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Achilles Tendon Rupture

What is it? This occurs when the Achilles tendon tears, most often during sport when the knee is extended and the ankle dorsiflexes. The load during this can be too high for the tendon to take and it then tears. … Continue reading

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Peroneal Tendonitis

Peroneal tendonitis is an overuse injury that happens in athletes. It can be a very persistent problem if not managed properly. The function of the peroneal muscles on the outside of the leg function to support the function of the … Continue reading

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Kohlers Disease

Kohlers disease is a problem if the growing navicular bone in the feet of children. It is due to an interruption of the blood supply to the bone. As the bone is at the top of the arch of the … Continue reading

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Cracked Heels

What are they? Cracked heels occur when the thick and dry skin around the edges of the heel splits. This will not heal as that skin is dead. The split in the skin will then try and tear the skin … Continue reading

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The Circulation Booster

What is it? The Circulation Booster is a product marketed with claims that it can boost the circulation to the foot and lower limb. How does it work? When we walk, the muscles in the leg contract. This contraction compresses … Continue reading

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Hallux Rigidus

What is hallux rigidus? Hallux rigidus is a problem with their being no motion available at the big toe joint. We need that joint to pivot forward over, so if that joint does not move there is going to be … Continue reading

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Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

What is it? Sinus tarsi syndrome is a problem that causes pain on the outside of the ankle joint. It is most commonly caused by an ankle sprain in which the foot rolls outwards. This stretches the structures in the … Continue reading

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Corns on the Toes

What are they? Corns are a thickening of the skin, usually on the toes, in response to excessive pressure. As the skin gets thicker they become more painful. How to treat them? It does not matter what is done for … Continue reading

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Pitted Keratolysis

What are they? This is a non-contagious bacterial infection that primarily affects the bottom of the foot and creates a large number of small crater or cavity like marks on the ball of the foot, toes and under the heel. … Continue reading

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