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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Simple Toe Dressing

Today what we’re going to do is we’re going to do just a normal dressing on a toe. 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. Just to be sure that…

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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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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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Appropriate Footwear: 4 Features to Focus on

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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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