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common causes of foot pain Five Common causes of foot pain

October 20, 2017 at 6:45 am

Our feet - we rely on them every day, but don’t give them much thought or TLC, until we start to experience foot pain. The most common causes of foot pain are injury and disease. Poor footwear can also cause discomfort or pain, such as shoes that are too tight
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The importance of proper fitting shoes for kids

October 3, 2017 at 2:59 am

If you’re a parent, you will understand and appreciate the phrase “they grow up so fast”. Children’s physical needs and behaviours change dramatically as they transition through different stages of growth. It might not be at the forefront of the mind or at top of the priority list for many
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What causes fungal infections

September 6, 2017 at 3:51 am

Fungi are organisms that live by decomposing and absorbing the organic material in which they grow. While beneficial fungi such as mushrooms or yeast form part of the human diet, there are also more problematic fungi that are responsible for causing and spreading infectious disease amongst animals, plants and humans. Mould, mildew is one such example that can be problematic in homes
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How do you get rid of a Verruca?

July 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

A Verruca (or Plantar Wart) is a type of wart that grows on the underside of the foot, and is a very common complaint. Unlike warts that you would find growing on any other part of the body, a verruca tends to grow inwards rather than outwards, this is largely
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Embarrassing Foot Problems

June 19, 2017 at 3:43 am

When you really stop to consider the science of how our bodies work... to pro-create, to digest our modern diets, and to ward off sickness and disease you begin to realise just how fascinating the human body really is. There are some parts of our bodies however, that we'd rather not talk about, particularly
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winter feet How to prevent ingrown toenails this winter

May 21, 2017 at 2:48 am

Winter is about to set in, with its cold embrace across Australia and this is the time of year when many Australian's decide to leave their thongs on the shoe rack and opt for a warmer and less exposed shoe style.  However, as the days grow colder and more Australian's
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Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction What Causes Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction?

April 17, 2017 at 4:21 am

Tibialis posterior dysfunction is a common cause of acquired flatfoot dysfunction and may not show viewable symptoms until later on in life.  However, for those that are afflicted from tibialis posterior dysfunction, one thing remains true, the constant and persistent pain in the central area or arch of the foot.
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Morton Nueroma Is Morton Neuroma the cause of your foot pain?

March 17, 2017 at 2:28 am

Do you suffer from the following symptoms, such as: A pain forming in the ball (middle) of your foot that seems to shoot to your toes, a burning or tingling sensation in your foot, perhaps you might even feel like you are always walking on a sharp stone or rounded
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beach feet 5 Summer Foot Problems To Lookout For

February 21, 2017 at 2:38 am

It's that grand time of year, where the days are long, the sun sets late, and the family is playing a game of backyard cricket without their shoes. However, with the joys of the summertime and the intriguing idea of going barefoot comes with some issue, so here are five
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Summer Foot Care

January 17, 2017 at 2:29 am

Summer is the time when the weather warms up and our feet are on display baring all.  It is also the time of year when they are exposed to sun, wind and sand which can significantly dry them out and leave them vulnerable to foot issues.   Your summer foot care
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Suffering with Corns and Calluses: Are those shoes really worth it?

December 16, 2016 at 2:43 am

Many women have various problems with their feet as a result of ill fitting shoes.  Shoes are one of the main causes of corns and calluses.  It can be the price paid for choosing latest fashions over foot health.  Corns and calluses are the thickening or hardening of patches of
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Pain in your heel or around achilles tendon?

November 16, 2016 at 2:02 am

If stepping out of bed in the morning is uncomfortable, reaching for the items off the top shelf causes discomfort or continuing your usual exercise regime has become too painful it may be time to see a professional about it.  Should you experience pain in your heel or around the
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spring foot Ingrown Toenails causing painful toes

October 10, 2016 at 7:09 am

If you have ever suffered from an ingrown toenail, you will know that it can cause very tender or even severe pain; whereby wearing shoes can be unbearable and you will soon discover how much you actually use your toes.  Urgent treatment or better still prevention of ingrown toenails will
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feet 3 Easy steps to avoid fungal toenail infections

September 12, 2016 at 4:56 am

Fungal nail infections are a condition we all want to avoid if we can. So how can we minimise our risk for toenail infections?  Here are a few practises you can adopt to help avoid the dreaded spread of infection with three easy steps. 1.     Maintain your nail This first
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foot circle Suffering from Bunions?

August 10, 2016 at 12:25 am

A bunion (hallux valgus) is a common condition where a deformity lies at the base of ones big toe, causing the joint to develop a bony prominence. Bunions can also form on the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe, although less common, this is referred
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Verrucaes: Plantar warts

July 5, 2016 at 12:14 am

Verrucae (plantar warts), refer to warts that grow on the soles of your feet. They are caused by a virus (Human Papilloma Virus) that has entered the skin, perhaps from a small cut.  The virus thrives in moist environments, therefore places such as swimming pools or communal showers can increase
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Custom Made Orthotics

June 7, 2016 at 5:56 am

If you have serious foot pain or discomfort, schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. He or she will assess your overall health and look for any other contributing factors. Your podiatrist will examine your feet and how you walk and assess the movement and function of your lower legs and
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foot peal Cracked Heels or Heel Fissures

May 10, 2016 at 5:06 am

If you wear open-heeled shoes or even if you don’t wear shoes during summer you may suffer from cracked heels or heel fissures at some time. Excessive stress on the skin can cause heel fissures to occur. Air circulating around your heels causes your skin to become dry and brittle,
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Is plantar fasciitis causing you pain?

April 11, 2016 at 8:42 am

Is Plantar fasciitis causing you pain? This condition causes a sharp or burning pain caused by inflammation of the tissue along the bottom of your foot connecting your heel bone and your toes. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is usually more severe in the morning
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Children’s Foot Care

March 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Do you have a child with feet pointed inward or outward, or does your child’s feet appear to have extremely flat arches? When a child’s feet curve inward rather than pointing straight ahead when the child is walking or running this is called in-toeing. A child who has this condition
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