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Forefoot Pain – How can we Help?

Forefoot Pain

What is Forefoot Pain? There are many different types and causes of forefoot pain. Some common conditions are: Morton’s Neuroma Morton’s Neuroma is by far the best known forefoot pathology. A Morton’s neuroma is a lump of nerve tissue fibers that occurs between the bones of the forefoot. Sesamoiditis Sesamoiditis…

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Children’s Heel Pain (Sever’s Disease)

sever's disease

What is Sever’s Disease? This condition affects growing bone in the heel and is called Sever’s Disease. Severs often affects physically active children within the age range of around 8-14 years. Severs is one of a group of disorders known as “Osteochondroses”.  At around 8 years of age the secondary…

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Heel Cracks

heel cracks

Andrew here from Waikato Podiatry Clinic with another tip to keep you active and healthy and on your feet this summer. Heel cracks are something that we see a lot of at this time of year. Usually heel cracks or heel fissures are they’re sometimes known come about because during…

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Help for Children’s Flat Feet

Flat Feet

What is Flat Feet? This is a condition which commonly presents in children and adolescents. Foot shape and posture are mostly genetic and therefore mostly hereditary. At Waikato Podiatry Clinic, we assess every child individually with the aim of providing care that can improve foot function and posture, while addressing…

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Bunions – We can Help!

Bunions

What is a Bunion? A bunion (Hallux Abductovalgus) 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 a slow dislocation of the joint. This condition presents as a deviation of the angle within the…

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