Australians spend a lot of time on their feet. On average, you walk over 2.7 million steps every year, equating to 7400 steps per day. That number will be even greater for those rising up to the 10,000 steps per day challenge! You can bet that all these steps add up and take their toll – not just on your body, but on your shoes and orthotics, too.
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the vast selection of joggers available at a shoe store – you’re not alone. While many people know that not every shoe is right for them, lots have trouble understanding which ones are right for them – and why.
Today, the My FootDr team guide you through what you need to know to help you choose the best running shoe that your feet will love!
You often hear people talking about how they’re worried about their flat feet, or that they are causing them aches… but what about high-arched feet? Often known as the ‘stompers’ within a household, people with this foot type carry their own unique set of characteristics and challenges.
Today our podiatry team is giving you the scoop on what high arches mean and what effects they may be having on your feet.
If you feel like you’re the only one getting knee pain from your running, you’re not alone. Whether you run professionally or recreationally, up to 70% of runners will sustain an injury from overusing their bones, joints, muscles or ligaments in any 12-month period. 42% of these injuries will be to your knee, according to research by Sports Medicine Australia.
Of all of the running injuries, Runner’s Knee is by far one of the most common that our podiatrists see and treat. So today, we’re filling you in on the what, the how and the why of Runner’s Knee, and giving you some practical tips to help you stay healthy and pain-free while you run.
For a company committed to “healthy feet, better lives”, seeing Australian communities and individuals struggling with debilitating foot problems while not having the means to change their situation is devastating. With over 300,000 Australians trusting My FootDr to care for their feet every year, helping disadvantaged families with their lifelong form of mobility – their feet – is close to our hearts. So, for the past year, we’ve been working alongside Footscape to make a real difference for many – and we couldn’t be happier with what we have achieved together so far.
The team at My FootDr Hope Island is helping little feet stay healthy with the introduction of children’s foot screenings at local childcare centres. Read more