Parkside Blog


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Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgery or a Boot?

The Achilles tendon is the most frequently torn tendon in the human body. It’s a major injury which takes months to recover. For decades, surgical repair of the tendon was the most common treatment, but since walking boots have become popular recently, non-surgical treatment using a specialised boot has become more popular.

So which one is better? Surgery or a boot? As usual, it depends!Read More

Plantar Fascia: The Runner’s Arch-Enemy

Plantar fasciitis is a painful heel condition that affects more than 1 in 10 of us over a lifetime. It’s caused by pain coming from the strong soft tissue in our arch where it attaches to the inner side of the heel bone.

Plantar fasciitis is best known for disabling pain when taking the first steps on getting up out of bed, or out of a chair. It also stops you being able to stand, walk or run. Worst of all, almost half of those with plantar fascia pain report ongoing problems 10 years later!!Read More

High Heels Help Achilles Problems?

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High heels can help Achilles tendinopathy

Well, not exactly high heels, but a heel lift placed in your shoes.  A recent study from LaTrobe Uni in Melbourne compared placing 12mm heel lifts in shoes to a common exercise protocol and recorded the response over 12 weeks.  They found that both groups improved, and that the group who wore the heel raises improved slightly more. What’s going on here you may ask?  Let’s explain…..Read More

Don’t let these ankle sprain mistakes cost you a semi finals appearance!

As we get to the business end of winter sport season, we usually get a rush of last-minute rehab for ankle sprains that all of a sudden become extremely important when semi-finals are coming up. Here’s a few of the biggest mistakes we see with ankle sprains and DIY rehabRead More

Brace VS Tape? Which is best for Ankle Sprains

We’ve had a lot of feedback following last week’s blog about Ankle Sprains and the worrying statistics showing how many of you will have long-term complications following an ankle sprain.

One of the most common topics people ask us about ankle sprains is whether they should use a brace or tape, and which one is better?Read More