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Author: SoleLution

Achilles tendinopathy is one of the most common overuse injuries that occurs globally. In 1998, Hakan Alfredson developed a specialised progressive exercise program that is commonly used today among health practitioners. This protocol uses the concept of eccentric loading of the Achilles tendon, which aims to improve its ability to withstand forces and stress. There is increasing evidence that this concept produces favourable outcomes for patients compared with other types of...

At Sole-Lution Podiatry, one of the most common questions we get asked is “How can you tell if your running shoes are worn out and/or need to be replaced?” Many shoe stores will give you a rough estimate such as 9-12 months or 500-750km but we know that doesn’t apply to most people. After discussing amongst ourselves here at the clinic, these are the signs that indicate that your shoes...

Spiky Massage Balls are often used as a home remedy to help with the build up of myofascial tension in the body. They work by reducing muscle tension, improving blood flow, increasing bodily awareness and aid in injury prevention and rehabilitation. This, thereby, increases range of motion of the associated joints. So why use it before you run? During running gait, the ankle range of motion travels rapidly from 10 degrees...

We know how it happens, now what’s something we can do to get rid of this pain? As discussed in the previous blog, plantar fasciitis is a disorder of the thick, fibrous connective tissue that runs underneath the balls of our feet and inserts in our heel. Below are a few tips to relieve some of the pain: Give it some warmth! Place a warm wheat bag underneath your heel, right...

You wake up one morning. You’re ready for the day ahead, only for your first step out of bed to slow you down! This raging pain underneath your foot is something you’ve never felt before. Don’t worry, Dr. Google says this is an easy fix. He says you’ve got plantar fasciitis and that massaging and stretching will help it go away. You try this for a couple of days but...