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Plantar Fascia Stretch to Relieve Morning Heel Pain
Improving the flexibility of the plantar fascia, the main soft tissue crossing your arch, is important for reducing strain and tension in the arch, especially first thing in the morning. It is best to perform this stretch before getting out of bed in the morning and after any periods of prolonged sitting. Follow these simple …
Foot check-ups for kids
When should your child have their feet checked? As experienced podiatrists, treating foot and ankle problems for over 20 years, we know that many adult foot problems have their origins in childhood. If picked up early, we can often help prevent foot problems from becoming an issue in adulthood. To help detect problems early, children …
6 Top Tips for Fitting Children’s School Shoes
During the back-to-school season, one of the most important purchases on any parent’s shopping list should be a pair of properly fitting school shoes. Before making your purchase, consider these 6 tips for getting the right fit and the right shoe for your child: Growing Room There should be about 10-14mm of space between the …
How Do I Choose The Best School Shoes For My Child?
Australian school children can spend up to 40 hours per week in their school shoes, so making an informed choice and purchasing the best shoes for your child’s feet is vital. Poorly fitting school shoes on growing feet can lead to long term foot health problems including bunions, hammer toes, corns and ingrown toenails. Shoes …
How Can I Decrease My Reliance on Orthotics Without Suffering Foot Pain!
Many people with foot posture problems, including bunions, require the support of custom foot orthotics or extra-supportive footwear for injury prevention and relief of foot, ankle or knee pain. Although, they experience significant relief and are more comfortable with this extra support and improved alignment for their feet, they are also often keen to have …
Healing Heel Pain in Children
The FS-6 Compression Sock provides medical grade compression to reduce pain and swelling, providing relief from heel pain for active kids. The sock can easily be worn during school and sports with regular footwear, providing support and pain relief. Our Podiatrist’s find that active children suffering with episodes of heel pain (or Sever’s disease) find relief …
Foot mobilisation podiatry: A new treatment for bunions!
Our Podiatrists see people with bunions every day. Bunions are one of the most common foot problems in adults, causing pain, embarrassment and difficulties finding shoes to fit. Many people believe that surgery is the only treatment when it comes to bunions, but this is not true for everyone. Foot mobilization podiatry is a …
Floppy Joints in Children
Joint hypermobility is often referred to as ‘double jointedness’ or ‘floppy joints’. It occurs when joints have greater movement than normal for the child’s age. Joint hypermobility tends to run in families and is common in childhood with up to 15% of children affected. Common symptoms of Joint Hypermobility in children include: Joint pain, worse …
Diabetic Foot Disease: Prevention is better than cure!
prevention These are our Podiatrist’s simple steps for preventing foot problems if you have Diabetes: Stay in control!! Monitor & maintain stable glucose levels; Don’t smoke, exercise regularly; Avoid barefoot walking; Wear well-fitting, protective shoes and socks; Keep the skin on your feet healthy; Have corns, calluses and other foot problems treated by a Podiatrist; See your Podiatrist …
Are your child’s football boots causing heel pain?
With the start of the winter football season, many primary-school aged children will experience heel pain during or after football training. Some children will go on to develop painful inflammation along the growth plate at the back of the heel, commonly called Sever’s disease. Some football boots can be the cause of increased strain at …
5-Step Home Treatment Plan for Heel Pain
Try our ‘5-step home treatment plan’ for heel pain. If you don’t have relief within 2 weeks, see our Podiatrists for professional care. Wear stable, supportive shoes. While your injury is healing you will need to wear your most supportive shoes, exercise shoes are best. If your shoes are poor quality, overly flexible or worn …
How do I know if a Bunion Splint will help me?
A bunion occurs when your big toe progressively drifts towards your second toe, causing a ‘bump’ at the base of the big toe joint. Bunions develop slowly over time, progressively getting more noticeable, unsightly and more painful. If a bunion is treated well in the early stages of its development, before the joint stiffens up …