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Achilles tendinitis and Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot I just affecting dog walkers in flip flops in warm countries.

“Dog walkers heel” develops over time when wearing flip flops to walk the dog. It leads to fallen arches giving plantar heel pain and Achilles tendinitis. Wearing supportive shoes such as sports shoes when out walking the dog can help alleviate the symptoms. In cases where the foot has displaced and wearing sports shoes is not enough to help the foot injury fully recover, a corrective orthotic to lift the foot arches is made from a cast of the foot. These should be worn for 6-12 weeks in shoes to realign the foot again.

Silicone heel cups and cushions are designed to mimic the plantar fatty padding on the heels. Best used for elderly patients where the fat pad under the heel diminishes after the age of 70 years. Also very helpful in populations that genetically have less fatty padding on the sole of the feet. Not useful for heel pain for plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. See corrective orthotic of Achilles tendinitis and arch support orthotic for Plantar fasciitis.

Podologue is a French term for a Podiatrist. Here at the Dubai podiatry Centre our medical nurses carry out the medical pedicures that are very similar to pedicures with the Podologue in France. A Podiatrist is similar to a Dentist and a Podologue is similar to the Dental Hygienist. This is why our Podiatry Nurses make the medical pedicures.

We use the latest methods with the most up to date technology using diamond head tungsten carbide dental drills to smooth off the hard skin to make baby soft skin, instead of using blades and scalpels in the traditional way from many years ago. Technology has advanced in the hard skin removal process. Just like Dentists using plaque scraping tools to pull the hard plaque off of the teeth, hard skin removal now no longer uses scalpels and blades and uses dental drills which takes plaque off of teeth to remove the hard skin plaques on the feet.

Podiatry Nurse Richelle Aquino

Chief Podiatrist Michelle CHamplin

Podiatry Nurse Aileen Orani

Medical pedicures at the Dubai Podiatry Centre I carried out with our trained nurses. Machines similar to dental drills are used to remove all the hard skin second nails and reduce corns. All of this is the latest technology instead of using scalpels to remove callous the drills are used to remove the callous leaving a very fine and smooth soft skin finish. The drill used is a diamond head tungsten carbide drill which leaves the skin super smooth and soft which is faster and completely painless to traditional methods.

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An ingrown toenail in Dubai is easily treated.

At the Dubai podiatry Centre we are a centre of excellence for foot care only. The podiatrist will assess your ingrown toenail to discover the reason for the toenail causing a problem and will give you the options available for the treatment and correction of this problem permanently.

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Corn removal is a very easy and painless procedure. We first must discover the reason why the corn is growing and address this problem and also at the same time the corn can be removed painlessly and in a very quick amount of time – usually in less than five minutes. There is no blood no stitches and no pain. We will take photos and assess the biomechanics of the foot and even take microscope pictures to make sure that we fix the corn permanently.

There are many different types of corns and different reasons for the corns growing and that is what the Podiatrist is qualified to assess and treat and discuss all the options available with you.

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  Finding a podiatrist in Dubai is easy when you know where to look. At the Dubai Podiatry Centre we are a foot clinic dedicated to Podiatry only. The feet and the lower limb are the only speciality that we treat. We see many foot and lower leg problems every day and have treated many thousands of patients over the last 18 years. We encourage our patients to contact us with their foot and leg problem by sending us WhatsApp photos or videos so that we can give them the best advice and so that the patient can contact their insurance company to make sure the desired treatment will be covered. For appointment, contact us: Call: + 971  4 3435390 WhatsApp: + 971  50 355 3024 To book online: Click here

Posting is achieved by adding a wedge to the inside or outside border of a foot orthotic to create a different alignment of the foot and ankle. Intrinsic posting is a material that is wedged at an angle and placed on top of the orthotic. Extrinsic wedging is a block of wedge material that is added externally, under the orthotic.

Intrinsic wedging must have a firm and tight fit with the foot. If the foot does not contact the orthotic well enough, the desired alignment of the foot and ankle will be lost. The base shell of the orthotic must be a perfect fit and best made from a cast of the foot.

Extrinsic posting is highly effective as even with a loose fit on an orthotic base shell, extrinsic posting will have a greater impact on the foot and ankle. A combination of both intrinsic and extrinsic posting would be ideal in cases where perfect realignment is being sought.

A 3mm polypropylene orthotic is rigid and it does not move or flex. This type is very useful for hallux rigidus / hallux limitus where movement of the big toe joint is very painful due to arthritis. It is made exactly to the shape of the foot and is a passive 3D orthotic.

How we make a 3D and 4D orthotic starts with the same principle. Visual analysis is made to determine the ideal foot and ankle position. Measuring angles, an accurate fitting of a corrective orthotic can be made. Sometimes, visual planning is not enough and the acquisition of a high-quality imaging process such as 3D CT scan may be required. The biomedical model, such as a plaster-cast taken from a shaped mould of the foot, is obtained to plan and print the 3D orthotic.

With 4D orthotics, another process is added. Determining the movement and forces to be applied on the orthotic requires patient planning. Restriction of movement in a weight lifter is often required. More flexibility is required in a runner. During 4D orthotic manufacture, the dynamics of the required movement is forecast, depending on the movement and activity level.

Video showing flat foot to normal arch foot corrected by using orthotic.

A passive orthotic is made from a mould of the foot and conforms to the existing shape. It holds and cradles the foot creating support. A passive orthotic is similar to a dental mouthguard made for the shape of the teeth to protect them and keep them in place.

An active orthotic changes the position of the existing foot posture. If the ankle leans-in 32° and the arch collapses as a result, then an active orthotic is made to align the foot into neutral again. It is similar to orthodontic braces for the teeth and a dental mouth guard of the teeth. If the teeth are crooked you do not want to use a dental mouth guard to try and straighten the teeth. If you want to align and straighten the teeth. A dental brace would be initiated. A dental brace which is compared to an active orthotic. If the ankle is pronated (leaning-in), a tilted orthotic to align the ankle and arch is required. There are restrictions with this process. Osteoarthritis may cause restriction on the movement of the joints and the position of the bones will not allow the foot to be manipulated into a certain position.

This can be checked using an x-ray and possibly a 3D CT scan of the foot. This enables the Podiatrist to see if it is possible to maneuver the foot into the desired position.

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