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  • The best exercise to improve ankle joint motion

    Words by Bec Munro What is ‘normal’ ankle joint dorsiflexion? Ankle dorsiflexion is movement at the ankle where, if the foot is not fixed to the floor, the foot will move up towards the leg, or if the foot is fixed to the floor (as in gait), the tibia moves forward over the foot. There […]

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  • What can I do at home for my Heel Pain?

        Words By Sam Cook Heel pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint that Podiatrists treat. There are multiple sites over the heel where chronic pain can develop. In this blog, we will focus on Plantar Fasciitis (pain under the base of the heel) and current treatment methods. It is estimated that up to 10% […]

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  • Do your Child’s Feet Hurt?

    Do they complain of foot or leg pain? Do they often ask to be picked up? Do they have instability issues or trip frequently? Do they kick their shoes off before undoing their laces? Does your child walk differently to other kids? Recent research has revealed that certain foot types (flat feet or high arched […]

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  • Arch Pain

    Foot arch pain is a common type of foot pain. Its symptoms include pain when getting up in the morning, and pain during long walks or long periods of standing. The most common cause of arch pain is Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is Latin for inflammation of the Plantar Fascia – the fibrous band of […]

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  • Feet Are the Foundation of the Body

    We all grow older and with that comes benefits like wisdom, experience and maturity. But unfortunately as we age so does our body and things can and do go ‘wrong’.  Getting older doesn’t have to mean being unprepared for potential health complications and just like you would visit your GP for a check-up, having regular […]

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  • Blisters

    While typically thought of as a minor nuisance injury, blisters of the feet are among the most common injury suffered by athletes and can lead to more serious injuries. Athletes should choose their footwear and socks carefully. The first defence against friction blisters is proper fitting socks and shoes. Numerous high tech sock choices exist, […]

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  • Gout & Your Feet

    Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid. This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines that are found naturally in our diets. The actual build-up of uric acid […]

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  • Sports Injury Treatment

    Each foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and 100s of ligaments, muscles and tendons that are all under frequent pressure from daily activities. This puts the foot at high risk for injury and other damage. Some of the more common sporting injuries that Podiatrists treat are: Stress fractures of bones (these are caused by too […]

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  • The Dos and Don’ts for Fabulous Feet

    Whether you like to get a pedicure in the nail salon or at home, follow these easy Dos and Don’ts to keep your feet looking and feeling their best. Dos If you have diabetes or poor circulation in your feet, consult a podiatrist so he or she can recommend a customized pedicure that both you […]

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  • Podiatry Tips for Healthy Feet

    In a single day, your feet absorb about 453 kilograms of force. And we mistreat them terribly — standing on them for hours; walking on hard, unyielding surfaces; and cramming them into shoes that may be fashionable but are often far from comfortable. It’s no wonder that four out of five adults eventually suffer from […]

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