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Great Ideas for Foot and Lower Leg health

Life is full of opportunities that we want to grab with both hands. However a moments though on how best to protect and look after our feet and lower legs and could pay dividends in the future. Here are many great ideas that just may keep you on your feet .



Plantar Fascial Tear 

Jack Viney Melbourne star and co-captain Jack Viney suffered a foot injury the weekend before last that could keep him sidelined for up to six weeks. Aside from being a major blow to the Demons' AFL finals hopes, if this foot injury is not managed appropriately it could become an ongoing problem for Viney. It is understood that he had previously been suffering from an aggravated plantar fascia with a small plantar fascial tear. Read More...



5 tips on avoid foot or leg injuries this preseason 

Runner training smart to avoid injury this preseason.No matter what sport you play...football, netball, tennis...preseason training is about to kick off. For many suburban sporting clubs and sports people it already has. This time of year is often one where each club or team is trying to out do their competitors by training harder and getting fitter but it is also a time where old injuries return or new ones develop. The best thing you can do this season to get that edge over your competitors is prepare better to avoid injury. Below are a few simple tips on how to avoid foot and leg injuries this preseason. Read More...



Ingrown Toenails 

Ingrown toe nailsIf you have ever suffered from an ingrown toenail you will be quick to agree that the pain associated with it can be incredible! The sharp pain caused along the edge or at the corner of your nail when wearing closed footwear makes it feel like the nail is digging into your skin. Well…it actually is.

An ingrown nail occurs when a sharp corner or side of your nail presses and digs into the skin next to the nail edge. Once this nail pierces the skin, your toe and the surrounding area often becomes red and is painful to touch.  Read More...



Put a spring in your step! 

Spring weatherDo you have your feet ready for the spring?

Spring has arrived everyone! Despite the recent changes and inconsistency in Melbourne's weather, when thinking of spring, I often think of warm weather, blossoming flowers and the races at Flemmington. For most of us, spring signals vibrance, change and regrowth. It is the time of year where we come out of hibernation, shed out winter clothes and head out into the sunshine in search of warmth.  Read More...



Achilles Tendon Rupture 

Andrew Swallow Achilles Tendon RuptureInjured North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow is looking at a 12 month break from the sport he loves. Two weeks ago, Swallow gathered the ball in space during the third quarter against cross town rival, Melbourne at Etihad Stadium when he collapsed with no one around him.

North Melbourne went on to win the game by 122 points without their leader at the helm; Swallow ruptured his Achilles tendon and required surgery to repair it. The durable on-baller had not missed a game since early in the 2009 season and now faces substantial time on the sideline. Read More...

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