Get-ready-for-summer-Fungal-nail-treatment

Fungal nail infections are a frustrating problem that leaves approximately one in ten Australians feeling disheartened every time they look down at their feet. While it’s easy to ignore the problem during the winter months while keeping our feet constantly wrapped up in shoes and socks, this beaming summer weather means that those fungal nails are now difficult to ignore.

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Heel pain is a common source of frustration for many Australians whose jobs, physical and social activities, and their overall lives can become greatly restricted when they’re battling this frustrating problem. Foot orthotics are one proposed treatment for heel pain where a device that resembles a footbed is inserted inside the shoe, in place of the shoe liner. 

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Orthotics are helping many Australians stay comfortable on their feet over long hours and shifts, recover from foot pain, and stay active and confident through both the early years, and their golden years. While orthotics are best known for being placed inside of sneakers and closed-in footwear, as summer comes around, many patients are left wondering how they’re going to keep wearing their orthotics through summer, when they spend most of their days in open sandals.

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Have you ever heard a myth about your feet and wondered if it was true? Our podiatrists often get asked about common foot and leg myths – some bizarre, some ‘secret remedies’, and others that may seem like common sense. So today, we thought we’d debunk ten of these common foot myths and stomp out what truth – if any – there is to them. 

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Dealing with a sore ankle is hard. These small joints bear your entire body weight over and over as you lift one foot off the ground to take the next step. Our busy lives mean that when ankle pain develops, you can’t just avoid using the ankle until it feels better. It’s often not just pain that you’re battling but feelings of weakness and instability that can leave you feeling unsteady and unsure of your footing, too. So what could be causing your ankle pain if you haven’t had something obvious like an ankle sprain recently? 

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Podiatrists assess, diagnose and treat problems with the feet and legs. Working with people across the entire age spectrum and from all walks of life, from young children to professional sports teams and those in their older golden years, we see and treat a diverse range of foot problems every day. 

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tradie foot care
tradie foot care

As a tradie, you know the difference that having a good set of the right tools makes in helping your day run smoothly and efficiently. While most thoughts jump straight to the tool belt or box, what many people forget is that your feet and legs are also one of your most important tools – and having good foot care is like keeping your tools sharp or well-oiled.

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