Category Archives : Podiatry

Corn or Wart??

Warts and Corns – What They Are and How to tell the difference. Words by Kristen Stone, Podiatrist Hunter Podiatry Services. Have you ever had a sore spot under your foot or on your toes? Or a patch of hard skin that you can’t seem to get rid of? There’s a good chance that you’ve had […]

Part III of our Run right Series.

Welcome to part 3 of our series. In this episode we have a closer look at the changes our athlete has made and how these changes have impacted on his performance and efficiency.

Part II of our Run Right video series.

Welcome to part two of our run right video series. In the following video you will learn how our running cues, form changes and strengthening exercises have helped change and improve our patients running form and efficency.

Preparing for the Fernleigh 15. Start now…….

Fulfilling The Commitment: Getting You To The Starting Line For the Fernleigh 15 Fit & Injury Free With the Fernleigh 15 being run on Sunday, October 22, you should already be gearing yourself up so you are ready to run injury free on the day. The last thing you want is to pull up injured […]

The best exercise to improve ankle joint motion

Words by Bec Munro What is ‘normal’ ankle joint dorsiflexion? Ankle dorsiflexion is movement at the ankle where, if the foot is not fixed to the floor, the foot will move up towards the leg, or if the foot is fixed to the floor (as in gait), the tibia moves forward over the foot. There […]

Do your Child’s Feet Hurt?

Do they complain of foot or leg pain? Do they often ask to be picked up? Do they have instability issues or trip frequently? Do they kick their shoes off before undoing their laces? Does your child walk differently to other kids? Recent research has revealed that certain foot types (flat feet or high arched […]

Arch Pain

Foot arch pain is a common type of foot pain. Its symptoms include pain when getting up in the morning, and pain during long walks or long periods of standing. The most common cause of arch pain is Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is Latin for inflammation of the Plantar Fascia – the fibrous band of […]

Feet Are the Foundation of the Body

We all grow older and with that comes benefits like wisdom, experience and maturity. But unfortunately as we age so does our body and things can and do go ‘wrong’.  Getting older doesn’t have to mean being unprepared for potential health complications and just like you would visit your GP for a check-up, having regular […]

Blisters

While typically thought of as a minor nuisance injury, blisters of the feet are among the most common injury suffered by athletes and can lead to more serious injuries. Athletes should choose their footwear and socks carefully. The first defence against friction blisters is proper fitting socks and shoes. Numerous high tech sock choices exist, […]

Gout & Your Feet

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid. This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines that are found naturally in our diets. The actual build-up of uric acid […]