Attention runners! Whether you’re just starting your first 5K or have completed a few ultra-marathons already, you’re at risk of getting held back by pain and injury. We see hundreds of runners in our clinics across Australia every week.
According to The Diabetic Foot, on any given day in Australia, there are over 300,000 people at risk of developing diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) with a shocking 50,000 people are living with DFD and 12,500 people living with a diabetes-related amputation.
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
It’s often that I find myself in social encounters answering that question, among the broader queries of, ‘what does a podiatrist do?’ The explanation generally opens up a discussion about the person’s feet, a previous injury, a new bump or lump, what shoes are appropriate for certain activities, and whether or not they should bring their kids in for a foot check-up.
When you run your feet and legs absorb enormous pressure, which can cause problems in your feet and legs. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to help prevent and treat running-related foot and leg problems. Here are our top tips to keep your feet healthy and ready for the next race…
Podiatrists are encouraging people with Type 1 and 2 Diabetes to book an annual checkup to help prevent diabetes-related foot amputations. Read more
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. Read more
Podiatrists prescribe custom foot orthotics (or orthotic shoe inserts) for a range of conditions, however the most common reasons are to provide better foot support, correct the alignment of the foot (rolls in or out – pronation) or to improve overall foot function. Read more
Australian charity Footscape, which helps disadvantaged people in need of foot and lower limb care, will soon be able to deliver more vital podiatry services after forming a new partnership with My FootDr. Read more
Mum’s feet go through a lot each day, so at My FootDr we’re committed to helping women of all ages have healthy feet and better lives.