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If your child is experiencing pain in their lower limb (foot, ankle, legs or knees) or is getting tired or sore easily, this is abnormal and they should be seen by a healthcare professional. Podiatrists are experts at assessing paediatric development and issues...

How Can Arthritis Impact Your Life and Feet?

How Can Arthritis Impact Your Life and Feet?

Arthritis is a broad term for a group of conditions where there is damage of the body’s joints, which can cause pain and stiffness. There are numerous types of arthritis and some types of arthritis that podiatrists can assist with include: Osteoarthritis: joint...

Heel Pain – What you need to know!

Heel Pain – What you need to know!

A recent study found that for every 100 people presenting to their GP for heel pain, only 12 get referred to the podiatrist. This is alarming as podiatrists are the specialists in heel pain. I share some key facts about heel pain based on common questions I’ve had in my podiatry clinic.

The biggest mistake with applying RICE

The biggest mistake with applying RICE

The biggest mistake is with patients who have had long term tendinopathies. They often use the RICE principle – Resting, Icing, Compression, Elevation. However, there is insufficient evidence available that RICE for the application of ankle sprains is useful.

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