Monthly Archives - April 2022

Keryflex- A Nail Restoration Treatment

Keryflex is a painless option provided at Darwin Podiatry to help restore the appearance of a damaged or traumatised nail. Keryflex allows a trained Podiatrist to to remodel an individual’s damaged nail. The composite resin creates a flexible, but durable, non-porous nail that still allows the remaining natural nail to grow. The KeryFlex nail is an immediate cosmetic improvement providing a natural-looking nail. It is unaffected by acetone, nail polishes or detergents. KeryFlex Nail Restoration is a procedure in which...

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Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscles to the heel bone and is used when we walk, run, and jump. During contraction of the calf, tension is placed through the Achilles tendon. When stresses on the tendon are excessive due to too much repetition or high force, the tendon can become inflamed and damaged (micro-tears), known as Achilles tendinopathy. There are two types of Achilles tendinopathy: Pain in the middle...

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Corn vs. Callus vs. Wart

It is common to misdiagnose corns, callus and warts, as they can appear similar to one another, and often cause similar pain symptoms. So how can we tell the difference?   Corns The lines on your skin (call skin striations) will continue through the lesion Generally smaller/round/well defined Contain a central plug which is very hard Do not bleed on debridement (removal of the tissue using a scalpel blade) Corns are painful on direct pressure or friction Corns only penetrate to the epidermis- they are more shallow...

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Foot Cramps

What is a Foot Cramp? Foot cramps are caused by painful, intense, involuntary spasms of the muscles. They can happen while you are blissfully sleeping in bed, slipping into a pair of sandals or pointing your toes in a Pilates class. They most commonly occur in the arch of the foot, toes or the calf muscles. Foot cramps are usually accompanied by sharp, intense pain and the muscle may feel knotted. They may last for just a few seconds, or...

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Plantar Fibromatosis

What Causes Plantar Fibromatosis? A plantar fibroma is a fibrous nodule that develops within the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue which extends from the heel to the ball of the foot. The excess collagen is commonly referred to as a fibroma. Plantar fibroma’s are most commonly located in the arch of the foot. The condition presents most frequently in the middle-aged and elderly population, although it can affect people of all ages....

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EXO-L Brace

The EXO-L acts as an external ankle ligament that tensions when lateral stability is compromised, effectively becoming a seat belt to protect you at the moment you are about to roll your ankle – without affecting your freedom of movement in other directions. A 3D digital scan is taken to produce a custom device, so you no longer have to compromise comfort for protection. No need for strapping, or bulky ankle braces, and can easily be used in conjunction with...

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You can select both clinics according to your preference.
You can select both clinics according to your preference.