Podiatry Blog

Latest news and updates: Darwin Podiatry

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 overuse...

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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 a...

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