Running Shoes

How long do running shoes last? Whether you are a casual walker, doing your next boot camp or training for a marathon it is important to have the correct footwear to prevent injury. Running in old or worn-out shoes can lead to discomfort and injuries. Over time, your running shoes lose shock absorption, cushioning, and

Sporting injuries…. What should I do?

I have an injury AMA Podiatry see many runners and triathletes who become injured. For many patients a definite diagnosis is the clear goal in helping their recovery process and getting them back to the sport they love. But often many are unsure of what to do and how to act to ensure that fast

What Are Heel Spurs?

A heel spur (or osteophyte) is a small bony growth or collection of bony growths on the back or underside of the heel. Calcium deposits build on the underside of the heel bone and this process takes a long time to form. For some heel pain is very common and often painful. There are many

Corns and Callus – The Heightened Risk

Developing Corns & Callus It is often unknown but many people maybe at a heighten risk of developing callus and corns. With cases being presented in age ranges from adolescents through the elderly, presenting more often than what we would expect. Some common populations: Advanced Age As you age the loculated fat padding in your

Corns and Callus – Why Do they Occur?

Quite frequently at AMA Podiatry, patients are presenting with corns and callus which are often wrongly accepted as factors of everyday life. It is important to say that not all corns and callus are symptomatic, with many patients presenting to the clinic for other pathology with these problems being incidental findings. Despite the common nature

Nonsurgical Foot Treatments

Podiatrist may recommend nonsurgical foot treatments first Many times, I have patients come to AMA Podiatry because they were advised that surgery was the only way to fix their specific case. In truth what they’re looking for is an end to their chronic pain as soon as possible. However, in most cases, surgery isn’t a

Feet Swelling and Leg Pain During Pregnancy?

A guide to combat foot pain. No two pregnancies are exactly alike, even if you’ve been through the process before. And sometimes your body’s response to the demands of growing a new life trickle down to affect your feet and legs. One complaint that many of us have is muscle cramps at night and swelling during the day.

Sports Podiatry Running Techniques

Sports podiatry involves the diagnoses and treatment of lower limb injuries including the foot and ankle. As a regular runner himself, jarred has noticed many common tendencies with lower limb injuries and how it can be contributed to the way a person runs and the footwear that they use. Running technique accounts for many overuse lower limb injuries we often see at AMA Podiatry, with the most common in being plantar fasciitis, Achilles pain and shin splints.

Children and sports injuries

What you need to know As another year rolls along children and sports begin to call. Children and teenage sports are a great way to engage their minds in teamwork and physical activity. But, for some kids over training and exposure to excessive levels of physical activity can present an increased risk of injury. So how do you recognize when a sports injury is minor, or more serious? AMA Podiatry can help you know what to do about them.