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For the love of ballet, keep those feet tiptoeing

Whether you dance to feel good, competitively, as a career or just for fun, your greatest asset is your feet. In the world of ballet, dancers are known for their elegant poise and graceful movements. It can be hard to imagine that behind the refined image ballet dancers are often suffering from, and vulnerable to, a range of foot conditions.

The constant pounding of your feet on hard surfaces and long hours spent exercising, training and performing, put your feet under immense pressure and strain. Regardless of age and gender, your feet are vital for your dance performance.

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How to treat fungal nails?

Laser treatment for onychomycosis (fungal nails)

Beautiful Nails Again Information BookletTo treat a problem, a professional must identify and diagnose the problem. You need a dentist to fix and maintain your teeth like you need a Podiatrist to care for your feet! Step one to treating fungal nails is to seek professional assistance from a Podiatrist, who can tailor a solution to your individual condition and provide you with the very best results.

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What causes fungal nails?

What causes fungal nails

What causes fungal nailsIdentifying what causes fungal nail infections is step one in prevention. In our earlier blog, ‘What are fungal nails?’, we identified what fungal nails are and what they look like, but what causes them?

In our lifetime, our feet and toenails are squeezed into shoes too small, knocked around, stood on, painted and clipped – and all this often in the same week! Fungus is present on everyone’s skin and feet. There are three types of fungus that can cause fungal nail infections.

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What are fungal nails?

Fungal Nail Podiatrist

Fungal Nail PodiatristLooking and feeling good is important. We take pride in our hair, skin and overall appearance for our health and confidence. The last thing we expect is to have issues with our toenails.

Fungal nails, or in medical terminology, Onychomycosis, is a common condition that can affect both the fingernails and toenails, but is more often seen in toenails. In fact, around 10% of Australians experience fungal toenails in their lifetime.

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Run towards the perfect shoe

Running + Fitness

Running + FitnessHealthy feet make for healthy runners. Finding the perfect running shoes can be the difference between winning the marathon or limping behind. When we run, the last thing we want to think about is whether our shoes will leave us blistered and sore.

Poorly fitting running shoes can make existing foot symptoms worse, or create new problems.  It is important to identify the perfect running shoes for the fit, feel and function of your feet.

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Spring into action the right way

As we head into the warmer months, our climate makes it even more enticing and rewarding to step outside when exercising.

However, before dusting off the running shoes, think about the impact changes to your fitness regime may have on your feet – or you may end up sidelined. Continue reading Spring into action the right way

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Finding the right fit

Find fitDo you struggle to find shoes that fit your feet? Are you still waiting for that Cinderella moment?

Everybody’s feet are different; the right fit for one person can be completely wrong for someone else. When buying shoes, you need the correct footwear for the task and footwear that is correct for your feet.

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You are only as old as your feet feel

Some pretty colourful shoes were warn throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s – but we now know a lot more about feet than we ever did! So how has our lifestyle choices from the last half-century impacted on foot health?  

With Senior’s Week underway in Queensland this week (August 19 – 27), let’s take a look at the biggest foot problems that elderly Australians face today.  

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