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PLANTAR PLATE TEARS

PLANTAR PLATE TEARS

The plantar plate is a deep strong ligament that holds the interphalangeal joints together and down. An increase of load or plantar pressure could result in the rupture of this ligament. This could either be from sudden acute trauma or chronic micro trauma over a […]

Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is the enlargement and compression of the plantar nerve on the ball of the foot. The most common cases are seen in between the 3rd and 4th web-space between the toes. Symptoms may include nerve pains such as numbness, tingling and burning sensations […]

PLANTAR WARTS

PLANTAR WARTS

Plantar warts, also known as Verruca are a viral infection that affects the feet. They can cause a multitude of problems such as pain and poor cosmetic appearances. They are contacted by contact with the virus via a portal of entry. This could be as […]

SHIN SPLINTS

SHIN SPLINTS

Medial tibial stress syndrome also known as shin splints is pain along the shaft of the tibia (shin). This syndrome is often seen in active athletes who participate in activities such as running or high impact sports such as basketball or netball. Shin splints occur […]

Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity

Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity

Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction (TPTD) was first recognised in the 1950’s and is the loss of strength, inflammation and degeneration of the posterior tibialis tendon (Stein, & Schon, 2015). Many studies indicate that TPTD is a multifactorial disease with no sole causative factor, however these […]

Heel Pain in Adolescent Children

Heel Pain in Adolescent Children

Calcaneal Apophysitits is an osteochondorsis of the calcaneus. This means there is derangement of normal bone growth of the epiphyseal line causing pain and inflammation in the posterior heel (James, Williams & Haines, 2013). This excess growth on the heel bone causes pain and discomfort in children […]

Obesity

Obesity

Obesity is a major health issue worldwide affecting approximately 58% of Australian men and women (Walsh & Thomas, 2015). Obesity is defined as having excess adipose tissue with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30kg/m2 (Frowen, O’Donnell, Lorimer, and Burrow, 2010). Symptoms associated with […]

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common joint disease that causes pain and disability in mainly the older population. There are two different types of OA, primary and secondary. Primary OA is idiopathic however secondary OA can form due to many reasons, with the most common being […]

Getting to the foot of the problem

Getting to the foot of the problem

Corns, callouses and bunions can occur when your feet are put under intense pressure. When we use shoes that are too small, the lack of air can lead to fungal skin infections. Your nails may also chip off, leading to ingrown toenails. These conditions are […]

Podiatry for athletes and active individuals

Podiatry for athletes and active individuals

Singapore’s population is getting fitter and more active each day. Today, 38 per cent of people actively participate in sports and other physical activities. It’s a well-known fact that athletes and active people are the most susceptible to foot-related injuries and illnesses. Research has shown […]