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What Are The Best Footwear For Sore Heels?

Everyday items can hold more importance than one would think. Shoes, for instance, are an instrumental part of healing from conditions like Plantar Fasciitis. However a shoe that doesn’t support or protect the foot, like walking barefoot, has the opposite effect and can cause or irritate the condition. This poses…

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Can my Injury affect my Mental Fitness?

When we are injured physically, most of the time we do not think about the potential effects on our mental health or how our mental health might be affected. it is very important to consider because it affects the experience a patient is having at the time of their injury.…

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The Very Best Way to Stop Your Heels Hurting in the Morning

What is a Pre-Load Stretch? One of the most common features of Plantar Fasciitis is the heel and arch pain you first get out of bed in the morning, it’s a sharp, shooting pain under your heel. In Podiatry, this is what we refer to as “First Step Pain”. It…

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How much is Enough? Increasing Movement and Mobility with Footwear Modifications

Footwear modifications increased Understanding and Improved Patient Outcomes at Waikato Podiatry Clinic; I recently presented on this topic at the Podiatry New Zealand conference and was met with good reception from Podiatrists around this idea.      In more severe cases where the lower limb angles are higher.   Standardised…

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A Ripple Effect: How Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy came to Podiatry.

Have you ever been in to see the Podiatrist and wondered what some of those machines in the room do? One of them is probably for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) because of the great pain-relieving effects on musculoskeletal areas. But how did we discover that shockwaves can be healing?  Timeline…

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