Plantar Plate Injuries

Plantar Plate

Plantar Plate Injuries fall under the category of forefoot pain problems, but they make up a significant percentage of forefoot problems so I have decided to discuss this condition exclusively. What Is the Plantar Plate? The plantar plate is a fibrous structure that has a cartilaginous plate that makes the tissue stiffer than normal ligaments…

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Two Feet Away from Better Golf

Foot Positioning Matters for Golf So, you’ve bought yourself a golf bag and buggy, clubs, plenty of balls for the water hazards, golf shoes and even decided to have a few lessons to prevent that horrible slice into the trees. However, even after a number of lessons your game is still not right. You know…

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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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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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Bunions – We can Help!

Bunions

What is a Bunion? A bunion (Hallux Abductovalgus) 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 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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First Dressing Change after Nail Procedure

first dressing change after nail surgery

What to expect at your first dressing change after nail surgery. Andrew Jones at Waikato Podiatry talks you through what happens at your first dressing change in this video.   https://waikatopodiatry.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/First-Dressing-Change-After-Nail-Op_YouTube-Video.mp4-2.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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