Foot pain from running
Foot Pain When Running

As podiatrists with a keen interest in sports medicine, we see and treat thousands of runners every year with a common problem: foot pain that comes on during or after running

Given that running can exert a force of up to three times your bodyweight when your foot strikes the ground1, and you take approximately 1212 steps per kilometre when running at 7.5 min/km2, this can place some hefty demands on your feet during every run you do. So, it’s not surprising that up to 70% of recreational and competitive runners sustain injuries during any given year.3

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Recently retired or counting down the days? While the thought of retirement and being able to spend our days enjoying activities like golf, long walks and ample time with the grandkids is very exciting, there’s an unspoken catch: to maximise your involvement in all the physical activities you enjoy, you’ve got to stay mobile and comfortable on your feet

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Changes to feet as getting old

Does the ground feel firmer and less forgiving than it used to?

Do you struggle to find comfortable shoes – or ones that are wide enough for your feet?

Do your feet often swell and you’re not sure why?

All these changes, alongside many others, can be explained by the natural changes our feet go through as we get older. Thankfully, these changes don’t have to mean putting up with aches and pains in our everyday lives – especially if these symptoms are affecting our ability to move, stay independent, and do the things we love. Our podiatry team helps older adults stay active and pain-free on their feet every day – and today we’ve shared seven common changes to your feet that you may experience as you age.

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Podiatry Falls PreventionApproximately 200,000 Australians are hospitalised every year as a result of having a fall. Bone fractures are the most common type of injury resulting from a fall. While falls are most common in those aged over 65, young males aged 5-24 years are also particularly prone to falls.

Regardless of your age, activity levels or health status, helping prevent falls is an important part of what we do here at My FootDr.

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Swollen feet
Pregnant woman sore feet

Are you an expectant mum with a sudden onset of foot and leg pains or problems? Research shows that expectant mums tend to have a surge of hip, knee and foot pain during the second and third trimesters, which can linger into the postpartum period. 

As a result, our podiatrists here at My FootDr work extensively with new and expectant mums to help manage their foot pain and keep them comfortable on their feet, so they can focus on caring for their little ones without being held back. Here are six common complaints we see in pregnancy and why they occur.

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  • Noticed white spots appear on your toenails that never used to be there?
  • Removed your nail polish to find that your nails look more spotty and less healthy?
  • Worried about what white spots on the nails mean?

If your toenails are looking spotty, patchy or discoloured, you’re not alone. This is a concern raised by many patients that are worried about the spots progressing to affect the entire nail, spreading to the rest of the toes, and those wanting to restore the appearance of their toenails to one that is clear and healthy.

Here are the top five causes for white marks on toenails.

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Best shoes for busy mums

Whether you’re a new parent or a mum of four, looking after your little ones can mean being on your feet all day, every day. You need shoes that are comfortable, practical and supportive, yet look great and do a very important job: help prevent foot pain from developing.

Here are My FootDr’s 2021 top picks for busy mothers and why.

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