How to Treat a Verruca

Verruca

What is a Verruca? A Verruca is a small viral skin lesion or (plantar wart) found on thebottom of the foot or toes, which closely resembles, and is often confused with a corn. Its size is usually under 1cm in diameter but can grow larger and can also occur in clusters (mosaic warts). Children are…

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Shin Splints – How Can We Help?

Shin Splints

What is Shin Splints? Shin splints is a common but very general term used to describe pain coming from the shin or lower leg area. Shin splints is not a specific diagnosis, and a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan should be established to be most effective. Different tissue will respond to different treatments, so…

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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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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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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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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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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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