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How to Treat and Prevent Heel Cracks

How to Treat and Prevent Heel Cracks

After a long hot summer, it’s the perfect time to discuss a common foot woe: heel cracks. These pesky cracks can be not only painful but also lead to infections if left untreated. Let’s explore why they occur and what you can do to keep your heels smooth and crack-free…

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Blister Treatment

Blister Treatment For the feet that have completed the Kirikiriroa half marathon this weekend, congratulations to you! While the body may have a few aches and pains over the next few days we thought some blister advice for those who have suffered may be helpful. A blister occurs in the…

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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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