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Here’s a couple of articles about different common conditions.

Burning Feet? See your Podiatrist

There are many causes of burning feet, your Podiatrist will assist with diagnosis, advice & management. Early management is the key to stopping changes becoming permanent Continue reading

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The correct way to cut toenails

A pedicure might seem like a frivolous luxury, but as anyone who has suffered from ingrown toenails or a fungal nail infection knows, sometimes they are a necessity. Proper toenail hygiene is the most important step in preventing an occurrence … Continue reading

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Bunions

Consult with a Podiatrist or a Physiotherapist to have the bunion area assessed Continue reading

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Pregnancy & Your Feet

Spreading of the foot, swelling in the feet and ankles during pregnancy can make shoes uncomfortable or unable to fit and may increase rubbing at certain sites. Your Podiatrist or Physio can help you temporarily address swelling and offer footwear advice Continue reading

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How Physiotherapy can help treat tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is the most common type of elbow pain. The term refers to pain in the lateral epicondyle, or the bump on the outer side of your elbow, and the muscles and tendons on the back of your forearm. … Continue reading

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Hammertoe: What is it, and how can it be avoided?

Hammer toe  is a foot condition where  the toe is bent upwards at the first joint. This is similar to claw or mallet toes. If untreated, the toe can become fixed in this position and can’t straighten out.  This can … Continue reading

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Headaches

Approximately two thirds of the general population are affected by headaches. For some people suffering frequent or chronic headaches, their entire life-style is altered.  There are a number of different types of headaches with many different causes. This can make … Continue reading

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Fungal infections of the foot & lower limb

Your Podiatrist can assist you in the diagnosis & management of fungal infections of the toes, feet & lower leg. Diabetics need to take care of their feet. Continue reading

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Tendinitis, Tendinosis, Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy used to be considered an overuse injury, now it is more associated with loading errors. Continue reading

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Optimal Standing Posture

You are meant to have a curve in your lower back in standing but it is not meant to be pronounced. Standing up completely rigidly straight is not ideal. Optimal standing posture involves a gentle contraction of your core muscles … Continue reading

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Shoe Revolution

The great shoe debate of Barefoot versus Minimalist Footwear versus Fully Shodden versus Maxi shoes has intensified in recent times. As Physiotherapists & Podiatrists we see many of the results of the shoe revolution. At the moment there is not … Continue reading

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Tips for prevention of back pain during pregnancy

Maintain good posture when standing. Gently draw in your tummy and tighten your buttocks, draw your shoulder blades down and in, and gently tuck your chin in. Maintain good posture when sitting. A lumbar support (eg. a rolled up towel … Continue reading

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Could you be pre-diabetic? Or have Metabolic Syndrome?

Are you on your way to diabetes? Pre-diabetes is where insulin is not working well enough and glucose levels are higher than normal. It is not quite at the level for a diagnosis of diabetes but is a strong indicator … Continue reading

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Diabetes & Foot Risk

Many people are unaware of the risk diabetes poses to the feet & legs. An amputation due to diabetes occurs every 23 seconds worldwide. This is an alarming statistic, particularly when foot complications in diabetes can be monitored & prevented. … Continue reading

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It’s Travel Time – Be wary of DVT’s

A DVT is a Deep Venous Thromboembolism, & refers to the presence of coagulated blood within the veins that return blood to the heart. The risk of an undiagnosed DVT is that the thrombus may dislodge or fragment, allowing it … Continue reading

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Muscle Injuries – Corks, Strains & Cramps

For any of you who have had a muscle cork, strain or cramp, you will understand how painful, frustrating &, at times debilitating, they can be. Despite this, muscle injuries are often treated incorrectly, leading to poor healing & increased … Continue reading

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Hip Pain – Not to be ignored

The hip joint is a ball & socket joint, designed to provide a good amount of stability & range of movement. The top of the femur (thighbone) is a ball shape which fits into a socket on the bottom edge … Continue reading

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Patello-femoral joint pain – a common cause of knee pain

The patella (knee-cap) is situated at the front of the knee & lies within the tendon of the quadriceps muscle. The knee cap sits in front of the femur forming a joint in which the bones are almost in contact … Continue reading

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Recurrent Hamstring Strain

Hamstring strains are extremely common in sports with high demands on speed, power, rapid change in direction, acceleration/deceleration, jumping & kicking. Because the hamstrings cross two joints the muscle group is prone to injury & re-injury during the swing phase … Continue reading

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Sweaty Feet

  Sweaty Feet – Hyperhidrosis & Bromhidrosis What is Hyperhidrosis? Hyperhidrosis is the result of overactive sweat glands mainly on the plantar surface of the feet. Sweating usually occurs when there is physical exertion/stress, with emotional stress or secondary to an … Continue reading

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