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NOVEMBER E-NEWSLETTER

Performance Podiatry


Monthly News November 2012


Welcome to the November newsletter from Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy.




Practice News
 
 
Performance Podiatry's brothers Ben and Kent have been heavily involved in furthering podiatric sports medicine and falls prevention. 

Kent Sweeting has been elected to the board of Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine (AAPSM). His position involves overseeing training of graudate podiatrists in the field of Sports Podiatry. Also, Kent is charing the AAPSM research committee which will fund Sports Podiatry research for Masters and PHD students.




Ben Sweeting recently gave a presentation as part of the Stay Standing program - a falls prevention and wellness program. Ben has also been asked to contribute to a leading falls prevention textbook. 


 







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Anterior Impingement Syndrome
 
Anterior impingement syndrome refers to compression or impingement of the structures at the front (anterior) of the ankle joint. It is caused when structures are impinged between the shin bone (tibia) and the foot bone (talus) which form the ankle joint.

                                                   

How does it happen?
When the foot is dorsiflexed or toes are bought back towards your head the structures at the front of the ankle may become impinged leading to inflammation and swelling. As a result, each time the foot is dorsiflexed the structures become impinged. This can occur in sports that require repetitive dorsiflexion ie kicking sports or ballet.

How does it feel?
Primarily pain is felt at the front of the ankle joint. You may also suffer stiffness and loss of range of movement at the ankle.

What should you do?
If you have or suspect you have anterior impingement syndrome, you should consult your nearest Sports Medicine professional.

What shouldn't you do?
You should not ignore the problem. Your recovery may be prolonged and it may take longer to return to participation in activities.

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