Craig Payne

About the author

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

how to use a foot file

How to use a foot file?

A foot file is one way that you can self care for cracked and thick skin around the heels: Cracked heels do not get better by themselves. That cracked hard skin is dead skin and can not heal back together. That cracked thick skin needs to be removed...

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bunion surgery

How long to recover from bunion surgery?

There is really no clear answer to the question as to how long is the recovery following bunion surgery is going to be, because there are so many variables that are involved. Recovery could be a matter of weeks if there is a simple chopping off of...

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what is the cluffy wedge

Who is the dr that created the Cluffy wedge?

The Cluffy Wedge was developed by Dr James Clough, DPM, a podiatrist from Polson, Montana in the USA. The product is marketed by his company, Cluffy LLC.The trademark for the product was granted in 2003. Dr Clough first discussed the use of the...

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how to make your own cluffy wedge

How to make your own Cluffy wedge?

The Cluffy Wedge is a useful pad that helps with the function of the big toe joint and windlass mechanism of the foot. You can buy them at retail and wholesale. The Cluffy Wedge is a relatively simple addition and many clinicians and foot orthotic...

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how to make your own cluffy wedge

Where to buy the Cluffy wedge?

The Cluffy Wedge is a self adhesive pad that is put in the shoes under the big toe to help movement at the big toe joint. You can buy it at It is also available at some podiatry wholesalers.

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What is ChiRunning?

ChiRunning is an approach to running that started to gain some popularity around 2004, but by 2009 interest in started to drop off and continues to do so, mainly as for most runners it did not live up to what it was promoted as. It was originally...

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how to treat covid toes

How to prevent chilblains?

The best way to treat chilblains is to not get them in the first place, ie prevention. There are several strategies to do this. The first is obvious: do not let your feet get cold. Wear sufficiently warm thick woolen socks and closed in shoes to...

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how common are covid toes

How to treat chilblains on the toes?

Chilblains are an abnormal reaction of the small blood vessels in the skin to changes in temperature. The abnormal reaction results in a painful reddish itchy patch that then turns a darkish blue colour as waste products build up. The best treatment...

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