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Running Shoes

How to choose the best running shoe?

WHERE TO BUY: If you are reading this, you have probably been disappointed with your shoe choices in the past. Before you make your next purchase, here are some things to think about to get the best from your new purchase. There can be a huge difference between the […]

By |October 28th, 2015|Info Sheets|Comments Off



After having your feet hidden away in winter shoes/boots it can be a scary when it comes time for summer sandals. Lack of sunshine as well as ill-fitting winter footwear causes friction which leads to unsightly corns and callous’. Closed in shoes also don’t allow the foot to […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Why do you get plantar fasciitis?

Why do you get plantar fasciitis?


Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a thing called the plantar fascia in the heel and arch of the feet. There are several risk factors that can play in together to cause damage to the tissue and pain to come on. When some or all of these risk factors come […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Hallux Limitus – ‘Stiff Big Toe’

Hallux Limitus - ‘Stiff Big Toe’  

Even though the big toe is only a small part of your body, if it becomes stiff and painful it can make it difficult to walk normlly. Hallux is a term used by podiatrists for the big toe. Hallux limitus is a condition that involves the joint at the base of the […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments




In winter podiatrists see more patients that present with chilblains. This is because chilblains are a medical condition that is due to an abnormal skin reaction to the cold. Chilblains appear on the skin as small itchy patches that are swollen, discoloured and painful. The discolouration may be pink, red, blue or white.


Why do chilblains […]

By |July 30th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Hot or Cold for Pain Relief

Hot or cold?  What is best on an injury?  

After an injury, you might want to use an ice pack – or would heat be better.  We will look at the pros and cons of hot vs cold in treating various injuries.


Icing involves placing something cold onto the skin to decrease the temperature of muscles, tendons and […]

By |July 2nd, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Sports Injury Treatment: RICE

Kids Sports Injury Treatment: RICE   

It’s that time of year again to sign your kids up for winter sporting teams. Whether it is soccer, netball, hockey, and the list goes on. During the sporting season the occasional rolled or sprained ankle may occur especially in sports which require a lot of running and change of direction. Therefore it is valuable for parents to be familiar with RICE, an acronym that is helpful in remembering the steps of […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Lisfranc injury

What is a Lisfranc injury?


The foot has two major joints that allow you to walk across uneven surfaces. One of these joints runs crossways across the mid section of the foot, as shown in the diagram. It is where the small block-like bones from the back of the foot join onto the base of the […]

By |June 10th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Osgood Schlatter ‘s Disease

Osgood Schlatter ‘s Disease
Osgood Schlatter ‘s disease is a condition that affects the small growth plate that exists at the ‘bump’ at the very top of the shin bone, directly below the kneecap (patella). The bump is called the tibial tuberosity and it is prominent because the patella tendon attaches to the bone there.  The […]

By |December 3rd, 2010|Info Sheets|Comments Off

Raynaud’s Syndrome / Disease / Phenomenon.

Raynaud’s Syndrome:
Raynaud’s syndrome is a  medical condition that causes discoloration of the fingers and toes like that shown in the picture to the right.  It is a ‘vasospastic’ disease meaning that it occurs when the muscles around the small blood vessels in the tips of the digits go into spasm. This squeezes all of the […]

By |November 17th, 2010|Info Sheets|Comments Off

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