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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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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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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Bunions

Bunion

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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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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Hypermobile Joints

Hypermobile Joints

Hypermobile Joints, also known as being ‘double jointed,’ or Ligamentous Laxity Ligaments are short bands of tough and flexible connective tissue which connect bones together at the joints. Approximately 5% of the population may experience ligamentous laxity, which is when the ligaments are more stretchy than normal and the joints become loose or hypermobile. In…

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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

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

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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