Your Heel Pain - It’s Not Always Plantar Fasciitis. Do You Have the Right Diagnosis?
Meet Melanie Sutcliffe – Administration Assistant
If you’re getting pain at the bottom of your heel that’s worst first thing in the morning and on standing after rest, a lot of the things you read (and people you talk to) will tell you that you’re likely to have plantar fasciitis. But there’s another muscle that has the same insertion in the heel and spans the arch to your big toe - it’s called your abductor hallucis muscle - and it could be true cause of your heel pain and the reason you’re not getting better as fast as you’d expected.
Meet Melanie Sutcliffe, from Sydney, lived in Canberra for 9 years and have lived in Toowoomba for 8 years. Her medical administration career has taken her from working in busy emergency department to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
The Lunula Laser for Fungal Nails: Over 6 Months in Practice and Here’s Our Review!
After many years of hearing about the dissatisfaction of our patients in not being able to get rid of their fungal nail infection after trying traditional creams and ointments, we decided to trial the Lunula Laser at the end of last year. One of our driving forces was that some of our patients genuinely felt embarrassed and bad about the state of their nails, so we wanted to look into finding an effective solution for them and many others feeling the same.
Why are My Toenails Getting Thicker?
You’ve noticed your toenails starting to change over time. They’re getting thicker. Perhaps they’re putting more pressure on the surrounding skin or you feel the nail rub against the top of the shoe where it never used to. Your nail may also be getting thick and crumbly, or perhaps develop a yellow tinge.
Laser for Fungal Nails – What’s It All About? Our Podiatrist Jays Shares His Experience!
Investment in cutting edge technology is one of the cornerstones of our practice here at The Podiatrist and it’s one of the many reasons I enjoy working here. When it comes to the problem of fungal nail infections, laser technology is gaining strength. Having heard good things from other practices in different parts of the world, the owner of our practice, Troy Parsons, decided to trial the Lunula Laser for a few months beginning in October of last year. He then purchased the machine at the beginning of this year.
My Partner Had Athlete’s Foot and It Wouldn't Go Away
(One of our team here at The Podiatrist bravely shares her experience!)
Fighting Fungal Nails - Wise words from Podiatrist Daniel Lau
Athlete’s foot (clinically known as tinea pedis) is an unpleasant fungal infection of the feet. Areas between the toes often get red, itchy, scaly or cracked. Other areas like the heels or balls of the feet can be dry and itchy. Blisters and bubbles can appear and the feet can feel tender.
Thickened, discoloured and brittle nails, tinted with a trace of an unpleasant smell. These are some of the characteristics of the frightful fungal nail that’s clinically known as onychomycosis.
Struggling to Beat Your Fungal Nail Infection? The Podiatrist Explains Why!
Some of us battle for years before overcoming a fungal nail infection. Some of us never win the fight! If left untreated, it’s proven that nail fungus present in one nail will spread to your other nails over time. So why is it that fungal nail infections are so hard to beat? The nail fungus experts at The Podiatrist explain why.
Why Did My Heel Pain Come Back?
Growing Pain Explained - What's Going On?
You spent weeks - months even - doing everything you were told to get rid of your heel pain. You stopped wearing those shoes you knew were bad for you. You made yourself stretch every morning and night, just as you were told.
The Dangers of 'W' Sitting for Kids
Winter is here! This means that football, soccer and netball seasons are well under way. Each year it feels like clockwork with kids of all ages ﬂooding into the clinic, particularly between the ages of 10 and 15 years, with the same complaint: Growing pains at their heels.
Cheap Sneakers, Football Boots and Your Kids Heel Pain - What’s the Link? An Insight from One of Our Senior Podiatrists, Sam
You may have heard that sitting with your legs and feet in a ‘W’ position is bad - but do you know why?
Warning Signs You Should Bring Your Child to See a Podiatrist
One of the things that I find on a regular basis is children presenting with calcaneal traction apophysitis - AKA Severs Disease
Do You Keep Rolling Your Ankle? Do You Feel Your Ankle is Unstable?
It feels like you’re watching your kids grow and change before your eyes every day. With many changes being a regular part of growth and development.
The Ins & Outs of Ingrown Toenails!
Ankle sprains are unfortunately very common - and incredibly painful! They don’t discriminate between adults and kids and stop you from getting out and doing the sports and activities you love.
Are You Suffering from an Aching or Stabbing Pain at the Back of Heel? You May Have Developed Achilles Tendonitis
Suffering from ingrown toenails is a painful and frustrating ordeal. An ingrown toenail simply means that the nail edge has penetrated and grown into the surrounding skin. In most cases, the nail curves down into the skin, but in some cases it could be that there is excess skin/tissue surrounding the nail that the nail has grown into.
Feeling Like There's No End to Your Heel Pain? Sick of Those Painful Steps First Thing in the Morning? This is For You
If your regular sporting or daily activities have started causing you pain at the back of your heel..
Things You MUST Know About Fungal Nail Infections
You wake up and slowly begin to get out of bed, hoping that you won’t feel it but.. Ouch! Nope, there it is.
Shout Out to All Who Made the Filming a Success!
You’ve noticed your nail changing for some time now. The colour may be gradually changing to a yellow or a white.. There may seem to be more build up beneath the nail and it may be starting to lift away.
Healthy Feet Tips
We want to acknowledge all patients and podiatrists who shared their time with us for the filming held in February.
Don't Leave Your Orthotics in the Car in 35 Degree Heat
Sever's disease is a common cause of heel pain in active children. Sever's disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis, occurs when the growth plate of the heel is injured by excessive forces during early adolescence.
Back to School for Little Feet
The consequences are pictured below.
The Podiatrist Took Part in Toowoomba Park Runs' 3rd Anniversary
The end of January means the holidays are over and it’s back to school for millions of school children. It is also the time of year when sports start back meaning there is no better time to get your child’s feet checked by a podiatrist.
Warwick Cyclist Wins on World Stage
The Podiatrist took part in Toowoomba Park Runs' third anniversary recently in Queens Park. It was a great day out talking to all the volunteers..
Warwick cyclist John Eder has returned home from the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in the UK recently as world champion! The 45 year old won the 750m time trial in 49.741 seconds (a personal best) and qualified first in the 200m sprint, making John the fastest man in the world on a bicycle over 45 years.