Mum’s feet go through a lot each day, so at My FootDr we’re committed to helping women of all ages have healthy feet and better lives.
It’s easy to understand why mum’s feet need extra care – they spend long hours on their feet doing all the running around, often in uncomfortable shoes worn in the name of fashion. Learn more about the most common conditions experienced by women and how our podiatrists can help.
Most common foot conditions
Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
Heel pain is the most common condition seen in our podiatry clinics. While everyone can get heel pain if you spend extended periods of time on your feet every day you may be more prone to heel pain. The signs of plantar fasciitis include pain in your heel and aches first thing in the morning, after work and discomfort when you stand up.
Fungal toenails (Onychomycosis)
Affecting 10 per cent of the population, fungal nails, or onychomycosis (OM), is a fungal infection caused by fungal spores growing under the nail bed and nail plate. Signs of fungal nail infection include yellow / brown discolouration of the nails, rough ridges, thickening and crumbling of the nail.
Bunions, Corns and Calluses
If you love a great pair of high heels or wear slip-on on shoes, you may be at risk of foot problems. According to the My FootDr Healthy Feet Survey, two thirds (64%) of women surveyed had purchased shoes for style or affordability over comfort. Wearing shoes that are narrow and tight around the big toe or forefoot can induce problems like bunions, hammertoes, corns between toes and pinched nerves.
Don’t suffer for fashion any longer. Our podiatrists can recommend footwear options that not only look great but feel great too. Our Podiatrists can also provide custom-made orthotic inserts designed specifically for high heeled shoes.
If your feet or your mum’s feet need a little extra support or extra care book an appointment with our Podiatrists today.