• PLANTAR FASCIITIS EXERCISES TO RELIEVE YOUR HEEL PAIN

    PLANTAR FASCIITIS EXERCISES TO RELIEVE YOUR HEEL PAIN

    Waking up every morning with intense heel pain can be frustrating. You feel like your life is crushing right before you. Whatever you had planned to do in the morning becomes a nightmare.  If you have found yourself in such a situation, there is a high chance you may be suffering from Plantar Fasciitis.  However,

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  • MINIMALLY INVASIVE(KEYHOLE) BUNION SURGERY (BRISBANE/GOLD COAST)

    MINIMALLY INVASIVE(KEYHOLE) BUNION SURGERY (BRISBANE/GOLD COAST)

    What is Minimally Invasive (keyhole) bunion surgery? Minimally invasive bunion surgery involves small keyhole incisions (<3mm), which results in less post-operative pain, faster recovery, and less stiffness at the big toe compared to traditional open bunion surgery involving large incision (~5 cm) and more dissections resulting in more soft tissue damages. Minimally invasive bunion surgery

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  • FREIBERG’S DISEASE (INFRACTION)

    FREIBERG’S DISEASE (INFRACTION)

    Freiberg’s disease can become a debilitating condition. If not treated properly, arthritic changes can occur at a young age. Freiberg’s disease is osteochondrosis (Avascular necrosis) of the metatarsal head that most often occurs in the second metatarsal head although it can happen to any metatarsal heads. It commonly presents in adolescence, with a 5:1 female:

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  • PLANTAR PLATE TEAR (BRISBANE/GOLD COAST)

    PLANTAR PLATE TEAR (BRISBANE/GOLD COAST)

    The plantar plate is a deep fibrocartilaginous structure which originates from metatarsal heads and attaches to the proximal phalanx through the joint capsule within the forefoot Functions of the plantar plate Stabilize the metatarsophalangeal joint Assist in the windlass mechanism due to its attachment to the plantar fascia Resist hyperextension of the metatarsophalangeal joint and

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  • FOOT DROP BRACE

    Foot drop can be caused by a number of different conditions including stroke, cerebral palsy and nerve damage. A foot drop brace will often help the affected patient avoid surgery Foot drop is a condition in which the dropping of the forefoot occurs due to weakness or damage to the muscles and tendons at the front of

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  • MINIMALLY INVASIVE (KEYHOLE) FOOT SURGERY

    MINIMALLY INVASIVE (KEYHOLE) FOOT SURGERY

    Podiatric foot and ankle surgeon Dr Kim brings significant advance for minimally invasive (keyhole) foot and ankle surgery to Brisbane and Gold Coast. Minimally Invasive surgery has gained popularity in the field of foot and ankle surgery. Special surgical instruments/devices with advanced imaging techniques are used to visualise and perform various foot and ankle surgery through

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  • SURGERY FOR PLANTAR FASCIITIS

    Surgery for plantar fasciitis Heel pain is one of the most common disorders that foot and ankles physicians treat and fortunately conservative treatment) is successful in roughly 90% of patients seeking treatment with plantar fasciitis. When patients do not respond to conservative therapies, surgical options may be considered.  Surgical treatment for plantar fasciitis has been

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  • SURGERY FOR PROBLEMS OF THE SMALL TOES

    What problems can happen to the small toes The small toes are important in walking, especially when pushing off with the foot towards the next step. They share the pressure with the big toe and the ball of the foot. Toes become deformed when the pressures on the toe are stronger than their joints can

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  • MORTON’S NEUROMA: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW

    1. What is Morton’s neuroma? A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue and Morton’s neuroma is a swollen, inflamed common digital nerve located between the bones at the ball of the foot. The most common location is in second (between second and third metatarsal) and third (between third and fourth metatarsals) spaces. This can

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  • WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BUNION SURGERY?

    Do I need bunion surgery? Although your surgeon has recommended an operation for your bunion to improve the function of your foot and reduce pain, it is your decision if you go ahead with the operation or not. The bunion is often progressive and once the second toe overlies or underlies your first toe, additional

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