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Category: Foot

Chronic Heel Pain

November 18, 2013
Foot

There are two common types of heel pain. One is at the sole of the foot, at the heel (Plantar Heel Pain) and the other is at the Achilles tendon (Posterior Heel Pain). What is Plantar Heel Pain? “Plantar” refers to the sole and the plantar heel pain is most commonly felt at the heel […]

What is an Ingrown Toenail?

September 13, 2013
Foot, Skin

An ingrown toenail is a toenail that has grown into the skin instead of over it. This usually happens to the big toe, but it can also happen to other toes. An ingrown toenail can get infected. It may be painful, red, and swollen, and it may drain pus. Anyone can get an ingrown toenail, but […]

Heal With Your Own Cells – Platelet Rich Plasma

April 18, 2013
Ankle, Arm, Arthritis, Foot, Hand, Knee, Wrist

What is Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? “Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is defined as the volume of plasma in autologous blood with a platelet concentration above baseline.” Platelets are tiny plate-shaped, colourless bodies which when activated helps release growth factors that work with white blood cells for tissue regeneration. This is where PRP can help to […]

Peroneal Tendinitis

March 1, 2013
Ankle, Foot

Brief Outline of Peroneal Tendinitis The peroneal tendon is involved in stabilising the foot and providing support to the ankle to prevent lateral rolling of the joint. When the foot pronates it causes the tendon to stretch leading to pain and inflammation. The tendon has to work harder to stabilise the foot during pronation. Runners […]

Plantar Fasciitis

February 26, 2013
Foot

Brief Outline of Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is an injury to the plantar fascia that connects the heel to the base of the toes. Pain is usually felt in the heel especially upon rising from an extended rest. Walking or running, especially on hard surfaces and with tight calf muscles, makes an athlete more susceptible […]