Whether you call them foot orthotics, orthoses or insoles, these devices can help treat many lower limb problems, improve lower limb function, and help alleviate painful symptoms. Unfortunately, every so often, we come across patients that previously had orthotics that didn’t help them as they’d hoped. It’s disheartening – and patients often begin to believe that orthotics just don’t work for them, without understanding why. Today, we’re sharing why orthotics may not have helped you previously, why you shouldn’t lose hope in them, and how our orthotics are created differently.

 

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Our podiatrists use orthotics to help thousands of patients every year with problems and pains in their feet, legs, knees, hips and back. So, if you’ve ever wondered how these prescription insoles work on a large variety of problems for people of all ages and activity levels, or if you may need them, this is for you.

 

How can orthotics help treat so many different problems?

Orthotics can help so many pains and problems for the same reason that glasses from your optometrist can help almost anyone see clearly, regardless of their sight variations. Custom orthotics are prescribed by your qualified podiatrist, specifically for your problem, foot type, the results of your assessment, and what you need to achieve the best results for your feet. This means that no pair of orthotics are the same, even if they look similar – just like glasses.

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There’s no better feeling than finally taking off those high heels after a long day or night on your feet – are we right? For many women, wearing high heels epitomises the expression, ‘beauty is pain’. They can be uncomfortable, unstable, can rub in all the wrong places and cause far too many ‘ouch! moments. 

 

As podiatrists that are dedicated to caring for your foot health, we thought we’d help by sharing seven ways that you can feel more comfortable in your high heels – starting today. 

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If you thought that trimming toenails, analysing your walking pattern or making you custom orthotics was all that we offer here at My FootDr – think again! Our innovative team offers a range of world-class and often unexpected services across Australia that go far beyond what many people perceive to be ‘normal’ podiatry. Today, we’re highlighting ten of our services that you probably never knew we can help you with. 

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Group of cyclists peddlingCustom orthotics can help to reduce some of the common conditions cyclists experience.

Power To The Pedal

Every day, My FootDr podiatrists see cyclists who have endured injury and sustained foot and lower limb problems, many of which could be prevented. Correct shoes are the second most important piece of cycling equipment following a helmet, yet so many cyclists are not wearing the proper shoes to support their feet. Read more

Mens Health Week 2019

Your feet are the foundation for the way you live your life. Those who don’t take care of their feet may end up paying for it down the track. Blokes are probably the worst offenders, often being reluctant to seek help when they need it, instead choosing a “She’ll be right!” attitude towards their health care. Read more

Girl running and playing AFL

It’s that time of year again footy fans — finals week! As we gear up once again for what looks to be another huge September showdown in the NRL and AFL codes, the team at My FootDr are tackling the hard-hitting injuries and risk factors surrounding both gruelling codes. With AFL and NRL being two of the most dominant and physically demanding sports played in our country, there is little wonder as to why we see such a large number of injuries at both the professional and junior levels. Read more