Category: Monthly Blog

Running is Wonderful for Overall Fitness… But!!!

Running  is wonderful for overall fitness , but the extra stress on the feet can lead to injuries from minor strains and pains to fractures. Since sports demand a lot of your feet , you need to take special care of them. You can…

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Footwear

Our feet bear an enormous burden of daily living , As well as carrying the weight of our body.  They must also twist and flex with increased impact and strain when we move around. Even through simple day to day activities such as standing…

A Lot can be Done to Keep People Free from Foot Pain

Faulty foot structure and poor walking patterns influence the whole leg and therefore affect the whole body.  This may lead to twisting of the knee, hip and lower back.  It is particularly important that these conditions are checked if you have had, or are…

Foot Orthoses

Foot orthoses are shoe inserts  designed to support align  or  aid to improve the function of the feet.  They are also often called “orthotics”.  Orthoses . There are many different  kinds of orthoses. The orthoses recommended by your podiatrist are prescription devices. Custom made…

Many Australians are being brought to their Knees by  Heel Pain

The  Australian Podiatry Council said during  foot health week in  1998. And since then this statement has not changed . While heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists, it appears that  a large number of people are not seeking…

Shoes for Children

Both the size and the shape of your child’s feet change quickly during the first year of life.  Because baby’s feet are flexible, too much pressure and strain  can affect the shape of the foot. To ensure normal growth , allow your baby to…

Working Feet

Walking , running ,jumping – places greater physical demands on the body than normal day- to – day activities.  While running, your feet can absorb up to 3 to 8  times your body weight.  Not surprisingly, injuries to the foot and lower limb make…

Walking is, in Execution, a Business most Precarious

In order to initiate momentum one leans forward toward the object of one’s desire, past the point of reasonably dignified recovery, till a minutely moderated balance long maintained is lost in favor of a fresh forward-falling momentum. But to allow that to continue would…

”My Feet are Killing Me” is a Common Cry

yet research shows that only a fraction of those suffering from sore feet seek professional help.  A common misconception is that sore feet are normal; they are not . Just as you would  visit your dentist for a toothache. You should visit  a podiatrist…

“Don’t Worry – They Grow Out of it is “… Not Always True!

“Don’t worry – they grow out of it “. is a common response to parent’s concerns about the development of their children’s feet or legs. In some cases this can be true, however as children grow up their feet and legs undergo various stages…

Corns and Calluses are Symptoms

Corns are due to pressure over a bony part of the foot .  A common site is the side of the little toe or over the tops of bent toes where shoes press.  Often   corns can be avoided by wearing better fitting shoes and…