Peripheral Neuropathy

You may be developing a condition called peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage). There are many reasons why peripheral neuropathy can occur; diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency and exposure to certain toxins are just a few. Symptoms for peripheral neuropathy may include: Burning Tingling Numbness Pain Loss of balance Hyper-sensitivity Treatment is varied and it may take extended periods of time for damaged nerves to regenerate.  It is most important to treat the underlying condition which has caused the neuropathy to prevent further deterioration. BOOK ONLINE HERE for a GENERAL TREATMENT and we can discuss your options. Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Does Your Child Need A Podiatrist?

Is your child complaining of pain or tripping over at school? Maybe they walk a little strangely? Podiatrist’s undertake years of training to diagnosis, provide treatment and give long term management for paediatric foot issues. The first appointment includes a comprehensive biomechanical assessment including thorough history taking, muscle testing, joint testing, gait analysis and if needed vascular and neurological testing. These assessments can often involve running, jumping, hopping, and playing to assess gross motor skills and what factors can be altered to treat your child’s condition. We most commonly see children that present with: In-toeing AND out-toeing Knee and hip mal-alignment and pain Heel pain and general foot pain Toe

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Are Your Orthotics Due For Their Service?

We always contact patients 12 months after their orthotics have been fitted to ensure they are still supporting the foot and to assess if any changes need to be made. This is appointment is important to help maintain the orthotics function and monitor for wear and tear. What you should expect at your 12-month review: Check-up on the wear and tear of orthotics– it’s important to make sure the orthotics are wearing correctly as they naturally will when worn for 5-7 days per week. If an area is showing signs of excessive wear reinforcing may be required and this will prolong their lifespan Review covering materials – Covers are put on the

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Yellow, Crumbly Nails?

What is a fungal nail infection? Onychomycosis, more commonly known as fungal nail can affect nails of both the hands and feet. It often affects either the big or little toenails. It is caused by a number of different organisms including dermatophytes such as Trichophyton rubrum and yeasts such as Candida albicans. Fungal nails often coincide with tinea of the skin. How is it diagnosed? To diagnose your fungal nail we will initially need to take out a small sample of the affected nail. We can then organise for you to drop your nail sample off to a local pathology centre for testing. This test normally takes between 2-3 weeks.

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What Does a Podiatrist Do?

The average person walks about 150,000km during their life, however it’s not until something goes wrong that people actually realise how reliant they are on their legs and feet. Thankfully when problems occur podiatrists can help. Many people mistakenly think that podiatrist just cut toe nails. Although we do help in nail care, this is only a small part of our job. Podiatrists are university trained and are the experts in lower limb health. They treat, prevent, diagnose and rehabilitate many conditions and injuries. Podiatrists are the lower limb specialists who: perform biomechanical gait assessments, rehabilitate sporting injuries test muscles and joints, advice on footwear & lower limb exercises, prescribe

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Why Do I Have Painful Fallen Arches???

You MAY have Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) or commonly called Adult Acquired Flat Foot (AAFF). PTTD/AAFF is a progressive overuse injury which leads to a reduction in strength and efficiency of the posterior tibial tendon. It is quite often linked with adult acquired flat foot which can present quite similarly. PTTD/AAFF comes in a variety of stages ranging from a minor tear of the tendon to complete rupture of the tendon with associated bone and ligament issues. Common causes… Acute injury Long term over use Pregnancy High impact activities Inappropriate footwear Obesity Naturally occurring flat feet High blood pressure Diabetes How is PTTD/AAFF treated? Depending on the stage and

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