SEVER’S DISEASE

Sever's Disease

If you’re a young basketballer/netballer/footballer and have heel pain when playing basketball or sports involving running or jumping, you may have a particular growth pain disorder called Sever’s Disease. What is Sever’s Disease? It is a condition (not a disease) usually affecting 9-15-year-olds that occurs at the back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon […]

NOCTURNAL LEG CRAMPS

leg pain

Nocturnal leg cramps can lead to a rude awakening: you’re suddenly sleepless and in pain in the middle of the night.  Symptoms of nocturnal leg cramps include excruciating contractions of the calf muscles, and sometimes of the foot muscles as well.  Nocturnal leg cramps are true cramps and not spasms. The muscle remains in a cramped […]

CALF MUSCLE STRAIN/TEAR

Woman with calf strain or tear

Sharp stabbing, tearing sensation in your calf whilst accelerating, jumping or running? You may have sustained a calf strain/tear. What is a calf muscle strain/tear? A calf strain/tear is usually an acute injury where the muscle fibres in your calf are overstretched or torn resulting in a degree of damage to the muscle. This generally […]

ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY

If you have pain in your Achilles tendon (at the back of your ankle), a stiff ankle in the morning and are involved in a sport that has repetitive activity such as running you may have Achilles Tendinopathy. What is Achilles tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse condition of the tendon that commonly occurs in […]