Approximately 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.
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.
With many major endurance running events slowly restarting across the country (COVID-dependant, of course), it’s a timely reminder to think about how these types of events – and your training leading up to them – may impact our foot health.
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.
We spend roughly a third of our day in a workplace, but how much thought do we put into what impact our footwear choices have on the health of our feet over the course of our days – let alone our careers?
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.
If you’re looking after a person with diabetes, whether you’re a family member or a health professional or assistant, you play an important role in helping that person maintain their foot and leg health by ensuring they receive regular podiatry care.
Anyone who lives with chronic or persistent pain knows that it can have a major impact on our ability to enjoy a normal lifestyle. Suffering ongoing or uncontrollable pain can often also lead to feelings of isolation and helplessness, however, you are not alone. 3.37 million Australians were living with chronic pain in 2020, with almost 70% being of working age.
With parts of our country moving in and out of lockdown and us spending more time at home, our feet can quickly become the last thing on our minds. With them still working hard for us with every step we take, your podiatry team here at My FootDr have shared a six-step routine to easily treat your feet at home.
1. Start by putting your feet up
There’s a good reason that putting your feet up at the end of a long day feels so good. In this case, you’ll want to lay down and put your feet up above the level of your heart. For example, laying in bed and propping your feet up on the wall, or laying on the couch and resting your feet up and the armrest. This position works with gravity to bring excess fluids down and out of the tissues of your feet and legs, helping reduce swelling, relaxing tired muscles, and leaving your feet feeling relieved.