If you feel like you’re the only one getting knee pain from your running, you’re not alone. Whether you run professionally or recreationally, up to 70% of runners will sustain an injury from overusing their bones, joints, muscles or ligaments in any 12-month period. 42% of these injuries will be to your knee, according to research by Sports Medicine Australia.

 

Of all of the running injuries, Runner’s Knee is by far one of the most common that our podiatrists see and treat. So today, we’re filling you in on the what, the how and the why of Runner’s Knee, and giving you some practical tips to help you stay healthy and pain-free while you run.

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There’s no better feeling than finally taking off those high heels after a long day or night on your feet – are we right? For many women, wearing high heels epitomises the expression, ‘beauty is pain’. They can be uncomfortable, unstable, can rub in all the wrong places and cause far too many ‘ouch! moments. 

 

As podiatrists that are dedicated to caring for your foot health, we thought we’d help by sharing seven ways that you can feel more comfortable in your high heels – starting today. 

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If you thought that trimming toenails, analysing your walking pattern or making you custom orthotics was all that we offer here at My FootDr – think again! Our innovative team offers a range of world-class and often unexpected services across Australia that go far beyond what many people perceive to be ‘normal’ podiatry. Today, we’re highlighting ten of our services that you probably never knew we can help you with. 

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The 2019 AFL Grand Final is fast approaching at the MCG, and we can’t wait to see who will top the finals list and take it out. Today, we thought we’d turn our attention to the other growing list in AFL – the 2019 injury list

 

Given the volume of injuries that has seen even professional players out for games or even seasons, we thought we’d share our top four AFL injuries that social players come to us for help with – and what you can do to help prevent them.

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As women, we expect great things from our feet. They need to fit into tight shoes, keep us comfortable in heels, take us from work to the gym to the park with the kids – all while looking good, feeling great and staying healthy. With any expectations, come the fears of what may go wrong with our feet.

 

As podiatrists, we regularly discuss these otherwise unspoken foot fears with women looking for solutions and prevention strategies. Today, we thought we’d share the top four fears we hear, as well as share the advice we give to help prevent these fears from coming to life.

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Ladies heel pain wearing heels

The national tradition of Melbourne Cup is often a brilliant excuse to get dressed up in our finest and enjoy a glamorous day on the green! Whilst we may start the day looking the picture of elegance, we know that by the end of the night it may be a different story… Having spent the majority of the day standing, walking, and eventually tottering in uncomfortable high heels – the day after you may be left with repercussions in the form of blisters, bruised and swollen feet, or even the odd sprained ankle.

If you’ve found yourself nursing the tell-tale ‘High Heel Hangover’ – take the time to give your injured feet some well deserved TLC! Follow these simple tips to get them back on track in time for your next event!

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Pregnant lady foot pain

Meet our wonderful Podiatrist, and new mum, Rachael Crawford! Rachael has been with My FootDr Camp Hill since 2016, having joined the group shortly after graduating with Honours at Queensland University of Technology.

Today, Rachael is the proud mum of bouncing baby boy, Jack!

Join us now as the first-time mum, armed with her knowledge as a Podiatrist, shares with us some of the personal challenges she encountered during the development of her pre- and post-partum body.

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Girl running and playing AFL

It’s that time of year again footy fans — finals week! As we gear up once again for what looks to be another huge September showdown in the NRL and AFL codes, the team at My FootDr are tackling the hard-hitting injuries and risk factors surrounding both gruelling codes. With AFL and NRL being two of the most dominant and physically demanding sports played in our country, there is little wonder as to why we see such a large number of injuries at both the professional and junior levels. Read more

Kids hanging feet and legs over fence

It’s often that I find myself in social encounters answering that question, among the broader queries of, ‘what does a podiatrist do?’ The explanation generally opens up a discussion about the person’s feet, a previous injury, a new bump or lump, what shoes are appropriate for certain activities, and whether or not they should bring their kids in for a foot check-up.
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