Fungal Foot Infections – The Ongoing Battle

Fungal Foot Infection

Fungal Foot Infections are Common: Fungal foot infections are one of the most common reasons for patients coming into the clinic. Tinea Pedis is the most common fungal foot infection, and there are currently many topical applications that are suitable to treat this, like clotrimazole, miconazole and terbinafine. However, there is a new player in…

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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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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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Post-Op Infection – Things to Look For

Post-op infection

Andrew Jones gives tips for things to look for after nail surgery – what you should be concerned about in terms of a possible infection.     https://waikatopodiatry.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Post-Op-Infection-Things-to-Look-For_YouTube_Revised.mp4.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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