Windlass Mechanism

May 25, 2012

The windlass mechanism is the foot’s own arch support mechanism. It comprise the plantar fascia that is attached to the heel and the base of the toes. When walking, the heel comes up off the ground and the big toe joint bends, this tightens the plantar fascia and raises the arch of the foot. For […]

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Wet Footprint Test for Running Shoes

May 25, 2012

Its is commonly and widely advised that runners should use the wet foot print test to determine their foot type before buying running shoes. The idea being you can determine your arch profile when standing on the floor after the bottom of the foot is wet. It has been largely shown that this test is […]

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Weil Osteotomy

May 25, 2012

The Weil Osteotomy is a common surgical procedure that is carried out for forefoot pain caused by conditions such as intractable plantar corns, metatarsalgia and plantar plate dysfunction. In those who are experienced in the technique it is a successful procedure. References: http://www.foot-info.com/weil_osteotomy.php http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/tags/index.php?tag=/weil-osteotomy/ http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/showthread.php?t=49616 http://www.podiatryonline.tv/weil-osteotomy.htm http://podiatric.blogspot.com.au/2010/06/whats-up-with-weil-osteotomy.html http://www.podvertiseonline.com/the-weil-osteotomy/171/

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Tarsal Coalition

May 24, 2012

A tarsal coalition is an unusual problem, usually starting in children, in which there is a fusion between two bone in the rearfoot (tarsus). It can start by causing a ache in the rearfoot as the cartilage template begins forming bones in children. Later the joint becomes region and painful. Resources: http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/tags/index.php?tag=/tarsal-coalition/ http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/showthread.php?t=49505 http://www.foot-health-forum.com/forum/tags.php?tag=tarsal+coalition

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Toe Walking

May 24, 2012

Toe walking is a common issue in children and more often than not is not a problem. Its just a matter of them wanting to be taller. If the child has no signs of neurological or development problems and can get the heel down to the ground there is probably not going to be a […]

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Onitsuka Tiger Retro Running Shoes

May 24, 2012

The Onitsuka Tiger’s are making are comeback and are part of a fashion trend to wearing the retro running shoes. They were popular in when they first come out with the running community and they are now popular sneakers to wear as a fashion! Sources: http://www.theretrorunningshoes.com/?p=5 http://www.podiatryonline.tv/onitsuka-tiger.htm

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Vibram Five Fingers Running Shoes

May 24, 2012

Vibram FiveFingers are a popular shoe for running with the barefoot running community. The Vibram Five Fingers are nothing more than just a covering for the foot with a pocket for each toe. As they are so minimal, they do not interfere with the function of the foot, so the gait while wearing these shoes […]

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vBulletin Spam

May 24, 2012

There are many forums around on Podiatry and foot problems. Most of these run on the vBulletin software. The biggest problems at these forums are spam and trolls. Spammers are there just to promote their products and get free advertising. Trolls are there just to make trouble. Resources: http://www.forumdr.com/dealing-with-vbulletin-spam/748/ http://www.theforumfinder.org/blog/vbulletin-spam/20/ http://www.professorlifeuniverseandeverything.com/forum-spam/208/ http://www.vbulletinthemessite.com/vbulletin-spam/4/

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Sesamoiditis

May 23, 2012

Sesamoiditis or an inflammation of the sesamoid bones and surrounding structures that are under the first metatarsal head. The most common cause of the is a more rigid forefoot combined with sports activity that pivots a lot on the forefoot such as tennis. The pain of this is always under the sesamoid bones and tends […]

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Saucony Running Shoes

May 20, 2012

Saucony running shoes have a small share of the running shoe market, but they are very popular with the loyal group of runners that do use them. They have a number of different models and a unique feature of them is that they have a slightly lower heel height compared to the other traditional running […]

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