“The pain just started and now I’m changing the way I walk so I don’t step on it, and I think the muscles in my legs are getting sore because of it”

“It hurts so much to put any pressure on it. It’s been a week – I thought it would’ve got better by now, but it’s just as bad as when the pain started, maybe worse”

“I haven’t been able to walk to work or go to the gym all week – which makes me feel just as bad as the pain. It’s horrible”


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When your feet like they’re on fire, standing, walking and even getting out of bed can quickly become daunting tasks. Whether this burning sensation is constant or changes in intensity during the day, you don’t have to accept your current level of pain and discomfort as your long-term reality. 

Here at My FootDr, our podiatrists work with patients to help manage and reduce the occurrence or intensity of these burning sensations, alongside any other symptoms that may accompany them. Our goal is to help you maintain your quality of life, mobility, comfort and independence.

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When your shoes rub against the back of your heels, they cause friction. While our skin can safely handle some friction without pain, like when we scratch an itch, when our shoes cause friction and pressure with every step, it’s only going to end one way: pain and injury.

The result can look like blisters or breaks in the skin, both of which are prone to infection or even the development of bony bumps called a Haglund’s deformity at the back of the heel over time. Depending on the height of your shoes around your ankle, ongoing rubbing may also irritate your Achilles tendon and contribute to bursitis, among other conditions.

To help, our podiatrists have put together a few of their top tips for stopping your shoes from rubbing against the back of your heel.


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When your feet unexpectedly change colour to appear more yellow, it’s no surprise that you may feel concerned. While some causes may be indicative of something more serious happening behind the scenes, other causes can be addressed with some simple changes or a visit to your podiatrist. 

Today, the My FootDr team have shared the top four reasons that you may have noticed your feet yellowing.


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Red Toes

Having our toes suddenly turn red can be alarming – especially when we can’t pinpoint a specific cause. Alongside the redness, you may also experience some pain, swelling, and wearing your regular work shoes or joggers may now feel uncomfortable. As the cause of the redness can range from problems with our skin and blood vessels to problems with our muscles and bones, our podiatry team has shared the top five causes of red toes that we see and treat here at My FootDr. 

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Pins and needles in feet

We all know and have experienced that uncomfortable prickling, tingling, numbing sensation that we call pins and needles countless times – but why do we get pins and needles? And what can we do to help make the feeling go away so we can get on with our day?

Today, the My FootDr team are sharing the causes, considerations and treatments for pins and needles in the feet, which we medically refer to as paraesthesia – and there may be a lot more to it than you think!

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Flat Feet

If you have flat feet, knowing which insoles are right for your feet can be difficult and confusing. There are so many types out there, which may leave you with a lot more questions than answers, like: 

  • How do I tell the difference between the different types of insoles – they all look the same?
  • Which are the best insoles for me and my feet?
  • How do I know if the insoles I have now are right for me?
  • Is my foot or leg pain because of my flat feet?
  • Am I going to get foot problems because of my flat feet – and would insoles help?


These are great and valid questions, and our podiatrists have set out to answer them all by explaining what having flat feet really mean for you – and where insoles fit into the picture.

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Top of foot pain

Every week, almost half of all Australians experience foot pain. As foot health experts here at My FootDr, this comes as no surprise – our feet support the entire weight of our bodies, and with hundreds of moving parts, the role of our feet is more complex than many of us realise. With our feet being a small but mighty collection of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves – when something is overloaded, out of place or not functioning quite right, it can be an easy road to foot pain. 

As pain in the feet is always the result of an underlying issue or fault, understanding the cause of the problem is key in relieving your symptoms, treating any damage, and helping prevent it from returning in the future. Here are our top five reasons that you might be feeling pain at the top of your feet.

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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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Foot Gout

Gout is estimated to affect 1.7% of Australians and 2.7% of New Zealanders, causing quite sudden and very severe inflammation in one or more  joints of the feet or legs, most often affecting the big toe joint. The symptoms can be excruciating, debilitating, and can make walking and daily movements feel impossible at times. When it comes to gout, some common questions our podiatrists get include:


  • Why have I developed gout?
  • How do I remedy the pain and symptoms of gout in my feet?
  • How do I prevent gout?
  • Which foods cause gout?
  • How do I know if it’s gout – or something else?


To help, our podiatry team have answered and explained your gout frequently asked questions below! 

If you’re currently suffering from a gout flare, or the after-effects of your gout has made it difficult, painful or uncomfortable for you to walk, we can help. Book your appointment with us online.

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