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Are You Experiencing Knee Pain?

Are you Experiencing Knee Pain?  Knee Pain Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is the most common cause of knee pain that affects the front of the knee joint. Pain often presents around the front of the knee and may feel as if it is coming from the centre of the knee…

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How Fast Do Children’s Feet Grow?

When we treat a child with foot and leg pain at Waikato Podiatry Clinic, the treatment often includes excersises, footwear recommendations, and in some cases, custom-made arch supports (orthotics) Parents sometimes have a concern about costs and how long orthotics and quality footwear will last because their child’s foot is…

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Arthritis in Feet

Arthritis in Feet – Causes & Solutions Types of Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, Reactive arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, Scleroderma, Polymyalgia Rheumatica.  Osteoarthritis: A degenerative disease that causes thinning or destruction of cartilage, leaving the ends of bones unprotected. This causes pain, stiffness, swelling,…

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Sesamoiditis – How Can We Help?

Sesamoiditis is a common condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot, specifically under the big toe joint. The sesamoid bones are two small bones located under the big toe joint within 9 tendons that run to the end of the big toe. A sesamoid is greek for…

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Do I need an Xray or a Scan?

This is a question we hear often at Waikato Podiatry, and here are some guides to help you better understand the role of imaging in podiatry and when it can help.   Firstly, lets look at the different types of imaging and what they can and cannot offer. X-Ray X-Ray…

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