Injections in Achilles and Patellar Tendinopathy

Achilles and patellar tendinopathy are prevalent conditions among populations exposed to frequent mechanical loading. They typically take a long time to get better, with some studies showing up to 40% of people have continuing symptoms 5 years later. Best practice management has progressive loading within a pain monitoring framework at its core.

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Treatment for Big Toe Pain – Newcastle Podiatrists Justin & Blake

How do we treat a painful, stiff big toe joint? Watch below and listen to Justin and Blake explain the management of 1st MPJ (big toe) Osteoarthritis. At Achieve Podiatry in New Lambton, Newcastle, we see a lot of people who have tried numerous therapies for this condition. By and large, there is improvement with…

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What gait related risk factors are related to MTSS (Shin Splints)?

Intensity control. It is important in rehab and with asymptomatic (not painful) people that there is intensity control. The risk for development of MTSS is vastly different when adding in intensity (speed) compared to distance. I educate runners that when adding in intensity to reduce there distance by 10-30%, then bring slowly bring it back…

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Flat feet and Children

Let’s talk about a controversial topic, flat feet, and children.   They are commonly thought of as problematic, but we have no research to support this. Now, when we talk about flat feet, it’s interesting to read some of the research and literature around what really is a flat foot. We don’t really have much…

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What to do if my Tendon is grumpy?

Generally, we see tendons underloaded. Tendon’s may need to be subject to power, strength, endurance, force production and absorption training. This video below demonstrates what Blake went through with a runner who is now running back full time and had suffered a Peroneal Tendinopathy.

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