Treatment for Big Toe Pain – Newcastle Podiatrists Justin & Blake

How do we treat a painful, stiff big toe joint? Watch below and listen to Justin and Blake explain the management of 1st MPJ (big toe) Osteoarthritis. At Achieve Podiatry in New Lambton, Newcastle, we see a lot of people who have tried numerous therapies for this condition. By and large, there is improvement with…

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What gait related risk factors are related to MTSS (Shin Splints)?

Intensity control. It is important in rehab and with asymptomatic (not painful) people that there is intensity control. The risk for development of MTSS is vastly different when adding in intensity (speed) compared to distance. I educate runners that when adding in intensity to reduce there distance by 10-30%, then bring slowly bring it back…

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Flat feet and Children

Let’s talk about a controversial topic, flat feet, and children.   They are commonly thought of as problematic, but we have no research to support this. Now, when we talk about flat feet, it’s interesting to read some of the research and literature around what really is a flat foot. We don’t really have much…

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What to do if my Tendon is grumpy?

Generally, we see tendons underloaded. Tendon’s may need to be subject to power, strength, endurance, force production and absorption training. This video below demonstrates what Blake went through with a runner who is now running back full time and had suffered a Peroneal Tendinopathy.

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Speciality of Podiatrists and a different diagnosis

We see a a lot of patients here in Newcastle who have been given the diagnosis of an Achilles Tendinopathy when it may actually be a Paratendon. The Paratendon is the sheath that encompasses the Achilles tendon. The treatment is completely different. Remember, if things aren’t improving, it is important to check the diagnosis.

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