Are you one of the 48 per cent of Australian’s that wake up with heel pain once a week? If heel pain is impacting how you move, how you feel, and how you live, then it’s time to get help from My FootDr.
Plantar heel pain (often caused by plantar fasciitis) is a common condition causing severe pain under the heel bone. Pain in the heel or in the arch often indicates inflammation of the long band of tissue under the foot (the plantar fascia).
Continue reading 5 tips to treat heel pain
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
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
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
My 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
We 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
Are 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?