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Feet & Falls Prevention in Older People

Falls prevention in older people should be a priority for everyone. It is Australia’s leading cause of disability due to injury. A simple fall can lead to a broken hip, shoulder or wrist – any of which can cause big changes in your life, or the life of a family member. Podiatrists play an important [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Pregnancy and Feet

Pregnancy and Feet Leg and foot pain is experienced by many women during pregnancy, especially during the last trimester when your baby bump is getting bigger. The most common issues associated with leg and foot pain include plantar fasciitis (heel or arch pain), swelling, varicose veinaroonies and cramping.   Plantar fasciitis  Pregnant women often experience [...]

By | January 28th, 2016|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Running Shoes

How to choose the best running shoe? WHERE TO BUY: If you are reading this, you have probably been disappointed with your shoe choices in the past. Before you make your next purchase, here are some things to think about to get the best from your new purchase. There can be a huge difference between [...]

By | October 28th, 2015|Info Sheets|Comments Off on Running Shoes

GETTING YOUR FEET READY FOR SUMMER SANDALS and FOOTWEAR

GETTING YOUR FEET READY FOR SUMMER SANDALS & FOOTWEAR After having your feet hidden away in winter shoes/boots it can be a scary when it comes time for summer sandals. Lack of sunshine as well as ill-fitting winter footwear causes friction which leads to unsightly corns and callous'. Closed in shoes also don't allow the foot [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Why do you get plantar fasciitis?

Why do you get plantar fasciitis?     Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a thing called the plantar fascia in the heel and arch of the feet. There are several risk factors that can play in together to cause damage to the tissue and pain to come on. When some or all of these [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Hallux Limitus – ‘Stiff Big Toe’

Hallux Limitus - 'Stiff Big Toe'   Even though the big toe is only a small part of your body, if it becomes stiff and painful it can make it difficult to walk normlly. Hallux is a term used by podiatrists for the big toe. Hallux limitus is a condition that involves the joint at the base of [...]

By | August 19th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Chilblains

Chilblains      In winter podiatrists see more patients that present with chilblains. This is because chilblains are a medical condition that is due to an abnormal skin reaction to the cold. Chilblains appear on the skin as small itchy patches that are swollen, discoloured and painful. The discolouration may be pink, red, blue or white. [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Hot or Cold for Pain Relief

Hot or cold?  What is best on an injury?   After an injury, you might want to use an ice pack - or would heat be better.  We will look at the pros and cons of hot vs cold in treating various injuries. Icing  Icing involves placing something cold onto the skin to decrease the temperature of [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Sports Injury Treatment: RICE

Kids Sports Injury Treatment: RICE    It’s that time of year again to sign your kids up for winter sporting teams. Whether it is soccer, netball, hockey, and the list goes on. During the sporting season the occasional rolled or sprained ankle may occur especially in sports which require a lot of running and change of direction. Therefore it is valuable for parents to be familiar with RICE, an acronym that is helpful in remembering the [...]

By | June 24th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments

Lisfranc injury

What is a Lisfranc injury?   The foot has two major joints that allow you to walk across uneven surfaces. One of these joints runs crossways across the mid section of the foot, as shown in the diagram. It is where the small block-like bones from the back of the foot join onto the base [...]

By | June 10th, 2015|Info Sheets|0 Comments