Category Archives: Senior Foot Health

Nerve Pain in Our Feet

Nerve pain can be pretty tricky to describe. Numbness, tingling and burning can all occur when a nerve or nerves are being compressed, rubbed or irritated in some way. This is especially common in our toes and the balls of our feet. The most common nerve condition in the feet is called a Morton’s Neuroma. […]

Four conditions where leg pain may be more than it seems

Many health practitioners and specialists preach about the benefits of walking, but what about when it causes leg pains? There are known benefits to our body with walking, lower rates of heart disease and some cancers, but what about when our legs ache during and after walking. Here is some information about four non-arthritic conditions […]

How to manage Bunions

Bunions are a progressive condition of the big toe joint, where a bony lump forms and the toe begins to point back towards the outside of the foot. The nature of the condition can differ with minor bunions causing lots of pain whilst large deformities can be pain free. Whilst bunions are rarely caused by […]

Foot & Ankle Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is a major cause of disability and chronic pain with 3.85 million Australians affected. As our population ages, those numbers continue to grow. Research suggests that early intervention can delay the onset of the disease and may reduce the number of cases of osteoarthritis by about 500,000 within 15 years.  We specialize in the […]

How shoes affect balance in older adults

Many of us are guilty of wearing inappropriate or poor footwear. Ballet flats, high heels and skate shoes are all common choices that we know are not great for our feet. As we get older this can have a greater influence on the way we walk, and in older adults this can impair balance and […]

Self care for your nails: what to do and what not to do

Toenails, not the nicest topic to discuss but they are oh so important when it comes to looking after your foot health. Did you know that your nails are susceptible to fungal infections? Fungal spores can enter the nail causing them to become discoloured, thickened and brittle. Here’s a few tips to minimise the risk […]

5 Steps for Fitter Feet for People Aged 65 & Over

1. Look closer By looking at your feet every day you can check for cracks, sores, infections or dry skin. This is especially important if you have diabetes or chronic health issues. See your podiatrist if you spot anything to avoid complications. 2. Feeling comfortable? Check that your shoes give you the support you deserve […]

For Healthy Aging, Strengthen Your Feet

Everything is connected in life—even in our bodies. That means we shouldn’t overlook any part of our bodies when it comes to health, including our oft-neglected feet. In fact, our feet could be considered the foundation of our physical wellness, particularly as we age.