Peter Foley

Peter Foley

Does your child walk with “duck feet”? They may have a Tarsal Coalition

Painful ankles, unusual stiff walking, inability to stand on outside borders of the feet?  These can all be possible signs of a tarsal coalition.  Tarsal coalitions are an infrequent but often mis-diagnosed cause of foot pain.   What are Tarsal Coalitions? Coalitions are connections between the tarsal (rearfoot) bones that are not seen in the majority of the …

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Calcaneal apophysitis (Sever’s syndrome)

By Peter Foley (Registered Podiatrist) It is not uncommon for enthusiastic 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? Calcaneal …

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