5 warning signs of foot and leg pain in children

It is not normal for children to experience foot or lower limb pain, and there is no such thing as “growing pains.” Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, should be assessed by a podiatrist straight away. Many foot or lower limb problems during adulthood stem from untreated […]

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Is it really shin splints? Here is another cause of shin pain.

Shin pain and the tibialis anterior muscle   Shin pain is a very common issue with many recreational and competitive athletes. There are a few types and causes of shin pain, but in this post we will be looking into shin pain caused by the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle. The muscle runs from the front […]

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What’s Causing My Morning Heel Pain (Post-Static Dyskinesia)?

Does the following sound familiar to you…? After a relaxing night’s sleep, you step out of bed to get ready to take on another day. Suddenly you’re stopped in your tracks as you experience a sharp, stabbing pain in your heel. It hurts so bad that you are hesitant to take another step and just […]

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ITB Syndrome: a common cause of knee pain

What is ITB Syndrome? ITB syndrome (ITBS) is the second most common overuse knee pain amongst athletes, affecting up to 12% of all runners and 15% of all cyclists. ITBS initially presents as a local sharp pain on the outside of the knee when doing activity. However, if it is not addressed early the pain can […]

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Get your Desk Set up Right- 5 tips to help your neck and back pain

Get your Desk Set up Right- 5 tips to help your neck and back pain At OPH we frequently see patients present with neck & back pain stemming from poor posture in their workplace. On average office workers sit at their desk for 5 hours a day, adding up to 1,200 hours a year. That’s […]

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Runners Toe with OnePointHealth

Runners Toe AKA ‘The Black Plague’ for Runners For most people, training for a major event is often accompanied by a variety of injuries. Commonly these injuries are minor. However, they can be detrimental to your preparation, forcing you to reduce training frequency and/or intensity. For me one of these injuries was a bruised toenail, AKA […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – The Cause of Heel Pain in Adults

Background  The plantar fascia is a broad band of connective tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot that runs from the heel bone (calcaneus) to the forefoot (metatarsals). Plantar fasciitis is a common clinical condition caused by overuse or acute injury direct to the plantar fascia. Inflammation, thickening, and a decreased blood supply […]

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5 things you didn’t know about back pain

1. Back pain is common and normal Eighty-five percent of people will experience an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime. Importantly, how we feel can influence the amount of pain we feel, stress, low mood, catastrophisation and worry influence back pain. 2. Scans are rarely needed Both practitioners and members of the public […]

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Non-surgical management of shoulder pain

Shoulder pain presentations are a common complaint in a clinical setting and some research suggests of the individuals that have new episodes of shoulder pain and that do not seek treatment: 70% will still have pain after 6 weeks. 50% will still have pain after 6 months. 40% will still have pain after one year. At OnePontHealth […]

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Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, meaning motivation and activity levels are peaking! Here are 6 ways to stay injury free training this spring getting ready for that summer body. 1. Strength training Strength training helps to increase tissue tolerance and endurance through loading. In recent studies strength exercises have shown a tendency toward reducing injury rates. […]

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