Case Study: Treating A Stubborn Fungal Nail Infection Using Cold Laser
Our secret formula for getting RELIEF from plantar fasciitis heel pain!
We first met Debbie just over 12 months ago, when she came in looking for a way
to fix her fungal toenail infection. Debbie first noticed the yellow/white patch on her right big toenail over three years ago, after removing nail polish that she had applied at a nail salon.
Beautiful, healthy looking nails in one appointment? You’ve got it!
Have you got pain at the bottom of your heels that is worst first thing in the morning? Have you tried rolling your feet over ice bottles and tennis balls but the pain is still there? Have you been putting up with the pain and aches for months without relief? Are you worried the pain might be getting worse? Do you want to know how our podiatrists that specialize in heel pain help our patients finally get rid of their heel pain once and for all?
Then this is exactly for you.
We’re all about innovation, delivering world-class services, and going above and beyond to deliver the best results for our patients here at The Podiatrist. That’s why very excited to have a new product on trial and what it can offer you. Without further adieu, let us introduce you to…
Five Things You Didn’t Know Podiatrists Can Help You With
Fun & active activities for the last week of the school holidays here in Toowoomba!
“You can help me with THAT?” and “You do THAT too?” are phrases we hear very often as Podiatrists. This is usually by patients that have only experienced Podiatry as trimming toenails, as told by their grandparents or family member. The truth is that that sort of nail care is only a very small fraction of what we do here at The Podiatrist. We thought we’d fill you in (and likely surprise you if you haven’t been to our clinic before) with FIVE things we can help you with other than your nails that you may not even know!
Congratulations! You’ve successfully made it through the first week of your kids being on holiday. Now we’re into week two and if the activity ideas are starting to running out, then this is for you! We thought we’d put together a few fun ideas for the last week of the school holidays that’ll guarantee a lot of fun and a lot of energy used!
What could be causing your heel pain?
Heel pain sucks. Yep, we said it, and unfortunately, we hear things a lot worse about their heel pain from our patients every day. Heel pain, and foot pain generally, is one of those frustrating problems where all of a sudden you realised how much you’ve taken walking around pain-free for granted for your entire life. And it’s true - it’s a debilitating injury that impacts your whole day and ability to not just do the things you love, but just complete your everyday tasks and chores.
Bunions: How to stop those frustrating bumps on the sides of your feet from getting worse!
You may have been noticing those bony bumps developing on the sides of your big toes for a while now. You may be feeling somewhat frustrated that it’s now become more difficult for you to fit into your shoes, especially ones that are narrower around the toes. You may be getting some redness, blister, corns or pain on the sides of your toes at the bunions. Whether you’ve felt one or all of these symptoms, we understand! These bumps have developed and you just want them gone. Let us explain exactly what’s going on and how you’ve ended up with bunions.
Do you feel more wobbly or unstable on your feet?
If you’ve ever felt unsteady walking over uneven ground, weakness in your ankles, like you roll your ankles more often than others, like your feet ankles get a lot more tired and achy when you’re not wearing supportive shoes? Then this blog is exactly for you.
Lunula Laser - Bringing World Class Facilities to Toowoomba
Here at The Podiatrist, fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) are a common problem that patients come seeking advice and treatment for. People are generally concerned that it makes their feet look ‘ugly’ or ‘unhealthy’, and tend to get embarrassed about it. This causes many people to either cover up their feet with shoes or apply nail paint, both of which will encourage the infection to thrive.
Along with the excitement of the game, come the injuries. At times, we see the effects of injury on the court. We may also notice a marked absence of our favourite players, both at the Australian Open and in tournaments around the world. Injuries affect tennis pros, casual weekend players or learners alike. One of the best ways of preventing injuries is knowing your risks. So we’ve compiled our top 5 tennis injuries, so you know what to look out for - and tips on how to decrease the risk of injury!
Rugby & NRL injuries you need to watch out for! The traumatic injuries
Last week we talked about our top 5 overuse injuries from rugby and NRL that we see and treat here in our clinic. They included Achilles injuries, knee injuries, shin splints, heel pain and stress fractures. Today we’re going to talk about the traumatic injuries that we often see and treat, that is, the ones you get from tackles, trips, falls, and smashing the ball into the ground as you fly over the line for a touchdown and hear that cheering in the background.
Rugby Union & NRL injuries you need to watch out for! The overuse injuries
Regardless of the team you support, both NRL and Rugby Union are sports that unite many of us across Australia for at least 25 weeks every year. Unfortunately for fans and players alike, sustaining injuries is an unwelcome but accepted part of the game, complete with its own weekly injury report.
Soccer injuries to look out for this season! Part two
If you’re keen to be at the top of your soccer game and stay injury-free this season, keep reading! Last week we shared with you the first five common soccer injuries we treat here at The Podiatrist (patellar tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee), ankle sprains, adductor tendinopathy (groin strain), hamstring strains and fractures).
Soccer injuries to look out for this season! Part one
As part of our mission here at The Podiatrist, we don’t want to only help you recover from pain or injury but we want to prevent your injury from occurring in the first place. One of the keys to prevention is knowledge, so we thought we’d get you up to date with injuries that we often treat from one of our favourite sports - soccer!
Diabetes & your feet - these are your risks!
Every single day, 280 Australians are diagnosed with diabetes. This brings the number of us currently affected to a staggering estimated 1.7 million - and counting. While the association between diabetes and blood sugar ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ is more commonly known, the large impact that diabetes can have on the feet isn’t. Because diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic lower-limb amputation in Australia, it’s important that we fill you in on the relationship between diabetes and your feet.
Basketball Injuries - What To Look Out For On The Court!
We love basketball - and we know that many of you do too. It’s fast-paced, it requires great precision, teamwork, forward-thinking and it keeps you on the edge of your seat when they shoot for the hoop in those crucial last few seconds of play! With this excitement also comes the risk of injury that can see players sitting on the sideline.
Avoiding Common Netball Injuries This Season
Netball is a much-loved sport enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Australians each year. In fact, it’s the top team sport for women and girls according to Australian Sports Commission, who found in a survey conducted a few years ago that just under 900,000 women and girls participated in Netball annually.
Yes, You Can Get Rid of Growing Pains!
Here at The Podiatrist, we’re all about helping families stay healthy, happy, do the things they love and realise their full potential. This means we make looking after KIDS FEET a special priority! Kids are constantly learning, growing and exploring - it’s all part of the development process.
Kids are dashing back onto football fields and the AFL, NRL and Super Rugby seasons are kicking off this month. We at The Podiatrist are all ready with our footy tipping which we’re very passionate about it - especially me, as I won it last year and placed the year before!
Comparing Fungal Nail Treatments - Which is the Best?
Lunula Laser - Before & 6 Months After
Fungal nail infections have been a serious problem for people worldwide, with up to 25% of people affected at any one time. This high prevalence is contributed to by the easy spread of foot fungus through shared floors and surfaces, as well as the low efficacy and success rate of many available antifungal treatments.
Having patients come in for their follow-up appointments after having their Lunula Laser treatments are a real pleasure as a podiatrist. We get to see patients that were originally embarrassed and unhappy about the state of their toenails grow confidence and happiness with their feet with every appointment.
Lunula Laser is the BEST Treatment for Fungal Nail Infections on the Market. Here’s Why!
The last year has seen us grow with excitement as we’ve watched countless patients develop clear, healthy nails after using the innovative Lunula laser. We’ve got to admit - it’s pretty awesome to see a condition that was previously VERY difficult to successfully treat, now become very simple to treat and for the process to appear, at least to the naked eye, very easy and simple too.
Tips for recovering well after your running or walking event!
You trained for weeks and months to participate in your race or event and all of the hard work has paid off! You’ve done it. It’s an amazing effort and as podiatrists we’re constantly inspired by all of those that commit to these events, whether they’re for a personal goal, a charity fundraiser, or just for fun! We saw a lot of this in the recent Peak 2 Park Toowoomba and are stoked with the outcome.
Running - Related Gym Sessions Are HERE!
We’re excited to announce the start of our running-related gym sessions that we have co-created with Ben Loxley from Complete Body Health and Fitness!
Your Peak2Park Training Tips
Toowoomba’s Peak2Park is only weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s a great way to get active, step up to your fitness goals, meet new people and raise money for local charities. Many of us competing will be increasing their training distances this week, so we thought we’d share some last minute training tips to see you through to the big day on Sunday March 4th, 2018.