Podiatry Blog

Latest news and updates: Darwin Podiatry

July 2021

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Why does the outside of my knee hurt? The iliotibial band (ITB) is a continuation of the tendon portion of the tensor fascia lata (TFL) muscle, with some contribution from the gluteal muscles. Iliotibial band syndrome is a common injury affecting the lateral (outside) of the knee. This is an...

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Common Running Injuries

 COMMON RUNNING INJURIES, THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS, AND HOW DARWIN PODIATRY CAN HELP YOU: Running injuries typically occur from the interaction of numerous contributing factors. When training loads exceed the body’s physical capacity to handle it for a prolonged period, a running injury can occur. LOAD vs CAPACITY TO HANDLE LOAD over...

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...

Laser Therapy

The Benefits of Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy? Laser Therapy incorporates technology known as photobiomodulation that penetrates deeply into the tissues to treat an array of musculoskeletal and pain conditions. Photobiomodulation was previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy.  Low Level Laser Therapy has been well researched, and clinical applications have been documented for many...

May 2021

Shockwave Therepy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

What is Shockwave therapy? A shockwave is a sonic pulse wave that transmits energy into areas of pain – such as soft tissue injuries with acute or chronic conditions. The wave of energy promotes cell regeneration and begins the repairing process of the tendons, muscles, and other tissues within the...

What are Shin Splints?

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome Shin splints is the umbrella term to cover a variety of pathologies that affect the shin bone (the tibia). Nearby tendons and connective tissue can cause shin related pains, but the medical terminology for shin splints is medial tibial stress syndrome. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)...

April 2021

What Causes Heel Pain?

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It usually involves pain at the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel bone (1). This fascia naturally stretches during standing and walking. The fascia can only stretch so far, but if the tension continues to increase within the...

March 2021

Foot Surgery

Ankle Injury Prevention

There are many ways to injure an ankle, but the most common is an ankle sprain. With many injuries focus tends to be on cure rather than prevention. Here are some ways you can help prevent or reduce the risk of ankle injury:   Strengthen Your Ankles: Building up ankle strength helps...

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