Exploring Paediatric Podiatry: Foot Care and health for Kids

In our comprehensive blog post, we aim to address common questions and concerns regarding pediatric podiatry—the specialized field of foot care for children. We understand that parents often have inquiries about their child’s foot development, common conditions, and appropriate footwear choices. With expert insights and evidence-based information, we provide valuable guidance to help parents navigate the world of children’s foot health. Whether you’re curious about normal foot milestones, tips for maintaining healthy feet, or identifying signs of potential issues, our blog has you covered. Empower yourself with the knowledge needed to ensure your child’s feet are supported, comfortable, and ready to take each step with confidence.

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Step Up Your Foot Health knowledge with the your local Newcastle Podiatrist: Achieve Podiatry

Looking for relief from foot or heel pain in Newcastle? Our blog discusses the effectiveness of injections in improving foot function and reducing pain. While all studies had a high risk of bias, our analysis shows that DPT resulted in short-term improvements in pain and foot function compared to control groups, including exercises and placebo. As a trusted Newcastle podiatrist, we offer personalized treatment plans to help you achieve long-term relief from foot pain.

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How does our psychological health play into pain, especially heel pain

When it comes to heel pain, it’s important to understand that our psychological health plays a significant role in our experience of pain. Studies have shown that factors such as pain catastrophizing, a tendency to magnify the threat value of pain stimuli, and depressive symptoms are all prevalent in individuals with heel pain. In fact, research has found that these psychological factors can account for up to 40% of the variance in patients’ heel pain, even before a formal orthopedic diagnosis is made.

This is not to say that physical causes of heel pain, such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs, should be ignored. Rather, it highlights the importance of considering the psychological and emotional factors that may be contributing to the severity and persistence of heel pain. By addressing these factors in addition to providing orthopedic treatment, we can help patients achieve better outcomes and improve their overall quality of life.

It’s important for health professionals to recognize the role of psychological factors in pain, especially in heel pain. It’s not just about the physical treatment but also addressing the emotional and mental side of the pain. To effectively manage heel pain, healthcare professionals should work with patients to identify and address psychological and emotional factors that may be exacerbating their pain, in addition to providing traditional orthopedic treatment.

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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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