Posted on

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.

Continue reading Avoid sore feet after a day at the races

Posted on

Foot Guide for Waiting in Lines

If you, like thousands of Australians, are expected to queue around Apple Stores and phone outlets this morning for the new iPhone X, chances are your feet and legs may be in for a bit of pain.

We can’t make the queue go any quicker, but we can give you a few tips on how to avoid sore feet whilst waiting in line. Continue reading Foot Guide for Waiting in Lines

Posted on

Summer sports a big hit on little feet

As thousands of Australian children sign up for summer sports programs, podiatrists warn many of them could be wearing shoes which permanently damage their feet.

Children spend on average 1000 hours a year in school shoes – and footwear required for popular sports such as cricket, netball, basketball and soccer also add additional pressure on growing feet. Continue reading Summer sports a big hit on little feet

Posted on

My FootDr Hope Island takes a step in a new direction

Hope Island Shopping Centre Podiatrist

Hope Island Shopping Centre PodiatristMy FootDr Hope Island has moved to a new podiatry clinic and shoe store at Hope Island Shopping Centre, continuing their commitment to bring patients the best podiatry care so that their lives are not limited by foot pain.

The brand-new Hope Island podiatry centre offers the full scope of podiatry services including prescription orthotics, fungal nail laser treatment, video gait assessment, shockwave therapy and a range of orthotic friendly footwear. Continue reading My FootDr Hope Island takes a step in a new direction

Posted on

Why career women need to promote their foot health

my FootDr_Heel Pain After Work

my FootDr_Heel Pain After WorkWe spend roughly a third of our day in a workplace, but how much thought do we put into what impact our footwear choices have on the health of our feet over the course of our career?

According to our 2017 Healthy Feet Survey, more than half of Australian women (52%) experienced sore feet after work in just the last 12 months. Almost two-thirds (64%) also said they had purchased shoes that were fashionable but not necessarily the best fit. Continue reading Why career women need to promote their foot health

Posted on

Why do my feet hurt when I walk?

young woman in the street feeling pain in her ankle

young woman in the street feeling pain in her ankleAre you blaming the frosty autumn weather for making your feet hurt when you walk, or is there something more serious underpinning the pain?

Unfortunately, many Australians live with foot pain daily – and often we think the pain will disappear on its own, trialling simple lifestyle changes with no improvement.

Whether it hurts to walk first thing in the morning, after you sit down, or even every time you walk barefoot, it’s important to identify and understand what is causing the pain. Continue reading Why do my feet hurt when I walk?