Podiatry Blog

Pain in Arch of Foot | Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The arch of the human foot provides strength to the foot to allow us to take part in activities such as walking running jumping, lifting and so on. Unfortunately, pain in the ach of the foot can get in the way of weight-bearing activities like running and walking. For some people, the pain might be […]

Sever’s Disease | Most Common Cause of Heel Pain in Children

Is your child suffering from heel pain? Our latest blog post discusses one of the most common causes of heel pain in children – Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease (also known as Calcaneal Apophysitis) is a common reason parents seek help from their children’s podiatrist. Despite its name, Sever’s disease isn’t really a disease; rather it […]

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 […]

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