If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, then it’s likely that your GP and diabetes nurse have made it clear: your feet are at risk, and you must look after them carefully. But what are they at risk of – why is foot care so important – and of all the areas of the body to be concerned about, why the feet?Read more
When you’re newly diagnosed with diabetes, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with large amounts of new information. From what foods should be avoided and the regular blood sugar monitoring, to learning and understanding the signs that something isn’t right, to how to best protect your health so that serious problems don’t develop – it can be a lot for a person to take in.Read more
Aside from managing injuries, improving running performance is one of the reasons patients come to us for orthotics. We understand the many goals that runners have – from maintaining their comfort over long distances when their feet start to tire and technique may drop off, to overcoming the vulnerabilities created by their gait or foot type to keep running pain-free – to gaining a competitive edge and beating their personal bests.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?