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5 tips to treat heel pain

5 tips to treat heel pain

5 tips to treat heel painAre 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).

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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.

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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

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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

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Preventing falls lands on foot health

Podiatry Falls PreventionDid you know that more than 260 people aged 65 and over were hospitalised for a fall-related injury every day in 2016? Don’t let it be you or someone you care about.

As Senior’s Week (Qld) approaches later this month (August 19 – 27), we want to help educate Australians around the importance of preventing falls among our community’s most vulnerable. Continue reading Preventing falls lands on foot health

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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

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Stirling podiatry centre takes the next step with re-brand

Podiatry Stirling Adelaide

LOCAL podiatrist Jayne Palmer is excited about a business move that has seen her Adelaide Hills Family & Sports Podiatry Centre partnered with national brand My FootDr podiatry centres.

The centre, which has operated locally for 7 years, marks just the second location for My FootDr in South Australia, adding to a further 30 nationally as part of Australia’s largest podiatry group.   Continue reading Stirling podiatry centre takes the next step with re-brand

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Blackwood podiatry centre strengthens footing with re-brand

Blackwood Podiatry Clinic

Blackwood Podiatry ClinicBLACKWOOD’S The Podiatry Studio has undertaken an exciting new merger with national podiatry group My FootDr podiatry centres that will enhance its leading foot care offering.

The podiatry centre, which has operated locally for eight years and is now called My FootDr Blackwood, marks the national brand’s first move into Adelaide, with a further 30 locations nationally. Continue reading Blackwood podiatry centre strengthens footing with re-brand

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Put your child’s best foot forward

Children Podiatry

Children PodiatryAnkle and foot problems are extremely common in children of all ages. While some issues are hereditary, most are due to strain in physical activities and sports. These issues are often overlooked and labeled as either insignificant or parents mistake them for growing pains.

As Podiatrists, we know it’s important to keep an eye out for foot or ankle problems that your child may have and to make sure the right precautions are taken. Continue reading Put your child’s best foot forward

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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?