Podiatry Blog

School’s (almost) in session. You’ve ticked off every item on your child's stationery list, got them fitted for their uniforms, and have a meal plan ready for their lunchboxes. But what about their footwear? Given that your child will spend six or more hours in...

La Niña is well and truly making her presence felt right now in Australia. We’re having a wet summer with regular thunderstorms and persistent rainy spells. Unfortunately, in addition to being uncomfortable, the wet weather is not great for our feet. Wearing wet shoes can lead...

Here's a fun fact: all babies have flat feet when they are born.It’s when you have flat feet as a grown up and it causes pain that it becomes an issue. People with flat feet, also known as ‘fallen arches’, have either no arch...

Summer’s on its way and it’s time to enjoy the great Aussie outdoors. But if the sweltering summer sun makes your feet sweaty, you’ll probably want to wear thongs and sandals. Remember, not all sandals are created equal! Many pairs of sandals on the market don’t...

Sever's Disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is a condition that mainly affects growing children, when they’re going through a  growth spurt during puberty. Activities like running and jumping cause the already tight Achilles tendon to pull on and irritate the heel bone growth plate, causing pain in...

Did you know that approximately 3.85 million Australians have arthritis? That’s 1 in 5 people. So, what exactly is arthritis? In simple terms, it’s the swelling, inflammation and stiffness of the joints that often gets worse with age. Each foot has 33 joints, making our...

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