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Dennis Rehbock currently lectures at the University of Johannesburg, and is involved as a Clinician at the Edenvale Hospital, with fourth year students. Apart from running his practice, in Kensington, Johannesburg, he enjoys being a regular contributor to Radio 702 medical talk shows, and writing his podiatry column in the Runner’s World (SA) Magazine. Additionally, he is the resident podiatrist for Nike South Africa.

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Podiatry / Podiatrist

What is Podiatry?

Podiatrists are practitioners that are dedicated to foot care, and treating a large scope of foot ailments, which affect patients of all ages. A podiatrist can assist with these common foot problems, and other more complex issues that you may have with your feet:

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Plantar warts  (warts, verruca, Afrikaans – soolvrat)

Jan 10

Plantar warts (warts, verruca, Afrikaans – soolvrat)...

Going barefoot is one of the luxuries of a South African summer but it also carries an increase risk of contracting a virus…

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Arch and heel pain

Jun 30

Arch and heel pain

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries seen in podiatric practice, and anyone who is on his or her feet a lot may also get this injury, such as nurses, teachers, hairdressers and shopkeepers.What happens is, for various reasons, the ligament under the foot (in the arch) called the plantar fascia gets […]

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Foot Fungus

Feb 17

Foot Fungus

Athlete’s foot. (Dermatomycosis, Tinea Pedis) Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin on the feet and especially in-between the toes. Not only athletes or sportsmen get it, but they are more prone to it because of their sweaty feet while exercising. A fungus is microscopic organisms similar to bacteria and viruses that invade […]

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Ingrown toe nails

Jan 27

Ingrown toe nails

Ingrown nailsIngrown nails are a common nail condition. They are not specifically a running injury but are fairly common in sportsmen and sportswomen and in teenagers.There are a few possible causes. Shoe pressure on the nail may be the common one in runners. Incorrect cutting of the nail is what some people do and that […]

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Treating Calluses

Jan 09

Treating Calluses

Calluses on your feet are simply hard thickened skin, mostly there for protection of areas of the foot that may be under pressure or friction. This can be from normal walking, running, most other sports, shoes, socks, and walking barefoot. Most of this hard thick skin is purely protective and is of no clinical significance. […]

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Plantar warts  (warts, verruca, Afrikaans – soolvrat)

Jan 10

Plantar warts (warts, verruca, Afrikaans – soolvrat)...

Going barefoot is one of the luxuries of a South African summer but it also carries an increase risk of contracting a virus…

Posted by | Comments Off on Plantar warts (warts, verruca, Afrikaans – soolvrat)

Ingrown toe nails

Jan 27

Ingrown toe nails

Ingrown nailsIngrown nails are a common nail condition. They are not specifically a running injury but are fairly common in sportsmen and sportswomen and in teenagers.There are a few possible causes. Shoe pressure on the nail may be the common one in runners. Incorrect cutting of the nail is what some people do and that […]

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Foot Fungus

Feb 17

Foot Fungus

Athlete’s foot. (Dermatomycosis, Tinea Pedis) Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin on the feet and especially in-between the toes. Not only athletes or sportsmen get it, but they are more prone to it because of their sweaty feet while exercising. A fungus is microscopic organisms similar to bacteria and viruses that invade […]

Posted by | Comments Off on Foot Fungus

Arch and heel pain

Jun 30

Arch and heel pain

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common running injuries seen in podiatric practice, and anyone who is on his or her feet a lot may also get this injury, such as nurses, teachers, hairdressers and shopkeepers.What happens is, for various reasons, the ligament under the foot (in the arch) called the plantar fascia gets […]

Posted by | Comments Off on Arch and heel pain

Treating Calluses

Jan 09

Treating Calluses

Calluses on your feet are simply hard thickened skin, mostly there for protection of areas of the foot that may be under pressure or friction. This can be from normal walking, running, most other sports, shoes, socks, and walking barefoot. Most of this hard thick skin is purely protective and is of no clinical significance. […]

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