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Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) Chronic Vein Insufficiency (CVI) is a common condition that primarily affects the lower limb. CVI develops due to valvular incompetence resulting in reflux (backwards flow) or obstruction within the veins. This may occur in deep, superficial or perforating veins causing venous hypertension in the affected extremities. Superficial venous incompetence is [...]

By |2023-05-22T02:22:52+00:00May 22nd, 2023|Education, Patient Information|Comments Off on Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI)

Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)

Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) Is it really a fungal nail infection (onychomycosis)? Fungal nail infections are characterized by thickening and/or discolorations (yellow, brown or white) of the nails. The nail may become brittle or crumble when trimmed and there may be a lifting of the nail from the nail bed. They are [...]

By |2023-04-19T23:17:55+00:00April 18th, 2023|Education, News, Patient Information|Comments Off on Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis)

Plantar Fasciitis vs Poor Footwear

Plantar Fasciitis vs Poor Footwear What It Is and Why It Happens Plantar fasciosis is a condition that affects the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot and helps to support the arch. This condition can cause pain and discomfort in the heel [...]

By |2023-02-25T01:39:14+00:00February 3rd, 2023|Education, Patient Information|Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis vs Poor Footwear

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) / Adult acquired flat foot A progressive debilitating inflammation/degeneration of the muscle in the shin called the tibialis posterior leading to adult-acquired flat foot deformity. Over time if uncorrected it may lead to joints becoming rigid as the tendon problems affect the areas around them. IMPORTANT NOTE: degeneration of the [...]

By |2022-12-13T01:19:54+00:00December 13th, 2022|Education, Patient Information|Comments Off on Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

Psoriatic Arthritis

BOOK ONLINE TODAY Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis that occurs when someone already has psoriasis (a skin disease that causes a rash with itchy, scaly patches, most commonly on the knees, elbows, trunk and scalp). Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is different from "common" arthritis (osteoarthritis) in that it is inflammatory [...]

By |2022-11-03T01:23:57+00:00November 3rd, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Psoriatic Arthritis

Osteochondral lesion of talar dome

Osteochondral lesion of the talar dome Osteochondral lesions are injuries to the talus that involve both the bone and the overlying cartilage. These injuries are also called osteochondritis dessicans or osteochondral fractures. Osteochondral lesions to the talus (OLT) may include softening of the cartilage layers, cyst-like lesions within the bone below the cartilage, or [...]

By |2022-10-13T22:56:03+00:00October 13th, 2022|Education, Patient Information|Comments Off on Osteochondral lesion of talar dome

Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

How do I know if my foot pain is arthritis? Osteoarthritic pain is often described as intense, aching pain. Often changes to the foot structure will be palpable or visible. Small hard lumps may develop over time; commonly in the toes or across the top of the foot. Generally, arthritic pain is exacerbated when [...]

By |2022-09-19T09:18:26+00:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

Plantar plate tear

Plantar Plate Tear A tear or rupture of the rectangular ligament that is formed by the plantar fascia and the plantar capsule under the ball of the foot. This ligament’s primary role is stabilizing the digit through resisting hyperextension of the digit. It is also important in reducing compressive loads of the metatarsal heads. [...]

By |2022-09-05T23:06:27+00:00September 5th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Plantar plate tear

Patellofemoral syndrome

Patellofemoral Syndrome Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common cause of pain in the front of the knee but may be felt anywhere in the knee joint. The front of the thigh consists of four muscles (quadriceps) which aid in the correct tracking/movement of the kneecap (patella). Problems can be caused by any imbalance [...]

By |2022-08-15T23:59:00+00:00August 15th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Patellofemoral syndrome
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