Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

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Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

When I worked as a volunteer in a nursing home, I always worried so much about the residents' feet. Many of them had cracked, dry feet, and some of them had nerve issues, back pain due to feet issues and excessive swelling. In many cases, they waited so long to get care from a podiatrist that their feet were in a terrible state by the time they got help. I started to take care of their feet before they got too hurt, and while doing so I learned many natural care tips as well as when to call for help from a podiatrist. If you are an elder, work with elders or have general concerns about feet and podiatry, this blog is for you. Hi, my name is Opal, and I want to welcome you to this blog!

Which Shoes Should You Take to Your Podiatry Appointment?

If you're seeing a podiatrist to fix problems with your feet or legs, then you may be asked to take a few pairs of shoes along to one of your appointments. Your shoes tell your podiatrist a lot about your feet and how you use them, so they can be a useful diagnostic tool when you're being assessed. How should you decide which shoes to take? Which Shoes Do You Wear For What? Read More 

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 tremendous strain, often leading to nagging repetitive strain injuries and problems with the tendons and ligaments of the lower limbs. Read More 

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. Below is a guide which will allow you to easily identify and avoid potential problems with your child's feet. Read More 

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 as well as genuine injuries to the toe joint. One of the important roles that podiatrists play is to accurately diagnose if the pain is due to a gout outbreak, so that an appropriate treatment regime can be developed. Read More 

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, this complaint is caused when the plantar fascia tissue in your heel becomes stretched, bruised and inflamed. Plantar fasciitis is painful, and could leave you unable to run in your next race. Read More