Helpful Tips and Advice

4 Top Tips To Help Running Technique Apr 06, 2021

With everything closed and the new year began - running seems more appealing than ever. 

I always found that running is a good outlet both physically and mentally for me. It took awhile to get where I wanted but once I reached there I was overwhelmed with “runners high”. I...

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What Are Verrucae? Mar 30, 2021

Verruca are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is contagious through direct person-to-person contact. There are various forms of HPV, which all relate to various parts of the human body.


What...

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Wear & Tear - Osteoarthritis Mar 23, 2021

For anyone who is suffering with join pain or joint stiffness, you are not alone!

 

Millions of people worldwide have osteoarthritis, which is more commonly referred to as “Wear And Tear” of joints such as the hips, knees and different parts of the feet.
Here are a few tips to...

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Do You Think You Need Insoles? Mar 16, 2021

Often people are told by medical professionals to look into getting insoles, otherwise known as orthotics to help whatever lower limb and foot problems they may be having.

They also may know  very  little about them.

So let us tell you what they are and what the assessment process is...

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Podiatry MythBuster: What Won't Cure Your Fungal Nail Infection Mar 04, 2021


Let's start with what a fungal nail infection actually is. 

Also known as onychomycosis, fungal nail infection occurs beneath the surface of the nail plate and can make the nails appear discoloured: yellow, brown or even green/black. The nail can become very thick, crumbly and porous in...

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Heel Pain: Achilles Tendinopathy Feb 25, 2021

What is Achilles Tendinopathy?

The Achilles tendon runs from the calf muscles and inserts onto the back of the heel bone. Although it is the largest tendon in the body measuring approximately 6cm in length, it is prone to overuse injury and degeneration. There is no good evidence that this...

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New Year's Resolutions Jan 20, 2021

It has been a hard year for everyone, therefore, you might be tempted to skip the New Year's resolutions this year. With the gyms closed and lockdown number three underway, now is a better time than ever to pick up a healthy new habit this year. Exercise and a realistic healthy routine can help...

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'I have something on my foot' Corns & Calluses - What's the Difference? Dec 15, 2020

Do you ever look at your foot and see something that you are not sure what it is? Chances are it might be a corn, callus or a verruca as these would be the most common conditions that show up in our clinic on a daily basis. This blog post focuses on corns and calluses. 

What is a Corn?...
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Flat Feet Nov 30, 2020

Also known as pes planus and fallen arches, flat feet occur when the arches of your foot collapse down and sometimes the entire sole of the foot may touch the ground when standing.

Having flat feet is a very common and many be present from birth or can develop over time. It is very common...

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What is Podiatry / Chiropody? Nov 30, 2020

What do podiatrists and chiropodists do and is there a difference between the two?

A chiropodist or podiatrist is a specialist foot health practitioner. Podiatry is the modern term used by foot health practitioners qualified in podiatric medicine and is internationally recognised. Podiatrist as a...

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Nail Bracing: Permanent Solution for Ingrown Toenails Nov 30, 2020

BraceNFix™ is the latest technology designed by Australian Podiatrists to treat ingrown toenails without the need for surgery. 

BraceNFix™ is a non-invasive and pain-free way to permanently resolve and restore the natural alignment and growth of the nail. 

Why ...

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Foot Care Tips for Self-Isolation Nov 29, 2020

Now that we are all in lock-down due to Covid-19, what do we do if our foot starts hurting? What if that old corn starts niggling at us again or the ingrown toenail becomes uncomfortable? With most businesses including podiatry practices like ourselves closed for the next few weeks, it can be...

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