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Common Conditions – Adult

Plantar Fasciitis

WHAT IS IT?  The plantar fascia is a broad band of dense connective tissue, similar to tendon and ligament, that originates from the heel bone (calcaneus) and inserts into each of the toes, forming a fan shaped structure. It serves an important role in foot and lower limb mechanics. It is now thought that plantar…

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Bunions

Bunions are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. It is not the bunion itself that is inherited, but certain foot types that make a person prone to developing a bunion. Although wearing shoes that crowd the toes won’t actually cause bunions, it sometimes makes the deformity get progressively worse.…

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Adult flat foot

WHAT IS IT? Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) is a common overuse injury  .The Tibialis posterior muscle plays an important role in supporting the arch of the foot as well as inverting (turning out) and plantar-flexing (pointing down) the foot. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? In the early stages of this conditions common symptoms include pain…

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Achilles tendinopathy

WHAT IS IT? Achilles Tendinopathy is usually divided into 2 stages: reactive and degenerative. The reactive stage is usually a response to an increase in loading (such as a sudden increase in training); the tendon will become painful and may swell. The degenerative stage is seen in the more chronic cases; here the tendon’s structure…

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The Ageing Foot

As we age, it is natural to develop more foot problems due to wear and tear, skin problems and circulation problems.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RhA) is a condition that causes inflammation in the joints; particularly the feet, hands, wrists, ankles and knees.

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that develops from high blood sugar levels. This can damage the blood vessels and nerves that supply your legs and feet.

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Verrucae

Verrucae, or plantar warts, are caused by a virus, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toes.

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Smelly Feet

As your feet sweat, secretions from the body are also released which mixes and reacts with bacteria that live on your skin, causing an offensive odour.

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Sweaty feet

Excessively sweaty feet is known as Hyperhidrosis and is caused by overactive sweat glands.

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