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Sesamoiditis – How Can We Help?

Sesamoiditis is a common condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot, specifically under the big toe joint. The sesamoid bones are two small bones located under the big toe joint within 9 tendons that run to the end of the big toe. A sesamoid is greek for…

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Do I need an Xray or a Scan?

This is a question we hear often at Waikato Podiatry, and here are some guides to help you better understand the role of imaging in podiatry and when it can help.   Firstly, lets look at the different types of imaging and what they can and cannot offer. X-Ray X-Ray…

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Swift Microwave Therapy for the treatment of Verrucas

Swift Microwave Therapy for the treatment of Verrucas

What is a Swift Machine? The Swift machine is a recently new treatment that we have here at the Waikato Podiatry clinic. We are the only clinic in the Waikato that has one of these units. The Swift machine is used for treating plantar warts, or verrucae. How Successful is…

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Beware of the Footwear Police!

We often get asked this time of year if it is okay to wear bare feet or jandles in the summer. Of course it is okay to use these in the summer occasionally, but when doing so, please bare in mind that this will likely be a different situation to…

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Reduce Your Injuries by First Understanding Footwear Cushioning

Footwear technology has come a long way over the past fifty or so years, yet many athletes and weekend warriors still get injured. Looks can be decieving   Many patients with common foot injuries will tell us they decided to start excersizing again for fitness or to lose wight, so…

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