Category Archives: Injuries

Calf stretching is an important warm up before exercise and work

Should I Stretch Before or After Activity?

As a podiatrist, I often emphasize the importance of stretching to my patients. Whether you’re an athlete gearing up for a run or someone simply looking to maintain foot health, incorporating stretching into your routine can yield numerous benefits. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the advantages of dynamic stretching before activity and static […]

Why do I get Achilles pain when I run?

Are you a runner experiencing pain in your Achilles tendon? You’re not alone. Achilles tendinopathy, a common condition among runners, can be a frustrating setback. But what causes it, and why is it so prevalent in the running community? Let’s break it down. What is Achilles Tendinopathy? First things first, what exactly is Achilles tendinopathy? […]

5 Simple Daily Exercises and Stretches for Foot Pain Relief

Hey there, fellow foot warriors! If you’re reading this, chances are your feet are giving you some grief. Whether it’s from standing on them all day, wearing heels that are too high, or just life throwing you a curveball, foot pain is no joke. But fear not, because I’m here to share some simple exercises, […]

Why forefoot Issues are challenging to self diagnose and How Podiatrists Can Help

Our feet are quite intricate, with lots of bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons working together to support our weight and help us move. Even though our feet are impressively designed, the front part, including the toes and related bones (forefoot), can face various problems. It’s not always easy to identify these issues, and that’s where […]

New Years Fitness Resolution Roadblocks: Overuse Injuries

One of the biggest roadblocks we see as people pursue their new years fitness resolutions, overuse injuries can become a roadblock, hindering progress and causing setbacks. However, with a few proactive measures, it’s possible to avoid these injuries and maintain a consistent workout routine. Understanding Overuse Injuries Overuse injuries occur due to repetitive stress on […]

Why Am I Experiencing Pain Along the Outside of My Ankle?

Peroneal tendon pain is a common issue that can cause discomfort on the outer side of your ankle. It’s essential to understand why this pain occurs and how to effectively treat it. Peroneal tendon pain occurs on the outer side of the ankle due to issues with the peroneal tendons. These tendons play a crucial […]

Causes, Removal, and Prevention of Corns Between Toes

Corns between toes can be a painful and bothersome condition affecting many people. Corns typically develop as a natural defense mechanism by the skin against excessive friction and pressure. The primary factors that contribute to the formation of corns between toes include: Fortunately, corns between toes can be treated effectively with various methods. It’s important […]

Podiatrist Role in the Management of Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common condition that affects many Australians. They are typically characterised by pain and discomfort in the shin area, which can make it difficult to continue with physical activity. Podiatrists can play an important role in the treatment and prevention of shin splints. The primary goal of treatment for shin splints is […]