Craig Payne

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

what causes plantar fasciitis

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults. The most common and typical symptom of plantar fasciitis is first step pain. This is pain under the heel that is worse when putting the foot on the ground after resting and improves...

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treat onychophosis

How to treat onychophosis?

Onychophosis is a painful thickening of the skin in the nail groove down the side of a toenail that often get confused with an ingrown toenail. The only way to treat an onychophosis is by either removing the cause or removing the symptoms: Treat the...

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what is onychophosis

What is onychophosis?

Onychophosis is probably one of the most common painful conditions that affects the toenails. It is most commonly described as “the side of the toenail hurts, but its not ingrown“. Onychophosis is the development of a corn or callus in...

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What is plantar fasciitis?

The plantar fascia is a strong flat ligament on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the ball of the foot and is responsible for supporting the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is a painful conditions in which the plantar fascia...

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What is lace bite

What is Lace bite?

Lace bite is a reasonably common problem in ice skating and ice hockey sports. The term ‘Lace bite’ or ‘Skate bite’ is reasonably well known in those communities. It is not so well known in the medical and podiatry...

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earthing and grounding

What is grounding or earthing?

Grounding (earthing) are made up pseudoscientific nonsense. It does not work. It is mostly supported anecdotes and testimonials, which should be a red flag. If there is any benefit to be gained from it, then that claimed benefit is probably due to...

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What do shin splints feel like?

Firstly, ‘shin splints’ is a really bad name and probably should not be used. ‘Shin splints’ simply means ‘sore legs’ and I am sure it can be appreciated that there could be literally, 100’s of different...

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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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