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Plantar fasciitis

Teri BurgessThis article covers Plantar Fasciitis and is provided by Teri Burgess, resident Physiotherapist, from time-to-run Cape Town

Plantar Fasciitis Definition and Treatment

Definition: An inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick fibrous band of tissue in the bottom of the foot which runs from the heel to the base of the toes. When placed under too much stress, the plantar fascia stretches too far and tears, [Read more…]

Runner’s knee

Teri BurgessThis article covers Runner’s Knee (also known as Chondromalacia) and is provided by Teri Burgess, resident Physiotherapist, from time-to-run Cape Town

Runner’s Knee Definition and Treatment

Definition: A softening or wearing away and cracking of the cartilage under the kneecap, resulting in pain and inflammation. The cartilage becomes like sandpaper because the kneecap is not riding smoothly over the knee. [Read more…]

Shin Splints Treatment

Teri BurgessThis article covers Shin Splints and is provided by Teri Burgess, resident Physiotherapist, from time-to-run Cape Town

Shin Splints Definition and Treatment

Definition: Inflammation of the muscle attachments and interosseous membranes to the tibia (shin bone) on the inside of the front of the lower leg. Note: “shin splints” is a very widely used phrase and can refer to several lower leg injuries. The focus of this description is specifically on the inflammation described above. [Read more…]

Achilles Tendonitis

Teri BurgessThis article covers Achilles Tendonitis and is provided by Teri Burgess, resident Physiotherapist, from time-to-run Cape Town

Achilles Tendonitis Definition and Treatment

Definition: Inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles is the large tendon connecting the two major calf muscles, gastrocnemius and soleus, to the back of the heel bone. Under too much stress, the tendon tightens and is forced to work too hard. This causes it to become inflamed (that is tendinitis), and, over time, can produce a covering of scar tissue, which is less flexible than the tendon. If the inflamed Achilles continues to be stressed, it can tear or rupture. [Read more…]

ITB – iliotibial band syndrome

Teri BurgessThis article covers ITB – iliotibial band syndrome and is provided by Teri Burgess, resident Physiotherapist, from time-to-run Cape Town

ITB – iliotibial band syndrome and Treatment

Definition: Pain and inflammation on the outside of the knee, where the iliotibial band (a muscle on the outside of the thigh) becomes tendinous, and results in a friction syndrome by rubbing against the femur (thigh bone) as it runs alongside the knee joint. [Read more…]