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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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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Heel Cracks

heel cracks

Andrew here from Waikato Podiatry Clinic with another tip to keep you active and healthy and on your feet this summer. Heel cracks are something that we see a lot of at this time of year. Usually heel cracks or heel fissures are they’re sometimes known come about because during the winter, you’ve spent most…

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Help for Children’s Flat Feet

Flat Feet

What is Flat Feet? This is a condition which commonly presents in children and adolescents. Foot shape and posture are mostly genetic and therefore mostly hereditary. At Waikato Podiatry Clinic, we assess every child individually with the aim of providing care that can improve foot function and posture, while addressing any concerns you may have…

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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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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

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

simple 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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Live Stronger for Longer

exercise for longer life

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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