What You Should and Shouldn’t Do When Your Feet Hurt
Sore feet can be debilitating. They can change your life and make even the most simple day to day tasks difficult and unpleasant. So it’s quite normal (especially if you’ve been in pain for a while) to try anything to make them feel better! But sometimes, in spite of your best intentions, you can actually be doing more harm than…
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Active kids with sore heels
When I was a kid, both of my parents were trained nurses so to get a day off school was next to impossible. In fact, I heated up a thermometer under boiling water once just to prove I had a temperature! But as it turns out, having a temperature of over 50° and still be functioning is pretty hard to…
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A Podiatrists guide to running shoes
Hi! I’m Luke, a Podiatrist at Hunter Podiatry Services. Let’s talk about shoes!  I’ve come from a long background of fitting running and walking shoes in and around the Newcastle area. Whether you’re a walker, plodder or gung-ho runner, we all need the right shoes to get us from A to B. I’ll cover a few of the main types…
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Zero to Hero- Return to exercising injury-free
Don’t rush a good thing! With all the recent changes to our lifestyles, there are a lot of people out there who are taking up a new form of exercise for the first time, gym junkies having an enforced break from their second home and waiting (impatiently) for them to re-open or people beginning to exercise for the first time…
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PODIATRY ONLINE (telehealth)
WHAT IS ONLINE PODIATRY?? Podiatry consultation via video conference on your computer or phone in isolation/at home In this uncertain time, we are looking for ways to bring health care to you. We have all been advised by our government to stay at home except for necessary exercise, shopping and medical appointments. Lower-limb pain will not take a break in…
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Gym and podiatry- BABY COWS (calves)
  PODIATRY AT THE GYM- CALF RAISES Feet and legs form the foundations of the human body. So we podiatrists are pretty important people haha! The feet are the first and only point of contact with the ground and are what keep us walking, running, jumping and landing. One of the main exercises we tend to prescribe to people is…
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Which Orthotic could I need??
There are many different types of “orthotics” available to us.  From inserts sold over the counter at the chemist, to intricate braces made up by orthotists. Orthotics come in many different shapes and sizes depending on which podiatrist you see, what you need and which lab they come from. To save us going too deep I’m going to highlight the…
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Do I Need Orthotics??
  Most of us have heard of orthotics, and have likely heard personal anecdotes spanning life changing miracles to tales of discomfort and empty wallets. Each day, we podiatrists witness how effective these pieces of plastic and foam can be in managing load and force, to reduce pain and dysfunction, though also bear the weight of common misconceptions and misunderstandings…
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DO I HAVE PLANTAR FASCIOPATHY (plantar heel pain)?
  What increases my risk of PLANTAR HEEL PAIN? spike in training load (frequency, intensity and/or duration) increase in weight change in shoes reduced ankle range of motion standing occupation running technique “Are my feet tired from a big day wearing my sexy shoes at the races or have I got that plantarfaci-whatever they talk about? “ Plantar heel pain…
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Let’s Talk About Heel Pain
HEEL PAIN The common cold of foot problems, plantar heel pain is the thorn in the side (or heel) of millions of people walking the earth each year.  We love heel pain, both for the challenge it offers and the impact successful treatment has on our clients lives. You’re reminded of this injury every step you take and cringe at…
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