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Articles by Amy Meekings

Our Favourite Summer Shoe – are they really that bad?

Thongs, Jandals, Flip-Flops, Pluggers; whatever you call them, there is a good chance you have worn a pair this summer. They are our favourite go-to shoe during the warmer months for their ability to be easily put on and off and their knack for airflow and ventilation. We are able to disperse body heat from […]

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Summer Foot Care

This Summer season has been one of our driest periods and it has influenced a lot of events around us, our feet included. Not only do the summer thongs and open shoes cause a loss of skin moisture, recent weather of low humidity exacerbates dryness. Caring for our feet is important as any foot related […]

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New Year Footwear Resolutions

When we think of the beginning of a new year, we often think about New Year’s Resolutions and the changes that we wish to make for the year ahead. One of the most common resolutions made is to live an active lifestyle and engage in physical activity. With that in mind, it is important that […]

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When a Freckle is Not a Freckle

During summer we expose our feet to a range of different conditions. Typically, due to the heat, we tend to find ourselves wearing thongs or semi opened shoes for ventilation. Consequently, we then expose our feet to the sun and its damaging rays. It is quite common for a freckle to appear on the foot, […]

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Why Cushioning Should Not Be Your Main Focus on Footwear

When deciding its time to purchase a new pair of shoes, whether it be for work, leisure or for your activity, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the technology each shoe has to offer.Quite often I have had patient’s discuss that even when they are wearing their most “cushioned shoes,” the pain is still evident.  […]

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Verruca Pedis / Plantar Warts

These painful little terrors can pop up without much warning and can spread just as quickly. Often, Verruca Pedis or more commonly known as plantar warts are often mistaken for corns and vice versa. Generally, Verruca Pedis appear on the sole of your foot and burrow on top of the dermal layer of skin, appearing […]

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (J.I.A) is a common form of arthritis that occurs within children under the age of 16 years old. The term ‘idiopathic’ is used within the medical presentation to indicate that there is no known origin or cause. J.I.A is still not a condition that is commonly recognised, and it has every reason […]

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Heel Pain

There is a common misconception that heel spurs are the cause of pain, but in fact, many people live day to day with spurs and have no symptoms relating to them. Generally, both the pain and the growth of the spur are related to irritation of the plantar fascia. For most patients, plantar fasciopathy is […]

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Netball Shoes vs Traditional Runners

NETBALL Vs. TRADITIONAL RUNNERS Netball is a high impact sport that often requires short sharp bursts of agile movements. Whilst running shoes are soft and cushioned, they lack the ability to control side to side movement and pose a risk of lower limb injuries as they best work for forwards-backwards motion. The thick rubber sole […]

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Infant Footwear; Selecting Their First Pair of Shoes

At OnePointHealth, we see many parents of new walkers coming in with concerns with their child’s walking and wondering what shoes are the best options. The sole purpose of footwear for toddlers is not about moulding their feet or supporting their limbs, it is for protecting them from the external world (think rough terrain, sharp […]

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Chronic Ankle Pain – 5 Common Causes

Ankle pain can be very frustrating for those who experience it. It can be associated with swelling and stiffness and if there is no history of a traumatic injury can often be described as a dull ache that occurs upon weight bearing. If you have chronic ankle pain that isn’t improving and you haven’t had […]

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How to Keep Your Feet Healthy and Safe This Summer

Summer is a great time of year to let your hair down, kick your shoes off and soak up the sunshine. As beautiful as the warmer weather is, the heat is not always the best thing for your feet. Many of the seasonal activities which we partake in over this season can unearth a range of foot related […]

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