Foot Conditions

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Achilles Tendinitis

Symptoms of Achilles Tendinitis Achilles Tendinitis is characterised by inflammation and pain in the achilles tendon.  It is also referred to as Achilles Tendinopathy, which covers both inflammation, and overuse resulting in micro tears. Achilles Tendinitis is an overuse injury, and can have a sudden, or insidious onset.  In most cases, the tendon will be breaking down …

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Diabetic Foot Complications and How You Can Prevent Them

The relationship between Diabetes and foot health Foot ulcers are the main concern with the diabetic foot. But these wounds do not come about from nothing. There are in fact multiple pathological processes occurring simultaneously. Most of them are caused by the high blood glucose levels that are associated with diabetes. Peripheral Neuropathy This can …

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Stress Fracture

What is a Stress Fracture? Stress fractures are very small cracks in bones.  They are quite common in feet and may be the result of an overuse injury to the bone or can happen to a weakened bone resulting from conditions such as osteoporosis. Metatarsal and navicular stress fracture are the most common types of foot stress fractures.  They occur …

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Ankle Sprains

What is an Ankle Sprain? Ankle sprains are arguably the most frequent sporting injury. They can indicate damage to multiple structures of the ankle including ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bone. The mechanism of injury is usually an inversion sprain (foot rolled out), and it is likely that the same ankle will be sprained multiple times. …

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