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STRESS FRACTURES

WHAT IS A STRESS FRACTURE? A stress fracture is an incomplete crack in a bone. Stress fractures are caused by repeated stress or repetitive activity over a period, weakening the bone. Stress fractures are common in runners and athletes who participate in soccer, basketball and people who change their activities such as by trying a new exercise, suddenly increasing the intensity of their workouts, or changing the workout surface (jogging on a treadmill vs. jogging outdoors). In addition, if osteoporosis or other disease has weakened the bones, just doing everyday activities may result in a stress fracture. LOCATION The most...

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Mia-Office Administrator

The youngest member of our team, Mia is a dynamic office administrator. Mia is currently studying nursing and plays an active role in our infection control procedures and assisting our podiatrists. Outside of work Mia likes to stay active by participating in netball and hitting the gym.

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Effects of high heels on feet

High heels dominate the fashion industry. They give women more confidence and empowerment by elongating and accentuating the legs, increasing height and drawing attention from both men and women. However, high heels not only cause chronic foot problems, but can also lead to common complaints like leg and back pain by changing your walking pattern and posture. When wearing high heels, the ankle is placed in a plantar flexed (toes pointing down) position resulting in in the foot not being able to push off the ground with as much force as the ankle cannot dorsiflex (extend) resulting in a shorter...

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Why Does My Nail Polish Stain My Nails Yellow?

This is a common complaint that I hear from many of my patients. There are two possible causes. The most likely reason is a colour reaction. Darker coloured polishes in particular can stain nails due to a chemical reaction between the colorant and the nail plate. It can also take a few days to a few weeks to occur. A second cause is from formaldehyde, a common polish ingredient. This chemical can react with the keratin protein in your nails making them brittle and yellow. Formaldehyde is a colourless, flammable gas often used in cosmetics. Also, best known as a...

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Peripheral Vascular Disease

What is peripheral vascular disease? Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is the reduced circulation of blood to a body part other than the brain or heart. It most commonly affects the blood vessels of the legs and kidneys. It is caused by a narrowed or blocked blood vessel which is usually caused by arteriosclerosis. Arteriosclerosis is a condition where plaque builds up inside a vessel (also called “hardening of the arteries”). The plaque decreased the amount of blood and oxygen supplied to the legs or arms. Risk Factors The risk factors of peripheral vascular disease include: – Diabetes – this is...

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