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Total knee replacement is most cost-effective in those who are severely affected

Total joint replacement can be one of the best procedures you can have. It can be life changing. It is a routinely performed procedure in both the lower- and upper-limbs and is generally reserved for people who have exhausted non-surgical treatment. A study from the United States suggests that the most cost-effective cohort of people […]

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Sick of your shoelaces coming undone?

If you are a keen runner, you will understand how frustrating a loose shoelace can be, particularly one that continuously comes undone throughout a run. As a parent, you may also get tired of continuously tying up your child’s shoes, which seem to come undone at the least opportune moment. There is good news, scientists have unraveled […]

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Managing load in the growing athlete

As children get back into school, following a nice long break over summer, school sports again start to ramp up. We often hear about how a lot of children prefer video games to physical activity, and while this is likely true for some children, at Adelaide Podiatry Clinic we predominately see children who seem like […]

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Foot pain may affect how well you sleep

Foot pain is considered by some to be trivial, something that will come and go, but otherwise just bother your from the knee down. However, an interesting study published last year has found that foot pain, along with shoulder and back pain, is associated with poor sleep quality. This study is unable to report if […]

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Bunions, by nature or nurture?

A study hot off the press, investigating hallux valgus (bunions) in twins, reports that whilst bunions are considered to have a genetic component,  and twin pairs are more likely to have bunions than unrelated individuals, there was no difference in the presence of bunions between monozygotic (identical) or dizygotic (non-identical) twins. This raises the possibility that […]

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Marathons, ultra-marathons….and Barkley marathons

If you are looking for an interesting documentary, we’d suggest you fire up Netflix and hook into a film called The Barkley marathons. Without giving too much away, this film focuses on a 130-mile race through the Tennessee woods. Participants run five 26-mile loops, rotating between clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, through very difficult terrain, scaling an accumulated […]

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Ben Simmons and his sore foot

For those of you that follow the NBA, it is with great excitement that Ben Simmons enters the league this year. Born and raised in Australia, Simmons then moved to the USA to play high school and college basketball. He was picked up as the number 1 draft pick in this year’s draft and is […]

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Fitting CAM – Walkers / Moon boots

At Adelaide Podiatry Clinic we have experience in fitting and using Controlled Ankle Motion (CAM) – Walkers. If you have problems with uncomplicated foot fractures, severe foot pain or you may benefit from a period of offloading, then you may be a good candidate for a CAM – Walker. CAM – Walkers are designed as a temporary […]

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Heel pain in children

Pain emanating from the back of the heel bone can be a debilitating condition in children. There can be many causes of heel pain, some nasty, but frequently it is due to a condition called ‘calcaneal apophysitis’ or ‘Sever’s disease’ after James Warren Sever, who first described it in 1912. Pain is essentially due to repetitive […]

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Plantar heel pain rehabilitation – offload, but not too much….

Pain on the bottom of the heel is a common complaint. It frequently presents in the absence of a specific injury, but may be associated with excessive load. There are many tissues under the heel that can be injured, such as the plantar fat pad, branches of the tibial nerve, the heel bone – but […]

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