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Types of Orthotics

Types of Orthotics Walk Without Pain offers a wide range of comfortable orthotics suitable for many conditions and budgets. The aim of our orthotics is to reduce pain and discomfort, reduce stresses placed on the feet, legs and lower back as well as to improve gait and over balance in the body. Our podiatrists have extensive biomechanical knowledge and experience from many years of practice in th...
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Blisters

What are 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 cause of blisters on the feet...
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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 train...
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Foot Specialist Brisbane

Who might need to use a Foot Specialist - Brisbane - What we can treat.  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 opinion b...
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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 smooth the effects of loading the body weight onto the foot. Just like the crumple zone in a modern car, the longer the collision takes, the less the forces 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 stop its trav...
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Tinea of the Foot

What is Tinea Pedis?Tinea is a contagious fungal infection of the skin. Tinea pedis refers to the fungal infection being present on the feet. This fungus can affect other areas of the body such as the groin, scalp and underneath the breasts. As with all fungi, tinea needs warm, moist areas to live. This explains why the fungus commonly affects the hot, dark, clammy areas of the body.How ...
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Why do feet hurt in thongs?

Why do feet hurt in thongs?Thongs:  If you are reading this, you are probably wondering why your feet hurt in thongs?  Let us tell you why and give you the best alternative options.If you are unsure of what thongs are, they are a sandal-like shoe with a thin rubber sole and a V-shaped strap that goes from in between the toes to either side of the foot. Also known by other names like flip-f...
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Backward Foot Surgery

Backward Foot Surgery  This 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 amputation. What was the a...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the foot: What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that affects mostly the smaller joints in the body – so especially the hands and feet. The term autoimmune disease means that your body attacks some of its own tissue as if it were a foreign invader.  It is thought to have some genetic factors and some environmental factors, particularly ...
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