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What is gout? [caption id="attachment_6895" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: James Heilman, MD[/caption] Gout is a very painful type of inflammatory arthritis caused by deposits of urate crystals formed in and around the joints or other tissues. It’s one of the most common type of inflammatory arthritis. Men tend...

What is patella tendinopathy? Patella tendinopathy describes an overuse injury affecting the (yes you guessed it) patella tendon and knee generally. It typically happens gradually with repetitive loading, but there are instances of acute tendon issues from a very intense bout of tendon stress. Despite its...

Heel and foot pain is arguably one of the most misdiagnosed conditions. Most heel pain is generally linked to plantar fasciitis, however there are numerous conditions that can cause heel pain. It is important to differentiate between plantar fasciitis and other conditions as treatment protocols...

Endometriosis is a common and painful disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body. Endometriosis is known to affect 11% of the Australian cisgender female population; however, this number could be much higher due to...

What is shoe lacing technique? If you look at your feet right now there’s a 70% chance you are wearing shoes with laces. Occasionally our shoe may not feel just right. Different brands will vary in shoe shape and may not accommodate to everyone’s foot size...

What is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis? De Quervain's Tenosynovitis is inflammation of the tendons located on the side of the wrist towards the base of the thumb. The  two tendons involved are the tendons of extensor pollicis brevis (EPB)  and abductor pollicis longus (APL) muscles which are located...

What is toenail surgery? Toenail surgery  is a commonly performed in-house management option for sufferer's of ingrown toenails. Are you experiencing reoccurring infected and painful toe nails? Classics signs of an ingrown toe nail with signs of infection redness, swollen, pus, odour and pain. Nail surgery; the procedure: A qualified...

Choosing comfortable school shoes for your children: Ill-fitting school shoes can often lead to falls, feeling unsteady, leg fatigue, and possible toe deformities. The skin may also be irritated resulting in corns and callus (hard skin) build-up, due to increased pressure/friction. These changes may prevent your...

Sleep posture and neck pain: If you suffer from neck pain and or headaches, a crucial component of your management plan will involve reviewing your sleeping position and the pillow you are using. When we sleep, we spend hours each night, often in the same or...

Preface It’s about that time of the year, coming toward the end of the first quarter and new year’s resolutions are in full force! People are finding their stride, and probably committing to a workout routine or ramping up their physical activity volume. As allied health...