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An ingrown toenail is a very common and extremely unpleasant problem presenting to our podiatry practice. They are caused when the nail is incurvated (turned in) and penetrates the skin. Although a relatively minor complaint they can be extremely painful and if left untreated can......

  Do you have continued Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Shin Pain or Heel Pain then getting a diagnosis is a vital step on the road to recovery.   A diagnosis is a crucial, yet often disregarded piece of the puzzle and without one it is......

  Achilles, a hero of ancient Greek mythology, his mother dipped him into the river Styx, and this water made his body invincible… But she held on to his heel which left that area vulnerable and ultimately Achilles died after an arrow punctured his heel......

Are you someone that constantly suffers from calve tightness or been told by a health practitioner that your tight calves are the root cause of another injury?   Calf pain and tightness in runners and active people is quite a common and can become a......

We are a nation of flip flop fanatics! When summer arrives, everywhere we look, people are busting out there favourite pair of flip flops or sandals. Who doesn’t love slipping on a pair, there easy to put on, comfortable and come in many styles and......

With the rise of Fitbits and other step counting activity trackers, there has been a remarkable interest in just how many steps you should take per day. We all have at least one friend that won’t leave the house without strapping on their Fitbit and......

So you woke up one morning with some pain under the bottom of the heel. The first few steps were quite painful but it eased off and you did not think too much more about it.   The next morning you woke up and there......

Our feet and ankles are the most neglected area of the body and are often the last thing we consider taking care of. Our feet are one of the most important parts of the body.  Have you ever thought about the important role your feet......

Shoe fit is one of the most important yet undervalued aspects in the selection of a running shoe. The running shoe market has intensified over the last 20 years with shoe brands constantly touting the latest in footwear technology in the hopes of improved comfort,......

The foot is a unique and complex structure of the body, with numerous bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is the pivot point to which the body moves. Your foot is the first interaction your body has with the ground. The interaction between these and......

For many of us, running is an inseparable part of our lives—we need it. When we run, we improve our health, relieve stress, achieve personal goals, compete, raise money, and most of all have fun.   On any given weekend, check out a running event......

Shoe drop also known as pitch is a popular discussion point among the running footwear industry, sports medicine clinicians and runners, with many differing opinions on its impact on injury and performance. It describes the differential of the height of the shoe between the heel......

Foot orthoses are in shoe-medical devices that are used throughout the world in the treatment of mechanically based musculoskeletal pathologies. During your consultation our podiatrists observe movements of the foot, lower limb, spine and pelvis and evaluate the interactions at play to determine if orthotic......

Everyone is different, the human body moves in a truly unique sequence of events. Gait analysis is a way in which we can study and quantify this sequence during such events as walking or running. Performing gait analysis on an individual allows the clinician to......

It’s easy to underestimate the role our feet play in our health and daily lives but when people start to realise just how much we use them, it’s a bit of a shock! They are the first interaction our body has with the ground, the......

We can all agree that running is a beautiful thing. It’s an amazing form of exercise that few things compare to. Whether alone, or with a running group or a team sport, when done properly it can enhance your physical fitness, health and well-being. It......

All too often we forget about our feet when running, and this can also be the case with cycling. Your feet are a unique and complex structure, a crucial connection to the bike, where the power is delivered to the pedal and ultimately to the......