Arthritis in Feet

Arthritis in Feet – Causes & Solutions Types of Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, Reactive arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, Scleroderma, Polymyalgia Rheumatica.  Osteoarthritis: A degenerative disease that causes thinning or destruction of cartilage, leaving the ends of bones unprotected. This causes pain, stiffness, swelling, deformity and decreased mobility of…

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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 “Sesame Seed” and in this…

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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 is the baseline level of…

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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 a big question: What to…

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Are you Pregnant and experiencing Foot Pain?

Women go through many common complaints throughout their pregnancy, and foot pain is one of the major complaints, and unfortunately is overlooked. Due to natural weight gain during pregnancy, a womens centre of gravity will alter, which places increased pressure on the joints in the lower back, legs, ankles and feet. The body also naturally…

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Do I Have a Heel Spur?

Did you know that no one, other than Superman, has X-Ray vision? Im sure this comes as no suprise, so the next time you’re told by a friend, a concerned family member, or health professional that you have a heel spur, and they are not wearing a red cape and underpants on the outside of…

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Foot Problems Can Cause Back Pain

Did you know that some back problems are directly related to poorly functioning feet and if you support and control the foot function, your back pain could be considerably reduced? If you’ve had ongoing back pain, you need to keep reading. Physiotherapists and Chiropractors treat more back problems than anyone else, and both are very good…

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