Tag Archives: foot pain

The Essentials – Legs, Feet and Ankles

A number of common situations can result in foot, ankle and leg problems. First there is the sprained ankle. This is weakness in the muscles and ligaments that should be strapping the joint firmly together. Ligaments, which are an inelastic strapping over joints can be too elastic. This can be an inherited, from a previous […]

Leg Muscle Tension

Excessive tension in the muscles of the leg limits range of motion in the foot and ankle. This could be preventing the foot from flexing up and down thus placing more strain on the spring dynamic of the foot and also on the muscle attachments to the bone. This commonly presents as Achilles tendon inflammation at the […]

Muscle Crossover

Why do I have a pain in my foot when I actually have a shoulder strain? Because of the muscle crossover, the problems can spread up into the pelvis, hips and lower back or problems can refer down from there. Pain in the groin can be any number of issues coming from a range of […]

Foot and Ankle Common Problems

Our legs, feet and ankles do a huge amount of work, which is why for some people they can get really sore. Our feet are like springs. They have arches length ways and across the fore foot acting like shock absorbers when we stand, walk and run. These arches are held and maintained by muscles and ligaments […]

What is Stretch for Life?

Stretch for Life is a stretching and strengthening program devised by Stretch for Life founder, Osteopath Tim Judd. More about Tim here. This stretching programme is the result of 20 years as a practicing Osteopath. As Tim remembers: Patients would often forget the exercises I prescribed and as I could not find a credible source […]