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Avoid sore feet after a day at the races

Melbourne Cup Day is a national tradition where we put on our best dress and high heels for a day of fun, excitement and hopefully choose a few winners.  With a glass of champagne in one hand and a betting card in another, our feet often become our last priority.

A majority of the day is spent standing, walking and wearing uncomfortable high heels that can leave you with blisters and aching feet, holding your heels. If you’re not a winner on the day, you don’t want to add sore feet to your list of losses.

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For the love of ballet, keep those feet tiptoeing

Whether you dance to feel good, competitively, as a career or just for fun, your greatest asset is your feet. In the world of ballet, dancers are known for their elegant poise and graceful movements. It can be hard to imagine that behind the refined image ballet dancers are often suffering from, and vulnerable to, a range of foot conditions.

The constant pounding of your feet on hard surfaces and long hours spent exercising, training and performing, put your feet under immense pressure and strain. Regardless of age and gender, your feet are vital for your dance performance.

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You are only as old as your feet feel

Some pretty colourful shoes were warn throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s – but we now know a lot more about feet than we ever did! So how has our lifestyle choices from the last half-century impacted on foot health?  

With Senior’s Week underway in Queensland this week (August 19 – 27), let’s take a look at the biggest foot problems that elderly Australians face today.  

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Living with chronic pain isn’t easy: National Pain Week

National Pain Week 2017

National Pain Week 2017Anyone who lives with chronic or persistent pain knows that it can have a major impact on our ability to enjoy a normal lifestyle. Suffering pain can often also lead to feelings of isolation, however you are not alone.

Too many Australians live with pain and this week we are encouraging people to do something about it as part of National Pain Week (July 24 – 30). Continue reading Living with chronic pain isn’t easy: National Pain Week

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Is foot pain stopping you from running?

Do you have foot pain when you run

Do you have foot pain when you runWith many major endurance running events happening across the country such as the Cairns Ironman, Townsville Running Festival and the Gold Coast Marathon just around the corner, it’s a timely reminder to think about how these types of events may impact our foot health.

The last thing anyone needs at this stage is to obtain an injury or a minor symptom to turn into something that limits their ability to perform or even compete. Continue reading Is foot pain stopping you from running?

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Did you run for Mum and wake up with sore feet?

Mother’s Day left a lot of love beating through the hearts of families across Australia last weekend. It also left quite a few people with sore feet as they donned their running shoes for the first time in a while to pound the pavement to support charity fun run activities.

As Mother’s Day fun runs – along with park runs and charity runs alike – become increasingly more popular in Australia, it’s a timely reminder to think about your feet! Continue reading Did you run for Mum and wake up with sore feet?

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Two wrong shoes don’t make a right

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my FootDr Blog - Women's foot healthAsk yourself this and be honest: Have you ever bought shoes that didn’t fit your feet properly, but were stylish or came with a price tag you couldn’t ignore?

If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re among the 64 per cent of Australian women who have done so according to a recent study by my FootDr, the nation’s largest podiatry group. Continue reading Two wrong shoes don’t make a right