Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

Back Of The Net: How Sports Podiatrists Can Help Treat Ankle Sprains In Netball Players

Netball might not be quite as rough and tumble as basketball and other high-impact sports, but that doesn’t mean that this fast-paced sport doesn’t take a toll on the body of its players. The sharp twisting and thrusting motions required to make passes and shots can place the joints of the legs and ankles under […]

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How to Identify and Avoid Problems With Your Child’s Feet

Strong and healthy feet are essential for your child’s development. Without healthy feet, your child will not be able to walk, run and play and they may be in pain. Unfortunately, when you have a small child, you have so many other things to worry about, and it can easy to forget about their feet. […]

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Managing the symptoms of gout

Gout is a painful condition that is often first observed in the joint of the big toe. Podiatry can be an invaluable tool if you suffer from gout, to help diagnose the condition and manage symptoms.  Diagnosis The intense pain felt by gout sufferers unfortunately can be similar to some other common disorders including osteoarthritis […]

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How to Prevent the Nightmare Running Injury That Could Ruin Your Marathon

When you’re training for a marathon, the last thing you want is to find yourself injured and unable to compete. Unfortunately, training puts your lower limbs under a lot of repetitive stress, increasing your risk of overuse injuries. Plantar fasciitis, also known as ‘runner’s heel’, can be a runner’s worst nightmare. Affecting thousands of Australians daily, […]

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Back Of The Net! Your Guide To The Prevention And Treatment of Three Common Soccer-related Injuries.

Soccer, or football, depending on where you are in the planet, is undoubtedly the world’s most popular sport. A 2006 survey by FIFA (the world governing body of soccer), estimated that a mind-blowing four per cent of the world’s population are actively involved in football! The benefits of soccer and indeed all other forms of […]

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Reasons You May Need To Visit a Podiatrist

Your feet not only function toward keeping you mobile, but they also bear the brunt of your body’s weight. As such, they are prone to a myriad of injuries, stresses and deformities over time. It is pertinent to ensure that your feet remain healthy for you to be able to comfortably engage in your daily […]

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Podiatric Care For Neuropathy In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathy is a common complication of multiple sclerosis and causes you to experience a lack of feeling in your feet. The condition occurs when the nerves that send messages back and forth between your brain and muscles are damaged. There are three types of neuropathy that can affect your feet, and the impact of neuropathy […]

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Podagra Problems: Dealing With Gout

With the vast increase in food quality at all levels of developed society, the prevalence of gout is on the increase. Gout can affect many parts of the body, but a lot of reported gout cases primarily affect the joint of the big toe, a condition sometimes referred to as ‘podagra’. Other joints in the […]

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Understanding Bursitis of the Heel

Each heel has a small sack filled with fluid that sits just below the Achilles tendon. The sack, also referred to as a bursa, provides cushioning for the tendons and muscles around your heel and prevents them from rubbing against your heel bone. Bursitis occurs when this fluid-filled sack becomes inflamed from overexertion such as […]