Posts tagged podiatry
PTTD: Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon is one of the main supporting structures of the foot. It holds the arch up, and supports our foot when walking. PTTD often called the adult acquired flatfoot, is a condition caused by degenerative changes in the tendon leading to pain and weakness. PTTD is progressive, which means early detection and treatment is key to ensure it does not progress to deformity of the foot.

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Spotlight on Achilles Tendinitis

Tendons are the thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bone. When tendons become inflamed they can cause pain and swelling. Achilles Tendinitis is the inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. Find out more about the cause, symptoms, treatment options and prevention strategies.

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Donate Your Sports Shoes To Charity

Do you have a pair of sports shoes you no longer use? Many people have nothing to keep their feet warm and clean and we can all do our little bit to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

ProPodiatry Clinic has partnered up with Shoes for Planet Earth as Shoe Collector. They have to date donated over 55,000 pairs around the world - the biggest need coming from the homeless and indigenous sporting groups.

If you have a pair of sports shoes that you would like to donate, bring them along with you when you visit a Podiatrist in our South Melbourne or Brunswick clinics.

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Diabetic Neuropathy – Why Do My Feet Hurt?

Ever wonder why Diabetic Foot Assessments are required? How does Diabetes affect your foot health? What does it have to do with Podiatry?

Diabetic Neuropathy simply put is a loss of protective sensation resulting from damage to the nerves over time. Approximately half the patients with diabetes will experience neuropathy. We explore the different types of Diabetic Neuropathy and what causes it as well as the treatment options and resources available to you.

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