Should You Be Worried About Toe-Walking?
Toe walking describes walking on the balls of the feet, without the heels touching the ground. It is not uncommon as young children learning to walk confidently experiment with walking styles, but it should not persist for long periods. Here at The Podiatrist, we many children every year that do continue to walk on their toes for longer than what we’d consider as ‘typical’. So today, we’re sharing what toe-walking means, why kids do it, and what you should do if your child is regularly walking on their toes.
Why Do Our Feet Swell?
Our feet are complex structures, made up of 28 bones, 30 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. When they swell, the regular function of these tissues can be affected, so it’s important to understand what’s causing the swelling. Today, we’re sharing the most common reasons for swollen feet we see in clinic and what you can do to help.
Introducing: Our NEW Squat Assessments
It’s been a couple of years in the making, but we’re excited to announce that thanks to the initiative and hard work of our Senior Podiatrist, Sam Johnston, our Squat Assessments are now available!
Orthotics For A-Grade Cricket Player Like Aidan Reduce Your Pain, Improve Your Performance & Prevent Injuries
We’ve always been big sports fanatics here at The Podiatrist - and cricket is no exception. But do you know what we love even more than playing or watching cricket? It’s helping cricket players optimise their health and realise their full potential by looking after their feet and legs.
Buying New Work Boots For Tradies
I’m A Tradie - Why Do I Have Corns, Calluses & Cracked Heels?
Think long shifts are hard? Try doing it in unsupportive work boots that aren’t the right fit for your feet! With Tradie Health Month in full swing and with us already sharing about why your legs ache and why you’re getting corns, calluses and cracked heels, we thought we’d guide you through buying the right work boots for your feet.
If you work hard on your feet all day only to have painful bumps and lumps develop, then we absolutely understand. It can feel like corns and calluses can come out of nowhere. Sometimes, you may feel them developing, but then they suddenly switch from not causing you any pain to causing immense pain with every step.
I’m A Tradie - Why Are My Feet So Tired At The End Of The Day?
Case Study: How We Improve Your Cycling Performance
August is Tradies Health Month here in Australia - so we thought we’d help our tradies by sharing our insights in a three-part blog series about:
- Why your feet get so tired at the end of the day (and what you should do)
- Why you have calluses, corns and cracked heels (and what you can do about them), and
- Buying new work boots - what to look for
So without further delay…
Sciatica & Heel Pain - What’s The Link?
Murray came in to see us for a bike fit as he got a new frame for his bike and wanted to make sure he was getting the most out of every ride.
When you’re experiencing heel pain, it’s only natural to assume that the cause of the pain is coming from the heel - or at least the foot or ankle.
We Have Your Permanent Solution For Ingrown Toenails
If you’ve felt that sharp, throbbing pain from an ingrown toenail a couple of times now, then this is for you. Today we’ll be sharing a common scenario we see in our clinic (this might be you!) and how we work to alleviate your pain - with the goal of stopping your ingrown toenail coming back once and for all.
Why Does She Have Orthotics - And Do I Need Them Too?
So many people are taking advantage of orthotics around the world these days, that if you’ve never had them before, you may wonder:
Case Study: Avoiding Amputation After Pharmacy Wart Treatment
Hilson came into our clinic with some reservation and doubt. He’d previously been left frustrated by the mishandling of his painful left foot from other practitioners.
Case Study: Hip Pain During Squats - Your Technique Matters
Blake is a healthy and active young man that came in to see us for the pain he felt at the front of his hip, particularly when performing heavy squats.
Case Study: Are You Mistaking Your Warts For Corns?
Case Study: Successfully Using The Visit Treatment For Stubborn Plantar Warts
We first met Zara and her dad when they came in for Zara’s painful ‘corns’ on her foot.
Case Study: When Your Corn Feels Like A Bowling Bowl
Ralph first came to our clinic desperate for a solution to his plantar wart - and one that actually works!
We first met Anthony when he came in to have the painful corns on the bottom of his feet treated.
Case Study: Fungal Toenail Infection Finally Gone Using Laser Treatment
We met Bree one year ago when she came in unhappy with the state of her two big toe nails.
Why Your Weak Glutes are Cramping Your Running
Glutes. Gluteal muscles. Buttocks. Whatever you want to call them, today we’re talking about how these very muscles are not only cramping your running style, but are hindering your performance, slowing you down, and even increasing your risk for running injuries. Yep, this one is a game-changer.
Stop Rolling Your Foot On A Bottle For Heel Spurs
The need to talk about this has been rolling on our minds for quite some time now. If you’ve been trying to cure your plantar fasciitis by rolling your foot on a frozen bottle, a golf ball, and anything else that the internet has advised you to, then you need to read this.
Why Your Squats Are Painful - Even When You're Doing Them Just As You've Been Told
Dry Needling Explained
You know what we’re talking about. Knowing that squats are a great full-body workout, you assume the position that your friends or personal trainer from a while back showed you:
If you’ve never experienced dry needling, then you may wonder what it actually is, how it works, and how it differs from acupuncture. Because we use dry needling quite extensively as a complementary therapy to treat foot pain, plantar fasciitis, running injuries and everything in between, we thought we’d give you the low-down on what it’s doing and how it can help.
Brisbane Oxfam Trailwalker - Getting Your Feet Ready!
Watch Out For These 3 Foot Problems This Winter!
Brisbane’s Oxfam Trailwalker is now under two months away! That’s right, the weekend of the 21st to the 23rd of June 2019 is set to be a great one, with teams set to walk from Mount Glorious to Mount Coot-Tha in 48 hours with the goal of raising one million dollars for an incredible cause.
Treating Plantar Fasciitis With Shockwave
While we’re still able to enjoy the sunshine and warmth now, it’s not long until winter creeps in and has us rugged up, opting for the gym instead of a road run in the mornings, and braving our kids’ winter sports! While winter is definitely coming and will be filled with battles in a we-can’t-wait-for-game-of-thrones-to-start kinda way, our own feet should be facing no battles of their own if we take the right precautions now, take care of them, and know what to look out for.
Recover from pain and injury faster with shockwave treatment - now available!
Introducing: Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most stubborn causes of heel pain - and one that some people struggle with for years before finding an effective solution. The reason for its long-standing nature is fairly simple: the plantar fascia is situated the bottom of the foot, and its role is to help support the arch and foot. This means it is placed under strain and pressure with every step we take - so if we want it to heal, we must do so effectively to get the job done right!
You will likely already know that we’re all about providing world-class podiatric care through our innovative and dynamic treatments and health professionals. What you may not know, is that as of this year, we have officially added SHOCKWAVE treatment to our list of services! Because the term ‘shockwave’ may not be traditionally associated with feelings of pleasantness and all things lovely, we’ve come here today to answer all your questions about shockwave and help you to understand how it can really help your pain levels, your injury, and your quality of life.