Category Archives: Foot Health

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 […]

Your Feet & Diabetes

Did you know that having diabetes can increase your risk of developing complications in your feet? Diabetes can cause nerve damage called ‘peripheral neuropathy’ or reduce the circulation in your feet which is called ‘peripheral arterial disease’. Nerve damage may appear as numbness in the toes or feet, or as altered sensation with pain or […]

Gait Analysis: What is it and why do we use it?

Gait analysis is a system of observations that podiatrists use to study the way your body moves, and how that may be effecting your feet, legs, hips and lower back. During gait analysis, your body’s movements are observed, measured, recorded and assessed. This information is used to make a diagnosis, and then to prescribe treatments […]

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 […]

When to see a podiatrist

You may be experiencing pain in your feet, ingrown or discoloured skin/nails, corns, skin rashes, foot odour, foot injuries, broader health problems such as diabetes or arthritis, recurrent tripping or falling, problems fitting comfortably in your regular shoes; if you notice swelling, lumps, or redness on your feet or legs or you are experiencing foot […]

Fungal Nails

Discolored toenails can be a sign of something more sinister.

If you suffer from fungal nails please call our Capalaba podiatry clinic on 3823 5423 to book an assessment today. Fungal nails can be an embarrassing and in some cases a painful condition. Fungal nails can affect one nail or the entire foot simultaneously. The fungi that cause the infection are usually a combination of […]