Month: June 2019

Soccer ankle injuries – what young players need to know

Ankle sprains are a common injury in young soccer players and can cause significant disruption to a season.  Unfortunately many patients who experience one lateral ankle sprain go on to develop long term instability and recurrent injuries to the same ankle. Data shows that being actively involved in regular soccer increases your risk of having …

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What is Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s syndrome)

By Peter Foley (Registered Podiatrist) It is not uncommon for enthusiastic adolescent athletes in late primary school and early high school to experience significant pain in their heels when participating in sport. The most common cause of heel pain in patients of this age is calcaneal apophysitis (sometimes called Sever’s syndrome). What is Calcaneal apophysis? …

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