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What is Heel Bursitis?

Heel Bursitis is a condition where one of the bursae at the back of the heel becomes swollen, inflamed and painful. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that cushions muscles, tendons and joints. There are 3 main types of…

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What is Bursitis?

Bursas are fluid filled sacs located between bone, muscles, tendons and skin. A bursa’s function is to reduce pressure and friction between these tissues by providing cushioning and lubrication during movement. When a bursa is irritated or inflamed causing pain,…

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What are Heel Spurs?

Heel spurs are described as a boney outgrowth on the bottom of the heel bone (calcaneus) that extends into underlying soft tissue of the foot. Heel spurs are often linked with plantar fasciitis. The protrusion of the boney heel spur…

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What is Posterior Tibialis Tendinopathy?

The Tibialis Posterior tendon originates from the deep posterior upper calf region, and travels down past the medial ankle region and attaches onto multiple bones in the foot. Its main role is to invert the foot (roll the foot outwards)…

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What are Shin Splints?

Shin Splints refers to pain experienced along the inside, lower third of the leg or ‘shin’ region and is a common complaint of long distance runners. Medical practitioners rarely use the term ‘Shin Splints’ as there is a range of…

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common condition responsible for pain under the heel and/or under the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band that spans from underneath the heel to the front of the toes. …

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