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Creaky Knees and Running – Mythbusters!

creaky knees

All right, so today what we’re going to talk about is creaky knees, knee arthritis and running. There’s a lot of talk out there that running will give you arthritis in your knees and is bad for your knees. One of the recent publications in the British Journal of Sports…

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Fungal Foot Infections – The Ongoing Battle

Fungal Foot Infection

Fungal Foot Infections are Common: Fungal foot infections are one of the most common reasons for patients coming into the clinic. Tinea Pedis is the most common fungal foot infection, and there are currently many topical applications that are suitable to treat this, like clotrimazole, miconazole and terbinafine. However, there…

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Runner’s Knee and Hip Pain

runner's knee and hip pain

What is Runner’s Knee and Hip Pain? The Iliotibial band (ITB) is a large fibrous structure which runs from high up on the hip, down the outside of your leg, to insert into the lower leg (tibia), just below the knee joint. The ITB can be felt by bending the…

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How to Treat a Verruca


What is a Verruca? A Verruca is a small viral skin lesion or (plantar wart) found on thebottom of the foot or toes, which closely resembles, and is often confused with a corn. Its size is usually under 1cm in diameter but can grow larger and can also occur in…

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Shin Splints – How Can We Help?

Shin Splints

What is Shin Splints? Shin splints is a common but very general term used to describe pain coming from the shin or lower leg area. Shin splints is not a specific diagnosis, and a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should be established to be most effective. Different tissue will…

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