General

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 a...

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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 of...

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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 than...

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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 may...

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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. Males...

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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 orthoses. A...

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Ingrown toenail

Ingrowing Toenails

What is an Ingrowing Toenail? An ingrowing toenail occurs when the edge of the nail impacts into the skin surrounding the nail. This skin is called the sulcus. There are numerous reasons why an ingrowing nail might occur: TRAUMA: bumping, knocking, or damaging the nail at the nail plate where the nail originates form can cause changes to the way the nail regrows. The nail may regrow thicker, or it may regrow a different shape. Often, a traumatized nail will grow involuted...

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What Do Sore, Tight Calves Mean?

Sore, Tight Calves- Causes and Treatment Calf pain is a common occurrence for athletes, especially in the older runner. Patients may often describe their calves as ‘tight’ or ‘stiff’, and may / may not have previous history of a calf injury. A common presentation to Darwin Podiatry is when the patient describes a tightness that develops with prolonged running and often gets wore with continued running. In order to reduce the ‘tightness’ the patient will often need to stop and stretch in...

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