What causes weak ankles? A “weak ankle” is a term used by people to describe an ankle that is regularly “giving way”, “rolling” or is either swelling regularly, frequently becomes sore or is constantly sore. The problem often occurs around the same time a person is exercising; either before, [...]
If you have diabetes, it’s crucial to regularly have your feet checked by a podiatrist. This week our Podiatrist Brad Moodie presented a lecture for GPs and Allied Health Practitioners of the Reliance GP Superclinic. The lecture focused on a terrible potential outcome of diabetes—Charcot Neuroarthropathy. This condition causes [...]
Following on from the Diabetes week back in July, our podiatrists teamed up with Eat Sense Dieticians and Conveniently Active Exercise Physiology to deliver a power multidisciplinary education event for the general public on Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes affects 1.2million (6%) adult Australians1 and if not managed well has the potential to significantly [...]
Ingrown toenails can be such a nuisance; from simply looking unsightly, causing discomfort when walking or even just trying to sleep because of the light pressure of the bed sheets! But just what are ingrown toenails? who is at risk? How are they treated? And can they be prevented? There is unfortunately a lot [...]
Numbness can come from a range of difference sources not the least of which is diabetes which affects around 1 million people in Australia. There is still some conjecture in the world of science as to the exact physiological cause and development process of the numbness that develops in diabetic feet. This is largely [...]
One of the latest crazes to hit the running scene is this idea of barefoot running – the concept that we should be getting back to nature, back to our roots. Running with the wind between our toes and leaving the shoes at home. We weren’t born with footwear so why should we be [...]
People often ask us here at Riverside Podiatry, why are my toenails so thick? And what can I do about it? Because of this we have decided to clear the air and explain it for you. Although there are various causes for thickened toenails there is one overarching principle that is almost always implicated. [...]
Welcome to our new look website! And, keep an eye out for other improvements in our clinic, occurring over the next 6 months. We're going through a thorough update of everything, from the front desk to the podiatry chair you sit on while you have your feet checked. Stay tuned...
We're putting this poster up at work... but we thought we'd share it here, too!