A Podiatrist’s Take On The Asics Glideride
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Released in October 2019 the all-new ASICS GlideRide is born from the roots of the ASICS MetaRide. The GlideRide is one of two new shoes produced to focus on ‘propulsion and performance’. The GlideRide shoe is a shoe built for longer easier runs. The feature most noticeable on the initial sighting of the GlideRide is […]

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7 Tips For Better Foot Care This Summer
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1. Avoid barefoot walking on hot surfaces. Like other parts of the body, the soles of the feet are subject to burning if exposed to hot surfaces. 2. Apply sunscreen to the top of your feet and around the toes. An SPF 50+ cream is recommended. 3. Limit the use of thongs. While some use […]

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The affect Diabetes has on our feet
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Peripheral neuropathy, vascular disease, infection and deformity are predisposing factors in ulceration and amputation in Diabetic populations. According to Campbell et al. (2000) in The Position Statement from the Australian Diabetes Society, “Amputation is about 15 times more common in people with Diabetes. Half of the amputations are major involving above or below the knee [...]
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Suffering from Stiff big toes? You may have Hallux Limitus / Rigidus
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The big toe joint is an extremely important joint within the human body. While relatively small compared to our hip, knee and ankle joints it is arguably the most important for gait. Without sufficient movement at the joint, the foot can become unstable and compensatory gait pattern may form resulting in more proximal issues. Hallux [...]
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Bunions and what to do about them
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Bunions are a deformity of the first toe joint where a bony prominence develops on the inside part of the forefoot. The prominence is due to a deviation of the big toe towards second toe.  The initial deviation may precede a partial or full dislocation of the big toe in the later stages. This change [...]
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Hip strength & stability for power & mobility
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Acquiring hip strength and stability is a very specific physical goal. For some the incentive for achieving this goal will be bought on by hip injury or pain. For others it will be to support other physical goals, through engaging power via the largest joints in the body. In some sports the importance hip strength […]

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