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.
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.
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.
With only three months left of this year, now is the time make sure you’re making the most of your private health insurance benefits for your orthotics before the new year arrives. Read more
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.
For a company committed to “healthy feet, better lives”, seeing Australian communities and individuals struggling with debilitating foot problems while not having the means to change their situation is devastating. With over 300,000 Australians trusting My FootDr to care for their feet every year, helping disadvantaged families with their lifelong form of mobility – their feet – is close to our hearts. So, for the past year, we’ve been working alongside Footscape to make a real difference for many – and we couldn’t be happier with what we have achieved together so far.
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.
Attention runners! Whether you’re just starting your first 5K or have completed a few ultra-marathons already, you’re at risk of getting held back by pain and injury. We see hundreds of runners in our clinics across Australia every week.
According to The Diabetic Foot, on any given day in Australia, there are over 300,000 people at risk of developing diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) with a shocking 50,000 people are living with DFD and 12,500 people living with a diabetes-related amputation.
Custom orthotics can help to reduce some of the common conditions cyclists experience.
Power To The Pedal
Every day, My FootDr podiatrists see cyclists who have endured injury and sustained foot and lower limb problems, many of which could be prevented. Correct shoes are the second most important piece of cycling equipment following a helmet, yet so many cyclists are not wearing the proper shoes to support their feet. Read more