Craig Payne

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University lecturer, clinician, runner, cynic, researcher, skeptic, forum admin, woo basher, clinician, rabble-rouser, blogger, dad

What is a Joplin’s Neuroma?

A Joplins Neuroma or neuritis is an entrapment or impingement of the medial plantar digital nerve which supplies the medial aspect of the big toe that was first described by Joplin in 1971 in three cases following bunion surgery. A Joplin’s...

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are corns contagious

Are corns contagious?

No they are not. For something to be infectious it has to be caused by a bug (bacteria, virus or fungus) that can be transmitted from one person to another. Corns on the foot are not caused by an infection so they can not be contagious. You can not...

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where to place a metatarsal pad

Where to place a metatarsal pad?

Metatarsal pads or metatarsal domes are commonly used to help treat a wide range of problems like metatarsalgia, plantar plate tears, Morton’s neuroma and plantar calluses. The metatarsal pad used to help these problems will not be of much use...

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podiatry felt

How firm should podiatry felt be?

Podiatry felt is a commonly used padding material by podiatrists to treat a wide range of problems in the feet. Podiatry felt is a natural material that is semi-compressed into the padding that has a self-adhesive backing, which is usually...

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foot pain pregnancy

How to relieve foot pain during pregnancy

Usually around 50% of those who are pregnant develop some sort of foot pain during pregnancy. There are a number of reasons for this. The most obvious reason is the increase in weight during the pregnancy puts a greater load on the feet and the feet...

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Heuter’s neuroma

What is a Heuter’s neuroma?

A Heuter’s neuroma is an enlargement or entrapment of the intermetatarsal nerve in the first interspace. This is very rare and has been noted as an occasional complication of bunion surgery damaging the nerve. A bursa in the area is probably a more...

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what do foot orthotics do

What do arch supports do?

Arch supports or the “arch support” variable in foot orthotics simply support the medial longitudinal arch of the foot. The need for arch supports was based on the traditional model of the arch of the foot being lower and needing to be...

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