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Causes of Forefoot Pain

There are numerous causes of forefoot pain. The following are some of the more common conditions that we see. Morton’s Neuroma A neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue fibres in the forefoot. A Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the nerve tissue that occurs in between the toes most…

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Heel Pain

A painful heel

Disabling pain affecting the heel is one of the most common foot conditions we treat! Heel pain can be broken down into a number of different conditions which are treated differently. A number of things can have an impact on the type of heel pain that is involved. For example, in…

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Heel Spurs

X ray of a heel spur

Heel Spurs occur in 20-40% of people A lot of heel pain is attributed to heel spurs. A heel spur is a bony growth that grows from the underside of the heel. While this can result in heel pain, it does not cause all of the pain, as there is…

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How Bad is my Bunion?

A severe bunion

A bunion is the bony part that pokes out the side of the big toe joint as it progressively bends. The severity of a bunion is often gauged by the angle of deviation at the toe. X-rays are helpful for this and can be ordered at the Waikato Podiatry Clinic…

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Fallen Arches

Rear view of flat feet or fallen arches

Fallen arch is one way of describing a flat foot. It can sometimes be the cause of ongoing problems such as lower back pain, knee pain, ankle pain and shin pain. The reason for a flat foot (or flat feet) is often due to the alignment of the bones within…

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