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What to Look for in a Shoe

What To Look for In a Shoe

What to Look for in a Shoe What is the most important characteristic about a shoe or feature of a shoe that you need to look for when you’re purchasing a new pair of shoes? Is it the colour? Is it the style? Is it the type of material that…

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World’s Best Gumboots

World's Best Gumboots

  World’s Best Gumboots Heading into winter from autumn in the Waikato, one of the most important types of footwear that we have are gumboots. Going into calving, it’s cold, it’s wet, you’re up to your knees in mud, you really need a good gumboot to make life a little…

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Plantar Plate Injuries

Plantar Plate

Plantar Plate Injuries fall under the category of forefoot pain problems, but they make up a significant percentage of forefoot problems so I have decided to discuss this condition exclusively. What Is the Plantar Plate? The plantar plate is a fibrous structure that has a cartilaginous plate that makes the…

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The Risks of Getting Your Nails Done

Getting your nails done

Getting your Nails Done Nail bars have significantly increased in their number and popularity in recent years. It is now commonplace to see them in shopping centres and on your local high street. Hygiene in nail bars is super important, as bacteria, fungi and viruses can be easily transferred from…

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Warts – Let Us Help You!


Oral Zinc for Treatment of Warts Plantar warts are always a challenge for a clinician, and recently, taking zinc orally has been suggested as an adjunct whilst undergoing wart treatment. The first study on the effectiveness of oral zinc was published in 2002, in the British Journal of Dermatology (BJD).…

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