What to Look for in a Shoe

What To Look for In a Shoe

What to Look for in a Shoe What is the most important characteristic about a shoe or feature of a shoe that you need to look for when you’re purchasing a new pair of shoes? Is it the colour? Is it the style? Is it the type of material that it’s made of? Is the…

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Creaky Knees and Running – Mythbusters!

creaky knees

All right, so today what we’re going to talk about is creaky knees, knee arthritis and running. There’s a lot of talk out there that running will give you arthritis in your knees and is bad for your knees. One of the recent publications in the British Journal of Sports Medicine recently, disputes that, and…

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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

What is it Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction? Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction (PTTD) is where the large tendon joining the bones in the arch of your foot to a large muscle in your calf becomes stretched and loses its strength and ability to function properly.This all occurs with pain and often swelling in the area, particularly…

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Plantar Fibroma? Let us Help!

Plantar Fibroma

What is a Plantar Fibroma? A plantar fibroma is a benign (non-malignant) nodule that forms within the soft tissue (plantar fascia) under the feet. The plantar fascia is a band of fibrous tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. Unfortunately, plantar fibromas are unlikely to get smaller or go away. The causes of…

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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 is the injury of the…

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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 growth plate in the heel…

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Diafactory Kit

diafactory kit

Andrew here from Waikato Podiatry Clinic. If I had to think back on 20 years of podiatry and think about one of the most significant advances in podiatry, it would have to be probably this diafactory kit here. Diafactory Kit So this diafactory kit is an in clinic sample test that we’re able to run…

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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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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

shin pain during lockdown

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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