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Why Does It Hurt When I Point My Foot Upwards?

Feeling pain at the front of your ankle when you try to point your toes and foot upwards?
This is a classic indicator of an anterior ankle impingement. Simply speaking, this occurs when the resulting space between your bones at the ankle as you point your foot up is very small to the point that it pinches or irritates tissues, tendons, vessels or other structures.

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I Have A Torn Meniscus. What Does This Mean?

So you have - or suspect that you have - a torn meniscus. But what does this really mean - and more importantly - how long until you can get back to feeling great and not having a painful knee? Today, our podiatry team is talking about meniscus tears, recovery and what you can do to stop it happening again.

fat kid having painful hands cause of Arthritis
Arthritis In Kids
While arthritis is best known for developing from wear and tear over time in older adults (osteoarthritis), it can also affect kids on a smaller scale. Between 1-4 in every 1000 children in Australia are affected.
Why do my toes look like they’ve separated?
Why do my toes look like they’ve separated?
If two of your toes resemble more of a ‘V’ shape between them instead of being immediately next to one another, this is for you. A plantar plate tear is the most common cause for this kind of toe separation - and some people may not realise that it had even occurred until they see this sign.
Painful Quads? Here’s What’s Going On
Painful Quads? Here’s What’s Going On
Your quads (quadriceps) are the muscles at the front of the thigh and connect together via a tendon close to the kneecap (patella). As the quad muscles work to straighten our knee from a bent position, like standing up from a chair, quad pain can make it very uncomfortable to perform simple daily tasks.
So Your Parent Has A Foot Ulcer. How Can You Help?
So Your Parent Has A Foot Ulcer. How Can You Help?
When we age and develop age-related health conditions or problems, it’s common for our circulation to be affected. This means that we may become more vulnerable to leg and foot ulcers - and even more vulnerable than ourselves, are our parents.
The Low-Down On The Controversial Running Shoes - The Nike Vaporfly
The Low-Down On The Controversial Running Shoes - The Nike Vaporfly
If you haven’t heard about the shoe that’s shaking up the sports industry, it’s the Nike Vaporfly. The Vaporfly’s performance enhancing features came into the spotlight back in 2016, when they saw multiple runners break multiple world records in a short timeframe. Now, more prominent footwear brands are bringing out competing models to the market. So, what makes these shoes so special?
5 girls holding different colours of pool noodle in the pool having hydrotherapy
Why Hydrotherapy May Be A Perfect Complement To Your Rehabilitation

We know what you’re thinking - do podiatrists offer hydrotherapy? Working together with our sister clinic, The Physio, we absolutely do! Hydrotherapy involves movements in water to help rehabilitate and strengthen muscles and joints - and it’s a fantastic option for many of our patients that are wanting to optimise their recovery from foot or leg pain, but aren’t up to traditional exercises.

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Up To 21% Of People May Have An Extra Foot Bone. Could You?

Finding accessory bones, otherwise known as ossicles, when looking over our patients’ radiographs is not an uncommon occurrence here at The Podiatrist. Many people will go throughout their lives never knowing that they have an accessory bone or two. After all, if it’s not painful, why would you look?

adult feet with polish and baby's feet in-toeing
Case Study: Treating In-toeing in a Primary School-Aged Child

Lily’s mum first brought her in to see us because she was concerned about her pigeon-toeing (in-toeing). She wanted to understand why it was happening and if everything was ‘normal’. She noticed the in-toeing was more prominent when Lily was tired, and that she was occasionally tripping during running

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Case Study: Shin Splints

We first met Andrew when he came into the clinic with ongoing shin pain. As an enthusiastic runner, he had taken time out from running to rest in an attempt to fix the pain. Unfortunately, it quickly returned as soon as he attempted a 3km run. He was referred to us by his GP to find a long-term solution that would relieve his pain while allowing him to continue running.

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Why Do Your Feet Get Bigger When You're Pregnant?
Ah, pregnancy. It’s a wonderful, beautiful and exciting time for many women. It can also be a cause of many surprises for women as they discover that they’ve gained almost an entire shoe size, and their feet seem much wider than they remembered!
fat boy holding his knee in pain
Knee Pain In Kids: Is It Growing Pains?
We often talk about growing pains at the back of the heels (a.k.a Sever’s disease), but growing pains can also affect the knees. They are painful, frustrating, and leave many kids on the sideline of their favourite sports to “wait out the pain” (whether that takes weeks, months or years) because parents don’t realise that these growing pains are treatable.
Kid walking in-toeing helping by adult
In-Toeing In Children & Adults - What Is Normal?
It may just be our *podiatry eyes*, but we’ve definitely seen quite a few adults walking around with one or both feet turned inwards recently. Adult in-toeing (and out-toeing, for that matter) starts at a young age, and progresses into adulthood without ever completely “correcting” itself. With this in mind, we wanted to answer a common question we get from parents - “will my child’s feet straighten - and when?”
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Toe Walking: A Guide For Parents
So your kids are (or previously have been) walking on their toes, and now you’re wondering whether it’s a normal phase that they’ll grow out of - or it’s something more. If this sounds like you - you’re in the right place. Our podiatry team is answering your questions about what’s up and down when it comes to toe walking. We’re not just kids foot health professionals - we’re parents too! Let’s start with the basics.
Case Study: Managing Painful Knock Knees In A Young Child
Case Study: Managing Painful Knock Knees In A Young Child

When we first met Chloe in 2019, we identified she was regularly partially dislocating her kneecaps because of a knee position called genu valgum. Genu valgum leads to a muscle imbalance in the upper leg where the glutes and inner thigh muscles aren’t able to work effectively and the outer quad muscles take control, pulling the knee cap out of position. This was extremely painful for Chloe.

Our expert team will get you out of pain and back to doing the things you love.