Our centres provide the full scope of clinical podiatry including comprehensive foot assessments, various treatments and surgery.
The NQ Foot and Ankle Centre is housed in a custom built Sports Medicine Centre in the heart of Thuringowa. While our focus is on the treatment of sports related injuries to the lower limb, we offer a full range of Podiatry services for the entire family. We have also forged a strong working relationship with other health professionals located in the centre, including physiotherapists, massage therapists, personal trainers, sports doctors and dietitians.
Our Podiatrists are committed to continuing education, and our patients can be assured of receiving the most up to date, scientifically based treatments possible. Our contemporary, state of the art facilities allow a full range of comprehensive examinations to be undertaken, which is essential for an accurate diagnosis and successful treatment outcome.
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.
Do you have swollen feet or ankles after you’ve been sitting, standing or walking in a hot environment? You’re not alone. Medically known as heat oedema, this uncomfortable swelling generally occurs because the heat from your environment causes your blood vessels to naturally expand (dilate). As they do, fluid can leak into the surrounding tissues. Pair this with gravity encouraging the passage of larger volumes of fluid down into the legs, and you’ve got swollen feet, ankles and even legs.
As with anything, there are a number of extra risk factors that can make you more vulnerable to this swelling, so today, the podiatrists at My FootDr have shared what these are, what you can do to help prevent the swelling before it starts, and how to best manage the swelling if it’s already here.
Dark spots on the toes and feet are both a cause of concern for many patients we see and treat here at My FootDr. From wondering if they’re a sign of something serious, to being aesthetically displeasing, patients often ask us how they can get rid of the discolouration, fast.
To help, our podiatry team has shared the common causes of dark marks we see on the feet and toenails, what they mean, and what can be done to remove them.