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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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Shoes for plantar fasciitis

Shoes for plantar fasciitis As podiatrists, a very common question we are asked is “what are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?”. We will talk about shoe selection in a moment but understanding why plantar fasciitis occurs is the first step in understanding what features to look for in a shoe. The plantar fascia is a strap that tethers the front of the foot to the back. It is essentia...
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Neural prolotherapy

Neural Prolotherapy This information about neural prolotherapy relates to treatment for irritated nerves. You can find information related to prolotherapy for ligaments, tendons and joints here. The idea behind Neural Prolotherapy it essentially this. An injury of some sort damages one of the body's tissue. Following this, the nerves that supply the damaged tissue becomes irritated.  This ...
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Importance of an Orthotic Review

Starting to use your Orthotics & the importance of an orthotic review Orthotics work by correcting the structural alignment of the feet and legs. This reduces excess strain on particular structures (joints, ligaments, muscles) that may be causing you pain. Orthotic devices ensure that while you are standing, walking or running, the right muscles are being activated at the right time. This ens...
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