With the new school year just around the corner, it’s fantastic to see the kids decorating their school books, getting their bags and uniforms ready and getting excited about what classes they’ll be in. But what about their feet?

Having the right gear and care for their feet is an easy and simple way to help your child get the best start to the school year!  Two healthy feet can keep your student feeling comfortable, out of pain, able to run and play with their friends, and not miss out on school activities and sports.

To help, My FootDr has put together our top 5 ways to start this school year on the right foot!

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young woman in the street feeling pain in her ankle

young woman in the street feeling pain in her ankle

Knowing whether you’ve just been more active over the last few days, it’s that new pair of shoes, it’s the weather – or if something more serious underpinning the foot pain you’re experiencing can be very hard.

 Many Australians put up with foot pain daily, hoping that the pain will disappear on its own, and trialling simple lifestyle changes with no improvement.

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Heel Pain Plantar Fasciitis

5 tips to treat heel pain

Are you one of the 48% of Australians that wake up with heel pain once a week? 

If heel pain is impacting how you move, how you feel, and how you live, then it’s time to get help from My FootDr.

Plantar heel pain (often caused by plantar fasciitis) is a common condition causing severe pain under the heel bone. Pain in the heel or in the arch often indicates inflammation of the long band of tissue under the foot called the plantar fascia.

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My FootDr Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom foot orthotics treatmentEach year, having a second pair of custom foot orthotics saves thousands of patients significant time, money, hassle and the recurring question: “now which shoes did I leave my orthotics in?.

If you’re on the fence about whether you need that second pair, here’s what you should know.

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Burning feet

Are burning feet making your days long and uncomfortable, or keeping you awake at night? While burning feet is a common complaint in the elderly, it can affect anyone and for a number of reasons. As one of the keys to managing the feeling of burning feet is to address the cause, we’ve shared our top six causes of burning feet that we see and help with here at My FootDr.

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My FootDr podiatrist showing patient shoes

Do you have private health insurance? With a large number of private health funds having a deadline of December 31st 2020 for their customers to use the podiatry services that they pay a premium for,  you now have just three months to take advantage of these benefits. This includes claiming your orthotics rebate on a new or second pair of custom foot orthotics so you can get them with just a low gap*.

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