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
Yes, You Can Get Rid of Growing Pains!
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.
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!
Lunula Laser - Before & 6 Months After
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.
Comparing Fungal Nail Treatments - Which is the Best?
Lunula Laser is the BEST Treatment for Fungal Nail Infections on the Market. Here’s Why!
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.
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.
Healing a Difficult Leg Ulcer Using Bodyflow
With fantastic results in quickly and effectively managing a difficult non-healing leg ulcer in an elderly, high-risk patient, we’re excited to share our results so that others struggling with this issue can experience the results for themselves.
Foot Pain at Work - We Can Help!
For those of us working, we all want to perform our best at work, take control of our careers and make 2018 the best year yet. Unfortunately and all too commonly, barriers such as fatigue, headaches and lack of sleep can get in the way. There’s another common barrier that is often overlooked but can stop us in our tracks, literally. It’s foot pain!
Intense Pain at the Back of the Leg? You Might Have Tennis Leg!
With the Australian Open in full swing, there’s no doubt that many of us will feel encouraged to get out our rackets and hit the court. Alongside the fun nature of tennis come the high-impact forces on the muscles and joints that can cause serious injury and pain. One of these injuries is commonly referred to as Tennis Leg- but what is it and what are the signs? The Podiatrist talks Tennis Leg!
Why You Need to Start the Year by Getting Your Feet Checked
It’s 2018, and you’ve got some exciting plans ahead. It’s going to be your best year yet , and you’ve got some resolutions that you’re going to nail. Like many of us, at least one of your resolutions may revolve around health, fitness and well-being. But what about the very things that’ll enable you to carry out these resolutions and get you to everywhere you need to go along the way? That’s right, we’re talking about your feet.
Kelly’s Experience with Runner’s Knee
Kelly is 31 and and last summer she decided it was finally time to get fit, start leading a healthier lifestyle and feel great. She joined the gym and for the first time in years, began running.
Pieter Van Der Kooij – Podiatrist
Pieter Van Der Kooij graduated as a Podiatrist in 2007 and realised he had a passion for biomechanics and how the body moves. He then graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2012 and has been combining both degrees to optimise rehabilitation in acute and chronic settings.