5 Steps To Diabetes Foot Care

Step 1 – Check Your Feet DailyIf you have diabetes, you are at risk of developing damage to the nerves and capillaries in your feet. This means that if you have damaged nerves and/or blood supply, you are at risk of developing a wound that is difficult to heal. This may be caused from a small break in skin, sometimes a blister, […]

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST)

What is ESWT?​ESWT is a non-invasive therapy that uses mechanical waves transmitted through a metal head.  The metal head repeatedly pulses at the affected area to transfer the mechanical waves to the area of your body affected. ESWT is beneficial because it can treat the condition extra corporeally, meaning outside the body. Previously, ESWT has been used to treat kidney stones […]

Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction

Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction: A common treatable cause of foot pain and flat footThe most common cause of a flatfoot deformity in an otherwise healthy person is dysfunction of the tibialis posterior tendon. The tibialis posterior tendon is the main stabilising muscle of the arch of your foot.The diagnosis of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction at Erica dash podiatry is largely a […]

The Ideal Shoe

What is an inappropriate shoe?Generally speaking, we as podiatrists generally define a shoe as being inappropriate if it has the following features:A worn or slippery soleNo firm heel counterNo fixation i.e. laces, straps, VelcroA heel height greater than 4cmA soft midsole offering no supportA narrow heel with minimal ground contact i.e. stiletto shoes http://cdn2.thegrindstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/alexander-mcqueen-shoes-gaga1-640×432.jpgWhat are the dangers of inappropriate footwear?When […]

Morton’s Neuroma by Jacqueline Horne

What is a Morton’s neuroma?A Morton’s neuroma, or perineural fibroma, is the enlargement and fibrosis of a small nerve known as the common digital nerve.First, some quick anatomy to put everything into perspective:The forefoot as shown in Image a, is made up of the metatarsal bones (labelled 1) and the phalanges (labelled 2). There are numerous arteries, veins, nerves, tendons, […]

Core Strength and Children

Why is Core Strength Important in Normal Gait?Core strength is important in everything you do. From sitting still to standing and walking, running and jumping. A strong core creates a stable base from which we move our legs, arms and head.What are the Core Muscles and Where are they? Figure 1: Core MusclesWeak back and abdominal muscles directly effect hip rotation which […]

Morton’s Neuroma

What is Morton’s Neuroma?A Morton’s Neuroma is a thickening of tissue around a nerve (nerve sheath) .  It usually occurs between the third and fourth metatarsals, but is possible to occur between other metatarsal spaces (refer to figure 1). Figure 1: (foot-pain-explored.com)Who is likely to get a Morton’s Neuroma?Anyone at any age can develop a Morton’s Neuroma. However the condition […]

Central Coast Podiatry – Erica Dash Podiatry New Premises at Erina

The team at Erica Dash Podiatry provide friendly service and fast non invasive care for your feet and legs.We want to get you moving again as soon as possible.Foot problems can present in a number of ways all of which can be treated in a simple way if addressed early by an understanding podiatrist.If your heel is extremely painful for […]

Erica Dash Podiatry

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