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Bunions

Bunion

What is it? A bunion, or a ‘bony prominence’ at the great toe joint, is a deformity that can often lead to difficulty with footwear, as well as pain from osteoarthritis and even a slow dislocation of the joint. This condition presents as a deviation of the angle within the…

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Live Stronger for Longer

What we’re going to talk about today is falls and the loss of confidence and the effect that having a fall can have on an elderly person. It might be your parents or your grandparents. ACC has recognized that this is a real issue and there is a great organization…

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Hypermobile Joints

Hypermobile Joints

Hypermobile Joints, also known as being ‘double jointed,’ or Ligamentous Laxity Ligaments are short bands of tough and flexible connective tissue which connect bones together at the joints. Approximately 5% of the population may experience ligamentous laxity, which is when the ligaments are more stretchy than normal and the joints…

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Stirrup Strapping

Stirrup Strapping | Andrew Jones | Waikato Podiatry Clinic

Today what I’m going to talk to you about is a stirrup strap. It’s a really handy little strap that’s used to help stabilize digits and toes. Basically what we’re doing with it as we’re wrapping it around the top, bringing that around to the plantar surface underneath the foot…

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Arch/Heel Pain Strapping

So we’ve been talking about plantar heel pain and one of the treatment modalities that we talked about was strapping. You can have some very gratifying effects of simple strapping for plantar heel pain or plantar fasciitis and we’re going to have a look now at a very simple type…

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