Foot Orthotics

Most chronic foot and leg complaints are caused by the way you walk and run. Foot posture doesn't just effect foot function, but also leg, knee, hip and back function. No two feet are the same and as such foot orthotics often incorporate specific designs for each individual and each foot.
 
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Shockwave Therapy

Base Podiatry are using shockwave therapy to treat soft tissue injuries in the foot and ankle. It is an effective treatment for plantar fascial heel pain and Achilles injuries reducing symptoms in just a few days.
 
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Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy uses a glucose and local anesthetic mixture to promote healing of injured joints, ligaments and tendons. In the foot and ankle it is commonly used to treat heel pain, plantar fasciitis, morton's neuroma, plantar plateAchilles tendon and ankle injuries. The primary action of prolotherapy is to repair connective tissue (primarily ligaments and tendons) that has been strained.
 
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ingrowing toe nails

Ingrowing toe nails are a painful condition where the side of the nail becomes imbedded in the toe. Incorrect nail cutting, tight or inappropriate footwear or direct trauma can all cause ingrowing toe nails. Some people are born with nails that are involuted (they grow out curled instead of flat) which have a tendency to become ingrown if not cut correctly.
 
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Footwear and Running Shoes

There is plenty information and misinformation in regards to which running shoes are the best. All I can say is that there is a running shoe out there that suits you and your running technique and foot posture. Whether you want to spend $120 or $320 there is always an option that will fit your foot. Below is some of my favourite runners of the moment. There is a good mix of styles and brands. If you need running shoe advice, book in for an appointment and we can discuss your running goals and how your foot posture and technique relates to the types of running shoes that would be suitable. This list is not exhaustive and models change regularly.
 
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