the symptoms of ageing and cut the risk of heart attack by half. RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist Says Feet Problems Cause Low Back Pain, Footwork Podiatry Brisk walking protects against the health risks associated with obesity, keeps blood pressure down, and may prevent diabetes and reduce the risk of a stroke. Footwork Podiatry in Sydney are passionate about helping people improve and maintain their health. Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director, Mark Lin is a firm believer in the benefits of regular exercise, including walking, “Brisk walking is as beneficial to the health as jogging, it elevates the heart rate, reduces stress, tones the muscles and builds strength. People who are able to walk faster are probably fitter and in better health in general. Starting where you are is still going to improve your overall health - you can begin with a moderate pace and work your way up to a faster pace. If you can't seem to find the time to fit in a walk-in your busy day, try parking further away from your place of work or making time during your lunch hour. Choose a parking space further away from the entrance to the supermarket and take the stairs instead of the elevator.” 'Brisk' walking is defined as completing at least 100 steps per minute or 5km per hour, and is an anti-depressant, improves cognitive function and may even slow the onset of age-related dementia. Benefits accumulate no matter the age that exercise is begun, with those starting at 70 still less likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a rhythm disturbance that affects 10% of the population over the age of 80. Aerobic exercise, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength training all have a positive effect on reducing the symptoms of ageing. Endurance exercise and high-intensity exercise may be even more efficient than lifting weights, as these increase telomerase activity, which helps to repair ageing DNA. Researchers reported that by measuring the increase of telomerase activity over a six month period, they were able to prove that regular exercise had triggered the anti-ageing process. Regular exercise is especially important for people of middle age, as the amount of exercise people engage in begins to tail off after the age of 40, and these increased levels of inactivity are harmful to older adults. Exercising at a higher intensity typically increases the health benefit, so moving more often and at a higher intensity will always pay off with better results. Picking up the pace no matter where you are currently will help you live longer. Even a brisk 10-minute walk can reduce the risk of early death by 15%. Fast consistent walking and walking up hills can make for a more effective cardio workout and walking briskly on an upwards incline burns calories and builds leg muscle mass. “We know that taking up a new exercise routine or stepping up your current routine can 'take its toll' on the feet and legs, especially if you're still working towards your optimum fitness goal. The feet can really take a pounding, which is why we believe that looking after the feet is the key to maintaining an active healthy lifestyle for as long as possible. RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatrist and Muscles Specialist from Footwork Podiatry in Roseville Sydney CBD Explains Gait Feet and Running Injury Our mission is to improve your quality of life by helping you to reach your health or training goals and achieving peak performance and optimal function. We offer advanced manual therapies and alternative solutions, with a holistic and corrective care approach to provoke the body’s natural healing response. We also perform measurable and functional assessments to determine whether you are at risks of other pain and injuries,” says Mark. Mark Lin is a leading Sports Podiatrist in Sydney. Footwork Podiatry has two convenient locations Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. Both offer the full spectrum of podiatry treatments and although they receive referrals from medical doctors, they are willing to assess and assist anyone who suffers from lower-limb issues. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and the team on +61 2 9416 7889. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers Marketing. Footwork Podiatry Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Reveals How To Avoid Achilles Injury 2019-08-18T21:00:05Z footwork-podiatry-sydney-cbd-sports-clinic-reveals-how-to-avoid-achilles-injury Kevin Durant Could Have Avoided Achilles Injury By Caring For His Calves Says Leading Australian Sports Podiatrist “We're certainly not going to rush him back... We have far too much invested in him.” explained the Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks, in response to when their newly recruited MVP player Kevin Durant can be expected to return to the NBA competition. Durant suffered a devastating Achilles tendon rupture in the NBA finals of 2019, which ended his season and may have cost his former team the Golden State Warriors the championship. This followed on from a recent calf injury which had already seen him miss much of the playoffs. The injury has also seen him sent into what is reported to have been a successful reparative surgery, from which he has begun what could be up to a 12-month recovery process. A long wait before he can join his new teammates on the Brooklyn Nets on the court. RELATED ARTICLE: Foot Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Explains Sore Ankle Flexibility, Growing Pain and Flatfeet Footwear The professionals at Footwork Podiatry always put a strong emphasis on the importance of looking after the calf muscles to prevent Achilles problemand even Plantar Fasciaproblem Mark Lin, Australia's leading sports podiatrist and director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, says that “over my last 10 years in practice, 90% of the clients that I have seen have been suffering from underlying issues in their calf muscles, these have often been uncovered due to the surging of other more painful problems, such as Achilles issues.” The calf can be located by touching the fleshy back of the lower leg, between the knee and the ankle. A tight calf muscle can be identified by the experience of sudden pain in the back of the calf or behind the knee; difficulty standing on tiptoes; or pain, swelling or bruising to the calf muscle region. Someone experiencing a tight calf muscle would also find it difficult to complete a squat or lunge properly. All of the muscles in the calf connect to different parts of the foot, making any form of tightness or weakness in the calves highly relevant to the causation and rehabilitation of foot pain and injuries. Lin from Footwork Podiatry recommends preventative measures to avoid requiring long term recovery, or even surgery. He explains, “a weak or tight calf would always restrict movement in the ankles and add stress to the Achilles tendon. The resulting weakness and scarring from this restriction and stress will cause muscular tissues to become inelastic, making the Achilles prone to tearing or even rupturing.” “At Footwork Podiatry our techniques and treatment approach always has a strong focus on improving the calf function of our clients. This approach improves an athlete’s performance as well as minimising pain and injuries and helping them to avoid surgery.” If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to a tight calf muscle, or are concerned that you may have already suffered an Achilles tendon injury, contact Footwork Podiatry to book an assessment. Lin and his team of professionals will design you a personalised rehabilitation plan that is aimed at preventing the development of further issues and returning you to your best. RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Clinic Explains Lower Limb, Ankle Care, Foot Pain and Falls in Older Adults "Kevin Durant is no different from clients of Footwork Podiatry, leading care and attention is afforded to everyone," Lin concluded. Mark Lin is a leading Sports Podiatrist in Sydney. Footwork Podiatry has two convenient locations Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. Both offer the full spectrum of podiatry treatments and although they receive referrals from medical doctors, they are willing to assess and assist anyone who suffers from lower-limb issues. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin and his friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Footwork Podiatry Sports Clinic Says Durant Could Avoid Achilles Injury 2019-08-16T21:00:28Z sydney-footwork-podiatry-sports-clinic-says-durant-could-avoid-achilles-injury Ruptured Achilles pushes MVP Durant out of NBA finals 2 months ago, NBA finals saw an NBA franchise record as the Toronto Raptors took the championship for the first time, having defeated the Golden State Warriors by only four points. The loss may have come as a shock to the Warriors, as they had defeated the Raptors in their previous match, just days earlier. However, the Warrior's 1-point triumph over the Raptors in Game 5 came at the cost of star player and MVP Kevin Durant. Early in the second quarter, Durant keeled over in pain, visually clasping below the back of his right calf. Durant had suffered a painful rupture to his Achilles tendon, a flexible band of connective tissue which joins the lower calf muscle to the bone of the heel. While an Achilles tendon tear generally doesn't end an NBA career, history shows that it can cause ongoing issues to its sufferers. Mark Lin, Australia's leading sports podiatrist and director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, says that “over my last 10 years in practice, 90% of the clients that I have seen have been suffering from ongoing issues in their calf muscles, these have often been uncovered due to the surging of other more painful problems, such as Achilles issues.” RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist Explains Why Manual Therapy is the Preferred Alternative Treatment for Bunions Having already missed the majority of the season just passed, Washington Wizards player John Wall is also expecting to miss the majority of the coming 2019-2020 season as he is still recovering from his ruptured Achilles injury, resulting in surgery in February of this year. Another all-star player, Demarcus Cousins, suffered an Achilles tendon rupture in January of 2018 which resulted in a season-ending reparative surgery while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans before he joined Durant on the Golden State Warriors team later last year. Achilles injuries can present in a variety of ways, such as a sharp, shooting pain in the back of your heel, or stiffness or dull ache originating in the Achilles tendon that radiates up to the calf muscle. External factors such as incorrect footwear, a sudden increase in physical activity, overtraining, or training on hard or uneven surfaces can lead to Achilles tendon injuries. These types of injuries must be dealt with swiftly, as the delay of their treatment could lead to irreversible tissue damage and long-term rehabilitation. As with many podiatry problems, Footwork Podiatry always recommends early evaluation and intervention to its patients. While symptoms may not be debilitating, ordinary symptoms, such as calf tightness, with time can contribute to the eventual rupturing of the Achilles tendon, which can be severely painful and present long-term repercussions. At Footwork Podiatry, we optimise treatment of Achilles tendon injuries, focussing on the reduction of excessive loading on the Achilles tendon, and the restoration of normal tissue function. We also specialise in a range of preventative treatment techniques for a variety of podiatry problems, including Achilles tendon injuries, that provide patients with sustainable relief of pain, promote the proper healing of muscular tissues and correct any underlying causes that we uncover. If you are presenting with early warning signs or are concerned that you may have already suffered an Achilles tendon injury, contact Footwork Podiatry to book your assessment and get ahead of the game with preventative treatments. RELATED ARTICLE: North Shore Sydney CBD Foot Podiatrist Says Kinesiology Sports Tape Might Help Prevent Injuries and Reduce Inflammation Pain Mark Lin is a leading Sports Podiatrist in Sydney. Footwork Podiatry has two convenient locations Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. Both offer the full spectrum of podiatry treatments and although they receive referrals from medical doctors, they are willing to assess and assist anyone who suffers from lower-limb issues. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin and his friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Sports Podiatrist Feet Heel Pain Foot Gait Abnormalities Strains And Cures 2019-06-26T21:00:20Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-feet-heel-pain-foot-gait-abnormalities-strains-and-cures Why heel spurs are not always the cause of heel pain For people that suffer from heel pain, heel spurs have become a catch-all presumed cause and are therefore often cited as being the culprit. But this is not always the case. A heel spur can develop without causing any pain, and heel pain has a number of other possible causes. Formed by a calcium deposit developing into a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone, a heel spur is often painless but can cause heel pain. It’s often associated with plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of the fibrous band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the ball of the foot. RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatry Roseville Sydney CBD On Feet Injury Foot Pain Ankle Sprains Toes The strain on the foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia and repetitive tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone can cause the development of a heel spur. The condition is especially common amongst athletes engaging in activities that include frequent running and jumping. Hence the cause of pain is not the heel spur but injury to the soft tissue surrounding it. A heel spur can only be positively identified by means of an x-ray, where it can them be seen to extend forward by as much as half an inch. Without x-ray evidence, the condition may be referred to as ‘heel spur syndrome’. The pain is described by patients as a stabbing pain that is often worse first thing in the morning or after a long period of sitting down - this is as a result of a sudden elongation of the fascia band, which stretches and pulls on the heel upon standing up. Risk factors contributing to the development of heel spurs: Walking gait abnormalities that put excessive strain on the heel bone, ligaments and nerves near the heel. Frequent running on hard surfaces. Ill-fitting or worn-out shoes, especially if they lack adequate arch support. Being overweight. Ageing, which decreases the flexibility of the plantar fascia and thins the protective fat pad over the heel. Diabetes. Spending much of the day on ones feet. Frequent short bursts of physical activity. Flat feet or high arches. What are the other possible causes of chronic or intermittent heel pain? Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin, has this to say, “A heel spur does not always cause pain. Research has shown that 15% of the general population have heel spurs that don’t cause any pain. More often, it’s the related factors contributing to the formation of the heel spur that are the cause of the pain. Mechanical stress, repetitive pressure, inflammation or tears in the plantar fascia are the most common causes of heel pain. Therefore, instead of treating the heel spur and trying to get rid of it, we instead focus on a rehabilitative and corrective treatment approach to address the underlying cause of the heel pain.” RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney Sports Podiatry Foot Fungal Nail Infections Laser Therapy Solutions Lin is an authoritative expert on the subject, and he describes a number of other condition could be the real reason behind nagging heel pain: Achilles tendinitis- inflammation of the Achilles tendon is common among people to partake in a lot of running and/or walking lot and have tight tendons. When the tendon is strained over time, the fibres stretch or tear along the length or where it attaches to the heel bone. This leads to inflammation, pain and the possible growth of a bone spur. The condition is aggravated by chronic irritation as a result of an active lifestyle, and activities that put excessive strain on an already tight tendon. Heel bursitis (subcalcaneal bursitis) - an inflammation of the bursa (a fibrous, fluid-filled sac) under the heel bone. The pain is typically more pronounced in the centre of the heel and worsens during the day. Tarsal tunnel syndrome - presenting as a burning or tingling sensation underneath the heel and within the arch of the foot, this syndrome may also cause occasional loss of sensation on the bottom of the foot. It’s caused by compression of the tibial nerve as it passes the inside of the ankle. Severs disease (calcaneal apophysitis) - this usually affects growing active children between the ages of 8 and 12, especially during a growth spurt and results from inflammation of the Achilles tendon where it attaches to the heel bone. If you're struggling with heel pain, Footwork Podiatryis always on hand to assist and answer any questions you may have. They’ll point you in the right direction to put your heel pain behind you, so you can get back to doing what you love. They offer a range of advanced manual therapies and unique hands-on treatment solutions to common problems of the foot and lower limb. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Sports Podiatrist Feet Ingrown Toenail Nail Pathology Deformity Foot Pronation 2019-06-20T21:00:50Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-feet-ingrown-toenail-nail-pathology-deformity-foot-pronation Why 1 in 10 people suffer from ingrown toenails worldwide An ingrown toenail is an unwelcome affliction that is actually extremely common - one in ten people suffer from them globally. This is because there are a number of different contributing causes to the development of the condition, including lifestyle habits, hereditary biomechanical issues, trauma and ageing. Mark Lin is Australia's leading sports podiatrist, Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, and he says "most at risk are people who play a lot of sport, women who wear narrow shoes and older people who have difficulty in trimming their nails properly. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney Sports Podiatry Foot Fungal Nail Infections Laser Therapy Solutions Lin describes key factors that cause an ingrown toenail: Trauma - stubbing or hurting the toe can change the nail shape, as can activities that involve repetitive pressure on the toes like kicking or landing on the toes. Nail pathology - disorders such as psoriasis and fungal infections can also cause abnormal changes to the shape of the nail. Improper trimming - the most common cause, cutting the nails too short can lead to the skin folding over the nail edge. Ill-fitting shoes - another common cause, compressing the toes in a narrow shoe encourages ingrown toenails. Toe deformity or foot pronation- if the big toe deviates towards the small toes or pronation of the foot causes unusual pressure on the side of the toenail, this can contribute to the development of an ingrown toenail. Pincer nails -this is an abnormal curvature of the nail, more common as people age, which makes the nail more susceptible to digging into the skin. Surgery is a very effective traditional treatment for ingrown toenails with a high success rate of eliminating the problem permanently, but may not be the treatment of choice for everyone. Nail bracing is a gentle alternative to surgery and a unique solution that corrects unhealthy toenail curvature. A nail brace is fitted to the nail, gently lifting the nail out of the nail fold over time. Simple - the brace is simply bonded across the surface of the nail, and does not need to be pre-stressed or shaped Quick- applied in seconds and delivers a speedy healing process Painless- the treated nail is gently lifted out of the nail fold. The BS nail brace system has been used successfully worldwide in over 30 countries and is a game changer in the treatment of ingrown toenails. RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatrist and Muscles Specialist from Footwork Podiatry in Roseville Sydney CBD Explains Gait Feet and Running Injury Lin describes how the BS Nail Bracing system works: A flat fibreglass brace is mounted to the ingrown toenail, and the nail brace creates a spring tension that lifts and holds the nail out of the nail bed. By this process, both the nail and the nail bed are straightened. This is a painless and gentle procedure suitable for everyone, with symptomatic relief reported in 30 minutes or less. The tension of the brace works for approximately 3 - 4 weeks, after which a new brace is fitted to reinforce the changes to the shape of the nail. Significant improvement is usually seen after 2 to 4 applications, depending on the severity of the problem. Footwork Podiatryare the first and only trained providers in Sydney to offer this revolutionary treatment, as part of their commitment to staying at the forefront of lower limb treatment. Lin says, “Our unique hands-on treatment techniques are designed to provoke the body’s own healing response. We provide advanced manual therapies and alternative solutions for common problems like ingrown toenails, and our holistic and corrective care approach has a proven track record of success in resolving acute and chronic conditions where others have failed. Our mission is to improve our patients quality of life and help them feel at their best. We genuinely love to help, and through our advanced treatment methods we can identify and address the root causes of the problem to achieve long-lasting improvement.” Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. (Ingrown toenail nail bracing only available in Roseville). Contact them to receive the best treatment advice for your ingrown toenail. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Sports Podiatrist Nail Bracing Feet Ingrown Toenail Nail Pathology Deformity Foot Pronation 2019-06-19T21:00:51Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-nail-bracing-feet-ingrown-toenail-nail-pathology-deformity-foot-pronation How to relieve an ingrown toenail at home without seeing a podiatrist An ingrown toenail is one of those pesky minor ailments that can cause a lot of pain, discomfort and inconvenience. Wearing enclosed shoes becomes problematic when even the slightest pressure on the affected toe can cause additional pain. It can make walking uncomfortable and rule out playing any kind of sport until the issue is resolved. What exactly is an ingrown toenail? Mark Lin is Australia's leading sports podiatrist, Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director of Sydney-based Footwork Podiatry, and he says "Improper nail trimming, tight-fitting footwear, trauma or pressure from the adjacent toes can cause the edge of the nail to grow into the skin, causing inflammation, swelling, infection and pain." RELATED ARTICLE: Sydney Leading and Affordable Sports Podiatrist Reveals Best Foot Pain Treatments In Australia Fortunately, there are some effective remedies you can try at home before seeing a podiatrist for this common ailment, says Lin. Prevention is always better than cure, so to avoid ingrown toenails, make sure to always cut straight across and not down into the sides, as this can cause the skin to grow over the edge of the nail. If you are in the habit of picking at your nails, stop doing that as picking can cause tiny splinters of nail to puncture the skin. Try soaking the affected foot in a basin of warm water with a few tablespoons of Epsom salts or a 1/4 cup of vinegar to reduce the swelling and pain. Vinegar has an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect and apple cider vinegar has antifungal properties too. Soak the foot for up to 20 minutes, three times a day and dry thoroughly afterwards. Avoid wearing tight-fitting socks and shoes that compress the toes together as this will only aggravate the condition. You can try placing a small cotton ball between the affected toes to relieve the pressure on the toenail. If you have tried all of the above without much relief, suffer from recurring incidents and would like an alternative to surgery, Footwork Podiatry is on hand to assist. Lin highly recommends a revolutionary new treatment modality called nail bracing. “Nail bracing is a unique solution to ingrown toenails, utilising a fibreglass brace that is fitted to the toenail. The brace corrects the curvature of the toenail, thereby lifting the toenail out of the nail fold gently over time, without pain." RELATED ARTICLE: Sports Podiatrist and Muscles Specialist from Footwork Podiatry in Roseville Sydney CBD Explains Gait Feet and Running Injury "This treatment technique has a high rate of success and we’ve consistently seen a vast improvement in patients with recurring incidents. It’s quick to apply, painless and provides symptomatic relief as soon as thirty minutes after application. This is the perfect solution for people who would like to avoid surgery and our podiatrists are highly experienced in the technique," Lin concludes. Footwork Podiatry are leaders in the provision of holistic solutions to injuries and conditions of the lower limb. They’re passionate about helping people to improve and maintain their health and believe that looking after the feet is the key to maintaining an active healthy living for as long as possible. Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. (Ingrown toenail nail bracing only available in Roseville). Contact them to receive the best treatment advice for your ingrown toenail. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney Sports Podiatrist Intoeing Pigeon Toe Metatarsus Adductus Tibial Torsion Femoral Anteversion 2019-06-18T21:00:30Z sydney-sports-podiatrist-intoeing-pigeon-toe-metatarsus-adductus-tibial-torsion-femoral-anteversion Intoeing worsened by the 'W' sitting position Intoeing, or having a pigeon-toed gait is a phenomenon often seen in young children and is sometimes a cause for concern for parents. An intoed gait is when the feet are turned inwards instead of outwards. Infants are sometimes born with the condition but it usually corrects itself without treatment as they get older. There are three common structural problems of the leg and foot that cause intoeing: Metatarsus adductus - the most common cause, this is where the foot itself is curved; Tibial torsion - in this instance the shin bone is twisted inward, causing the feet to turn inward; and Femoral anteversion - the femur or thigh bone is twisted such that the entire leg is tilted inward, while the foot itself is straight. This can affect one or both legs. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Recommends Heat And Ice For Foot And Leg Injuries A common contributing factor to the pigeon-toed gait in young children is ‘w sitting’, a position where the knees are bent, the feet tucked under and the legs are out to either side. The posture has been seen to be a common stance when kids are watching TV, but parents are now being urged to stop them from doing so. The Paediatric Therapy Centre warns that unless addressed by the age of two, the posture could affect the development of the legs and have a negative impact on children’s core strength and motor skills. Mark Lin, Australia's leading Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, says,” Intoeing is something we see often in young children but it’s not usually a cause for concern, as the condition often corrects itself. We discourage allowing children to sit in the ‘W’ sitting position though as this can exacerbate the condition. Should intoeing persist we would assess the range of movement of the hips and feet, as well the alignment of the leg and ankle and treat them with Trigenics techniques and foot mobilisation, complemented with some exercises and stretches. In some cases, we would prescribe orthotics to improve the alignment of the foot.” Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) is a manual therapeutic method that aims to naturally improve the position of the joints. The joints are taken through their natural motions to break up adhesions and restrictions, thereby allowing the body to naturally restore optimal biomechanics. TRIGENICS® is a neurological muscle assessment, treatment and training system which reprograms the way the brain communicates with the body. Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin is the first Podiatrist in Australia to be trained and specialised in this unique neuro-muscular treatment system. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee Footwork Podiatry offers advanced manual therapies and alternative solutions to common problems of the foot and lower limb, employing a range of unique hands-on treatment techniques that are non-invasive, gentle and safe for young children. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sydney CBD North Shore Sports Podiatrist Says Shoe Selection Prevent Injuries 2019-06-17T21:00:59Z sydney-cbd-north-shore-sports-podiatrist-says-shoe-selection-prevent-injuries Choosing your shoes wisely Probably the most popular form of footwear on the planet, sneakers have a long history. Did you know track and field star Jessie Owens wore Adidas when he won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics? Comfortable, versatile and trendy, running shoes have since become the go-to in casual footwear. But with so many brands and styles competing for your sneaker spend, it can be a tough choice deciding which to buy. These days there are athletic shoes for every kind of sport, from tennis and hiking to basketball and trail running. And then there are some that simply aren’t intended for sports at all. Podiatrists are reporting an increase in cases of people suffering various foot problems and injuries, as a result of wearing the wrong footwear for their chosen fitness activity. Choosing fashion over function and using casual sneakers for physical activity could see you suffering from ‘expensive sneaker disease’. Sneakers with a low pitch increase pressure on the achilles and calf tendons. Wearing shoes with the wrong width (either too narrow or too wide) can cause corns, calluses and bunions. And unstable shoes with insufficient support can wreak havoc on your ankles, especially during activities that involve quick changes in direction. RELATED ARTICLE: Foot Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Explains Sore Ankle Flexibility, Growing Pain and Flatfeet Footwear Australia's leading Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin, recommends seeing a podiatrist before taking up a new sport, so as to get expert advice on the best type of shoes for your feet. “People’s feet are as individual as they are, and shoes that work for one may not work for another. Choosing the right shoes for the right activity is also very important, and good ankle support is crucial to avoid excessive stress and potential injuries. Investing in the right shoes can save you costly injuries later on. A good athletic shoe should provide both ankle and arch support and have a wide toe box that bends upwards, to give your toes plenty of room to move around naturally. Undertaking sports on a regular basis in shoes intended as casual wear will result in pain and injury at some point, affect your performance, and potentially cause long-term damage to your feet." Hence the importance of choosing your shoes wisely based on the activities you plan to perform in them. Ultimately, you’ll be doing your feet and your wallet a huge favour by choosing the right shoes for the right purpose, rather than being won over by the latest style. Footwork Podiatry is passionate about helping people improve and maintain their health, and share a philosophy that advocates special treatment of the feet due to their complexity. They believe that looking after the feet is the key to maintaining an active healthy lifestyle for as long as possible. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee Offering a range of advanced treatment methods and hands-on healing techniques, they can assist with any foot pain or injury you may have. Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. Footwork Podiatry takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. Find them in two convenient locations, in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinicto book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sports Podiatry Roseville Sydney CBD On Feet Injury Foot Pain Ankle Sprains Toes 2019-06-10T21:00:09Z sports-podiatry-roseville-sydney-cbd-on-feet-injury-foot-pain-ankle-sprains-toes Who should you consult first for an ankle sprain - a GP, Physiotherapist or Podiatrist? A sprained ankle is a common injury that many people will suffer from at some time in their lives. An unexpected movement can cause the foot to suddenly twist, forcing the ankle joint out of its normal position, and stretching or even tearing the ligaments around the ankle. People will often consult their GP or a physiotherapist as their first point of contact when they suffer an ankle sprain or injury. But a GP or physiotherapist may not always have enough experience and the specialised knowledge to effectively determine the extent of the injury and prescribe appropriate treatment to help you get relief from pain and provide a long-term rehabilitation plan to restore the ankle strength and movement. RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist New Toe Nail Bracing Treatment for Ingrown Toenails Eliminates Need for Surgery A delay in the correct treatment often means prolonging the recovery time, with the added risk of long term damage to the ankle. This can negatively impact daily physical activity, lead to an inability to take part in sports activities and result in lingering or recurring pain that can last for years. An incorrectly treated ankle sprain can even lead to the early onset of arthritis in the ankle. Mark Lin, the Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, comments, “It’s really important to get the right diagnosis from the start in order to avoid long term damage. Seeing a sports podiatrist will ensure that you get the best rehabilitative treatment, to eliminate pain, restore full movement and function, and reactivate the muscles to support the ankle. Our specialised techniques will address any joint displacement and realign the ankle joint, facilitating a full and speedy recovery and prevent a recurrence. With timely treatment, our patients are usually able to get back to their usual level of daily movement including sports activity in the shortest possible time. In many cases, our treatment will not only restore optimal function but actually make the ankle stronger and more stable than before the injury. This is because we also address any pre-existing biomechanical issues during the treatment of the injury.” RELATED ARTICLE: North Shore Sydney CBD Foot Podiatrist Says Kinesiology Sports Tape Might Help Prevent Injuries and Reduce Inflammation Pain Footwork Podiatry will not only assess and treat your symptoms, but they will also perform a measurable and functional assessment to determine whether you are at risk of other pain and injuries. Their latest evidence-based assessment system allows them to collect meaningful data that converts to an accurate treatment plan as well as determine when you can get back to playing sports safely. “We believe the body has an incredible capacity to heal itself from injuries. Our range of revolutionary, evidence-based treatment modalities, advanced manual therapies, alternative solutions and unique hands-on treatment techniques work to stimulate the body’s own healing response. Using Foot mobilisation, Trigenics, low-level laser therapy, and corrective exercises, we offer the most effective treatment to treat a sprained ankle,” says Lin. The team at Footwork Podiatry undertake regular in-house training and ongoing professional development in order to stay at the forefront of musculoskeletal skills. This ensures that their customers receive the most up-to-date and evidence-based clinical assessment and treatment. Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life and achieving people's optimal well-being. Visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889 to get the best treatment advice for a sprained ankle and any other foot and leg injuries or conditions. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Sports Podiatry Roseville Sydney CBD On Foot And Leg Injuries In Active Children 2019-06-05T21:00:58Z sports-podiatry-roseville-sydney-cbd-on-foot-and-leg-injuries-in-active-children Foot and leg injuries in active children Most people will agree that living an active lifestyle is a big part of keeping fit and healthy, for children as much as adults. For children, this often means taking part in sports programs at school or at independent sports clubs. But all sports come with a risk of injury at some point, be it rugby, football, tennis or athletics, and the feet and legs are often first in the firing line. Active children and adolescents are increasingly susceptible to foot and leg pain, deriving from a number of causes: Sever’s disease is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children, caused by repetitive stress to the heel. A tight calf is often the biggest contributing cause! A condition known as Osgood-Schlatter disease is an inflammation of the area below the knee, where the tendon from the kneecap attaches to the shinbone and is a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Cures Runners Of Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), is another common injury that active children or adolescents can suffer from. Repetitive stress on the shinbone and the fascia that connect the muscles to the bones can cause inflammation and pain. This is especially true when sports are undertaken without warm-up or cool down exercise, or where there are underlying biomechanical factors such as flat feet, weak ankles, hips or core muscles. Mark Lin, the Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, played representative basketball during his childhood in Auckland and sustained numerous foot and ankle injuries during this time. Now as a father who is still active in social basketball and running, he understands the impact that such injuries can have on an active lifestyle, and the importance of managing and preventing such condition. Says Lin, “Chronic or recurring symptoms occur when there is an interference to the healing process such as scar tissues, biomechanical stress, structural misalignment, or repetitive strain. Our hands-on treatment techniques help to eliminate these obstacles to healing and to promote the body’s natural healing response. Footwork Podiatry offers a range of non-invasive rehabilitative techniques that they believe are the first line of treatment for foot and leg injuries in children. Their specialised techniques include foot mobilisation, Trigenics, and ART (Active Release Techniques). RELATED ARTICLE: Foot Podiatrist from Footwork Podiatry in North Shore Sydney CBD Sports Clinic Explains Sore Ankle Flexibility, Growing Pain and Flatfeet Footwear Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) is a manual therapeutic method that aims to naturally improve the position of the joints. The joints are taken through their natural motions to break up adhesions and restrictions, thereby allowing the body to naturally restore optimal biomechanics. TRIGENICS® is a neurological muscle assessment, treatment and training system which reprograms the way the brain communicates with the body. Principal Sports Podiatrist and Director for Footwork Podiatry, Mark Lin is the first Podiatrist in Australia to be trained and specialised in this unique neuro-muscular treatment system. Active Release Techniques® (ART) is an effective hands-on technique that reduces pain and improves movement and is globally recognised as a leading treatment for soft-tissue injury. “Our treatment modalities are safe, eliminate pain without medication or surgery and address the underlying biomechanical causes of foot and leg pain. Our specialised techniques are designed to ensure long term improvements, helping children to stay pain and injury free, achieve optimal function, and improve their overall sports performance.” Footwork Podiatry is situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers. Roseville Sydney CBD Sports Podiatry Recommends Heat And Ice For Foot And Leg Injuries 2019-05-20T21:00:56Z roseville-sydney-cbd-sports-podiatry-recommends-heat-and-ice-for-foot-and-leg-injuries Should You Use Heat, Ice, or Both for Foot and Leg Injuries? The use of heat, ice or both can be an effective first treatment for foot and leg injuries. But many people are unsure about which to use when, and the topic has generated a fair amount of debate. Using the wrong treatment at the wrong time, however, can do more harm than good, and further, prolong recovery time. It’s important therefore to clarify the conditions under which you should apply heat or ice. We spoke to Mark Lin and Wei Lee Sports Podiatrists at Footwork Podiatry in Sydney to find out the facts. RELATED ARTICLE: Roseville Sydney Sports Podiatry Foot Fungal Nail Infections Laser Therapy Solutions Heat increases blood flow "For muscle spasms, heat is your go-to application," says Lin, "Heat increases blood flow to the affected area, relaxes tight muscles and provides pain relief. Heat application can be a very effective strategy for managing chronic injuries." Lee says, "Athletes will often apply heat combined with massage prior to training or a match. This increases blood circulation and allows the muscles to stretch to optimal length. By increasing the muscles’ range of movement, heat and massage prepare the body for the rigorous exercise ahead." "Applying ice to muscle spasms will only further tighten the muscles, compounding the spasm and increasing the risk of further injury," Lin concludes. So when should you use ice? Lin says ice application is very effective for alleviating inflammation and soothing injured tissue. "Inflammation is seen as swelling, redness and tenderness to the touch in the affected area. This is an indication that the capillaries that run through the tissue have been damaged and are leaking blood and other fluids into the area." This damage is what causes inflammation and the use of ice is strongly recommended as a treatment. "It’s important to note that ice should always be wrapped in a cloth or towel before application and not be applied directly onto the skin," says Lee Methods for applying ice and the time intervals for application vary depending on the type of injury sustained. You should, therefore, consult with your practitioner before using ice treatment, to ensure that the injury is treated correctly. Using heat to treat inflammation or an acute injury can increase tissue bleeding and swelling, as heat causes the blood vessels to dilate. When heat is incorrectly used in a situation like this, it will exacerbate the condition and lengthen recovery time. When should a heat and ice combination be used? Lin says a combination of both heat and ice application is only recommended under certain conditions. "In the event of a torn or ruptured muscle, it should first be treated with ice to ease inflammation. Only once the inflammation has subsided can heat be used to relieve pain and speed up healing, by increasing blood flow to the area." "A technique utilising alternate hot and cold baths can be used to resolve inflammation and swelling, but once again it’s recommended that you seek professional advice before attempting this. If done incorrectly, you will run the risk of causing further damage," warns Lin. RELATED ARTICLE: Leading Sydney CBD and North Shore Sports Podiatrist Says Feet Problems Cause Low Back Pain, Footwork Podiatry Footwork Podiatry, situated in Roseville on Sydney’s North Shore and Sydney CBD, is there to help should you have an injury or condition that you think would benefit from heat or ice treatment. They offer advanced manual therapies and a holistic and corrective care approach, with a proven track record of success in resolving acute and chronic conditions, and they will gladly offer advice to get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible. For further information, visit the Sports and Podiatrist Clinic to book online, or call Mark Lin or Wei Lee and their friendly team on +61 2 9416 7889. The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment. Syndicated by Baxton Media, the Market Influencers.