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What is Tinea Pedis aka Athletes foot?

Tinea Pedis (TP) or Athletes Foot is used to describe a fungal infection of the skin. This condition is very common in the older population, but also, as the name suggests, can affect the athletic population. There are 3 main…


Osgood Schlatters Disease

Osgood Schlatter (OSD) is a condition which affects active young children during peak periods of growth. Typically between the ages of 10-15 (boys/girls). During growth, our bones feature growth plates, which hold the foundations of our bones. While these are…


What is a Mid Tarsal Joint Sprain?

The Mid Tarsal joint is located towards the rear of the foot and is made up of four (of the total 7) tarsal bones; the Calcaneous, the Cuboid, the Talus and the Navicular. This joint, otherwise know as the ‘Choparts…


Tendinitis in the leg or foot

Tendons are thick bands of connective tissue that connect muscles to bones. When muscles contract, force is place upon the attached tendon in order to create movement. There are a large number of tendons in the body, with the Achilles…


Ankle Sprains – How to Treat Them

Inversion ankle sprains occur when an individual rolls over on their ankle outwards (heel rolls out and the toes point inwards.). This is the most common way to roll an ankle, accounting for 90% of all ankle sprains.


Children’s Growing pains – Severs Disease

Severs Disease, otherwise known as Osteochondroses, is the most common injury of its kind to affect children’s feet. The condition predominately affects children between the ages of 8 – 15 and causes pain at the back of the heel where…


Preventing Dry Skin: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dry skin(anhidrosis) is a common skin condition which is often found among the older population. It can range from mild flaking of the skin, to hard callous lesions that can lead to cracks of the skin and possible infections.

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