PODIATRY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Andrea Castello – Biomechanical, Sports and Paediatric Podiatrist: Photo Credit: Jenny Lee Silver 2006 – Plantar Wart: Rainy and windy days, short days and long nights, heaters and red wine, this is winter to me. As a podiatrist though, winter also signals the onslaught of wart cases into the clinic. Whether […]
The June long weekend generally provides us with the opportunity to get out and do those things we usually don’t get time to do. My wife and I chose to spend some time with friends, sharing an Osso Buco and a cheeky glass of red or two while catching up on everything that has gone on since we last got together. It was during this lovely afternoon that the number one question I get asked as a podiatrist was thrown to me.
Plantar heel pain, commonly referred to as “plantar fasciitis”, is defined as pain or discomfort in the bottom of the heel. It is generally characterised in its early stages by pain or discomfort when rising from rest, especially if a lot of time has been spent on the heel during the day. In the case of morning pain, it will generally occur if a big day was had the day before…
PODIATRY NEWS & REVIEW: By Columnist Andrea Castello – Biomechanical, Sports and Paediatric Podiatrist: Everybody knows somebody who has had a problem with their Achilles Tendon (AT). This structure is one of the most injured in runners and this injury is seen very often in the more recreational athlete. It is important to understand that there are two major […]