Post-Op Infection – Things to Look For

Post-op infection

Andrew Jones gives tips for things to look for after nail surgery – what you should be concerned about in terms of a possible infection.     https://waikatopodiatry.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Post-Op-Infection-Things-to-Look-For_YouTube_Revised.mp4.mp4

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Achilles Tendinitis? Let us Help you!

Achilles Tendinitis

What is Achilles Tendinitis? Achilles Tendinitis (AT) refers to pain in the Achilles Tendon. This tendon (tendons join muscle to bone), is responsible for attaching the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the body (able to withstand forces of up to 12 x bodyweight). How…

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Managing Toe Infections

Today what we’re going to do is we’re going to have a look at and talk about some infections. Usually, infections will be secondary to a break in the skin. They can also be inter-digitally or between the toes. But for a case example, what we’re going to use today is an infection secondary to…

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Wearing Jandals

Hi, Andrew here from Waikato Podiatry Clinic. One of the questions that we’re asked a lot at this time of year about jandals and summer footwear: Do they cause problems? Are they okay for me to wear? Should I be wearing them at all? Everyone’s a little bit different and so it’s not a one…

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The Healing Power of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave

What are RPW shockwaves and how do they work? It is probably easiest to think about this modality as a “tissue reboot”, not unlike rebooting a computer system. The tissue involving collagen in our bodies has a tendency to become disorganised and confused in the healing cascade, much like an overloaded computer. If we reboot…

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Simple Toe Dressing

toe dressing

Today what we’re going to do is we’re going to do just a simple toe dressing. Toes can be quite tricky to dress and so there’s a couple of little techniques and things that we can do here to try to help make that a little bit easier. How to Apply a Simple Toe Dressing:…

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Bunions

Bunions

What is it? A bunion, 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 even a slow dislocation of the joint. This condition presents as a deviation of the angle within the big toe and the ball…

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Live Stronger for Longer

What we’re going to talk about today is falls and the loss of confidence and the effect that having a fall can have on an elderly person. It might be your parents or your grandparents. ACC has recognized that this is a real issue and there is a great organization that is set up throughout…

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Hypermobile Joints

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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