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The Diabetic Foot

Diabetes is becoming so common, it is almost as though society has become complacent about this. The prevalence is rising in most places despite public health strategies are working to control the obesity crisis which is underpinning the diabetes issue. Diabetes has a number of problems which join together to put the foot at considerable […]

Cuboid Syndrome

The cuboid is a small cube shaped bone on the outside of the foot around about the center of the foot. The bone is a little larger than a common gaming dice. The bone takes part in 3 joints and operates as a pulley for the tendon of the peroneus longus tendon to pass under. […]

Cracked Heels

Cracks in the skin at the back of the heel are common, are painful, and do not look very good. They happen when the fat pad beneath the heel expands out sideways beneath the foot and the dried-out skin cracks or splits to develop a heel fissure. A good way to fully understand these is […]

Chinese Foot Binding

There is a historic process from rural China that involved the binding of the foot of female children to stop them from growing. It was a crude process and was debilitating and disabling to the feet. It was done as a tinier foot was thought to be a desirable characteristic in the female and a […]

Barefoot Running

Running without running shoes had been very popular a few years ago but interest in it and the number of runners doing it have decreased substantially. It was a fad that made it through several years and was largely influenced by social media discourse. It was a temporary trend towards barefoot running which started about […]

The Austin Bunionectomy

Bunions, or even more specifically, hallux valgus or hallux abducto valgus occurs in many shapes or forms. The disorder is one of an enlargement of the big toe or hallux joint of the foot (bunion) and an angling over of the big toe sideways toward the other toes (abduction and valgus). They become sore due […]

Asics Metarun

Asics is probably the most well-known and widely used athletic shoes available on the market. Like any running shoe brand they always innovate to maintain that market prime position. Asics currently have a wide range of running shoes with diverse designs to try and meet the needs of a wide range of runners. Each of […]

The Foot and Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a long term inflammatory joint condition which frequently affects the vertebrae, but may impact any joints in the body and also some other organ systems. The term ‘ankylosing’ refers to a fusing of the joints and ‘spondylitis’ refers to the spine. The condition impacts on around 0.1-0.2% of the population and does […]

Springblade Running Shoes

The Adidas Springblade athletic shoes are quite a unique and unusual running shoe. It has just been on the market for approximately a year to varying reviews. The essential feature of the Springblade are, as the brand signifies, individual blades that produce a spring action for both shock reduction as well as energy return to […]

The Accessory Navicular

The accessory navicular is a supplementary piece of bone on the inside of the foot just above the mid-foot ( arch ) nearby its top part. The bone is included within the tibialis posterior tendon which attaches into the navicular bone at the top of the mid-foot. The additional bone can also be referred to […]