Hallux limitus

Hallux Limitus, What a pain in the big toe joint!? Hallu..what? no, it’s not the name of an ancient Roman centurion! it’s a medical term for a restriction in the joint that connects the big toe to the foot that stops it lifting up like it should. If it gets really bad [...]

By |2021-09-15T22:49:54+00:00September 1st, 2021|Education, Opinion, Patient Information|Comments Off on Hallux limitus

Tinea Pedis

Tinea Pedis What is Tinea Pedis (AKA. Athletes Foot)?  Foot infection effecting the skin due to a dermatophyte fungus. (Meaning fungus growing on the skin) The most common area to grow a skin fungus is inter-digitally (between the toes). What are the common symptoms of Tinea Pedis? White soggy skin between the [...]

By |2021-09-08T05:27:23+00:00August 26th, 2021|Education, Opinion, Patient Information|Comments Off on Tinea Pedis

Corns & Callus

Corns & Callus Callus and corns develop as a result of abnormal mechanical stresses. These mechanical stresses can result from both extrinsic (footwear, high activity load, sock seams, walking barefoot) and intrinsic (high arches, arthritis, bony prominence, loss of fat pad, flat feet, obesity) factors. As these stresses on the skin persist, [...]

By |2021-07-09T05:08:33+00:00July 9th, 2021|Education, Patient Information|Comments Off on Corns & Callus

Cramps

Cramps As podiatrists, we see plenty of people suffering with cramps and no idea how to relieve them! They can come anywhere and at any time. Some of the more common cramps occur in the back of the lower part of the leg (calf), the back (hamstring) or the front of the thigh (quadriceps) or even sometimes in the feet!   There are [...]

By |2021-05-20T00:56:18+00:00May 18th, 2021|Education, Opinion, Patient Information|Comments Off on Cramps

Dry Needling

Dry Needling What is dry needling?Dry needling is a treatment technique whereby a sterile, single-use, fine filament needle (acupuncture needle) is inserted into the muscle to assist with releasing muscle tension, decreasing pain and improving function through the release of myofascial trigger points (knots in muscle).What is a [...]

By |2021-05-21T04:59:34+00:00April 14th, 2021|Education, Opinion, Patient Information|Comments Off on Dry Needling

Caring for your diabetic feet

Caring for your diabetic feet According to Diabetes Australia, on any given day, approximately 280 Australians will develop diabetes. That’s one person every five minutes. What makes this statistic every more confronting is every year in Australia there are more than 27,600 hospital admissions for diabetes-related foot ulcers, many of which end with people [...]

By |2021-03-08T04:47:20+00:00March 8th, 2021|Education, Patient Information|Comments Off on Caring for your diabetic feet

Orthotics (orthoses)

Orthotics (Orthoses) Foot orthotics are specialised shoe inserts designed to support the natural shape of the foot, align the ankle and improve posture and overall foot function. Orthotics are suitable for people of all ages (infants to the elderly) with a variety of foot or lower limb problems. Its important to speak to a [...]

By |2021-05-20T00:57:20+00:00June 30th, 2020|Education, News, Patient Information|Comments Off on Orthotics (orthoses)

Muscle Pains

Muscle Pains There are a wide number of reasons why people may experience pain in their muscles. This can range from anything from delayed onset muscle soreness that stems from working the muscle throughout exercise to growing pains in children to complex conditions associated with chronic disease.   To tell the difference between [...]

By |2021-05-20T00:57:37+00:00June 30th, 2020|Education, Opinion, Patient Information|Comments Off on Muscle Pains
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