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 become loose or hypermobile. In…

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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 and crossing them over like…

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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 of strapping that you will…

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Covid-19 Info as of 26 November 2021

Andrew Jones in PPE

As a health service, Waikato Podiatry Clinic is now open in level 2 for those who need treatment. In the interest of the safety for all of our patients and our staff, we are well-prepared to see patients during the current Covid environment and wherever that may lead next. We have detailed procedures for keeping…

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Appropriate Footwear: 4 Features to Focus on

Inappropriate Footwear slippers

Appropriate Footwear¬† Why the right footwear is one of the most important decisions for your health and independence¬† Our risk of falling during normal daily life significantly increases as we age. Approximately 30-40% of elderly individuals fall each year – with 5-15% of these falls resulting in serious injury. Such injuries are damaging to physical,…

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Lockdown Shin Pain

https://youtu.be/uNNLIXl-EB8 Hi, everybody, I hope the lockdown has been going well for you, or as well as it can go. We’ve got a phenomenon that we’re going to call “lockdown shin”, or “COVID shin”. A lot of people have been doing a lot more walking since being in lockdown and we’ve had some reports of…

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Glidesride Review

Okay, so what I’m going to talk about today is a wear test that I did on this Glide Ride 2, an Asics shoe. As you can see, it’s got quite an accentuated rocker in through the forefoot. It’s probably one of the more aggressive forefoot rockers that I have run in or used. I’m…

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Forefoot Changes

My name is Amy and I’m a podiatrist at Waikato Podiatry Clinic. You may have noticed this doesn’t look like a podiatry clinic today because we’re in lockdown level four. But rest assured podiatrists are still talking feet. Today I thought I’d do a little video on forefoot anomalies. We see a lot of complications…

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Children’s Heel Pain vs Screen Time

Being a parent, I know how it feels to be constantly battling to keep your kids off screens. With young people, the idea of trying to keep them as active as possible, is really exciting for parents, and important for their general health, both physical and mental. So when they develop an injury, and they’re…

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Arch Pain

Today we’re going to talk about the arches of the foot. We often hear mainly about the medial longitudinal arch. This is traditionally what is referred to when people are talking about the arch of their foot. But what is less well known is that we actually have two other arches, we have this lateral…

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