Podiatry Blog

What Are Bunions? Causes & How To Get Rid Of Hallux Valgus

Ever wondered what a bunion (hallux valgus) is? Check out our latest blog for a comprehensive overview of bunions. From causes and treatments to preventative measures or pain relief. What is Hallux Valgus (Bunion)? The term bunion is commonly encountered but is often used incorrectly, so what is a bunion? A bunion (Hallux valgus) is […]

Cracked Heels? Here’s everything you need to know

Over summer Instep Podiatry saw a notable increase in patients presenting with fissured (cracked) heels. However, this comes as no surprise given the climate in the Queensland region over summer. Fissuring of the heels is caused by the reduced elasticity of skin when it becomes dry (think of cracked lips) from excessive evaporation of perspiration […]

What is Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis affects the plantar fascia, a thick ligament that runs under the foot from the toes to the heel bone. This ligament is designed to assist with  shock-absorption and help support the arch of the foot. However, unlike muscle tissue, the plantar fascia is not very elastic so it isn’t very stretchy. […]

Corns and Calluses, Everything You Need To Know

  Callus (hyperkeratosis) is an area of hard, thickened skin that forms in response to pressure or friction. Calluses are generally considered to be a natural, protective response to abnormal stress placed on the skin (e.g. rubbing, pressure). Like a suit of armour, calluses are the body’s way of protecting the underlying tissues from further […]

Diabetic Foot Care: Tips To Protect Your Feet

Having diabetes is not inherently going to cause serious foot complications like amputations or ulcers, however, diabetic foot care is still hugely important. By getting educated, changing some basic things and having a little knowledge, you can do a range of positive things to avoid the worse case scenario. Look after your body Being an active […]

Shin Splints

Whether you’re an avid runner or casual stroller, shin splints can be a huge pain in the…well, shins. The pain can range from a dull ache during exercise to a sharp, debilitating pain that stops you in your tracks. When allowed to progress uninhibited, shin pain can take the joy out of staying active. What […]

Plantar Fasciitis – Everything You Need To Know

Do you have heel pain that’s worse after periods of rest? Do you dread the agony that comes with the first few steps out of bed in the morning? You could be suffering from a common cause of heel pain called plantar fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis refers to heel pain (less commonly […]

Sore Feet? Have you seen our latest ad?

If you haven’t seen it yet, keep an eye out for our fresh look ad in this week’s North West News! Whether you’re suffering from heel pain, ingrown toenails, arch pain or forefoot pain just to name a few, book an appointment with one of our podiatrists for an assessment and professional advice. If you […]

Orthotic Self-check

Are your orthotics giving you grief? Have you found they aren’t as effective as they used to be? Can’t fit your orthotics in your shoes? Complete our DIY Orthotic Review Questionnaire to see if we can help. Orthotics can be very helpful if you have pain in the foot, knee or hip and can also help […]

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