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Pregnancy and Feet

Pregnancy and FeetLeg and foot pain is experienced by many women during pregnancy, especially during the last trimester.  The most common issues associated with leg and foot pain include plantar fasciitis (heel or arch pain), swelling, varicose veins and cramping.  Plantar fasciitis or  HEEL PAIN during pregnancy Pregnant women often experience heel and arch pain, which is known as ...
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Iselin’s Disease

What is Iselin's Disease?Iselin's Disease is pain around the base of the little toe (5th metatarsal).  The pain may radiate down the lateral (outside) of the foot. It is commonly described as a sharp/aching or ‘bruised’ type of pain. This is often associated with localised swelling and redness. Pain typically gets worse with activity occasionally resulting in a ‘limp’.  Who gets I...
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Backward Foot Surgery

Backward Foot Surgery  Backward Foot Surgery is an option used when limb salvage is no longer viable and an amputation is necessary. This type of surgery is also known as rotationplasty. It is mainly used in younger patients with bone cancer who need a portion of the thigh bone (femur) removed due to a tumour.  The lower leg is able to be attached to below the site of femur amputatio...
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Do I Need Orthotics?

How do I know if I need orthotics? People with excessive foot pronation of the feet (also known as fallen arches or flat feet) account for nearly all of the people who need orthotics in order to function well.    Only about 5 % of orthotics will be made for high arches and about half that number to offload pressure and help heal wounds.We estimate that around 40% of the population have sympto...
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Types of Orthotics

Types of Orthotics Walk Without Pain offers a wide range of types of orthotics. We are not owned by an orthotic laboratory and are free to prescribe comfortable orthotics suitable for a wide variety of conditions and budgets. The aim of orthotic treatment is to reduce pain and discomfort. This is largely achieved by reducing abnormal stresses placed on the tissues of the feet, legs and lower back...
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Blisters

Everything you need to know about Foot Blisters A blister is a fluid filled pocket that emerges on the outer layer of the skin due to injury or infection, in response you body develops the blister to cushion the damaged area to prevent any further harm. Having blisters on your feet can be very uncomfortable or painful whilst having to walk throughout the day.Causes and Symptoms The main c...
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Podiatists sterilisation, cleanliness and autoclaves

Podiatists, sterilisation, cleanliness and autoclaves. At Walk Without Pain Podiatry Clinics, your health and wellbeing is our priority. We are proud to meet, or exceed, the relevant Australian health care standards for clinic operations as well sterilisation of all reusable items. Each of our clinics is equipped with an on-site autoclave with all of our instrument cleaning completed by our tra...
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Foot Specialist Brisbane

Foot Specialist - Brisbane - What we can treat.  Foot Specialist Brisbane at Walk Without Pain Clinics provide non surgical solutions for foot pain.  This may include:A last try of conservative treatment to avoid proposed foot surgery Treatment of pain that has not been resolved by surgery Treatment of new pain that has arisen after foot or lower leg surgery A second opini...
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Sports Podiatrist Brisbane

What is Sports Podiatry? Injuries to the foot, leg, or anywhere in the body, occur when the forces placed on a tissue exceed that structure's ability to withstand them. This is true of bone, ligaments, tendons, fascia, skin, nerves and connective tissues. The unbearable forces could be the result of a one-off large force (like a sprain or a badly timed change of direction) or from repeated smal...
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Fat Pad Heel Injury

Fat Pad Heel Injury: Discussion, symptoms and treatment. One of the main roles of the heel fat pad is to even out the effects of loading the body weight onto the foot. Just like the crumple zone in a modern car, the longer a collision takes, the less the forces per second are.  This is true of a car taking a longer time to 'crumple' to a stop against a solid object, and for your body weight to st...
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