Category Archives: Senior Foot Health

Senior foot health is an important issue to discuss because as we age our feet have done more physical work and are more likely to breakdown and feel pain.

Sun Safety for Your Feet: Protecting Your Foundation

As a podiatrist, I often witness patients diligently protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays—applying sunscreen, wearing hats, and sunglasses—but there’s one area that frequently gets overlooked: the feet. Yes, your feet need sun protection too! In this blog post, let’s explore why sun safety for your feet is essential and how you can […]

Why does my bunion hurt?

Do you often find yourself experiencing pain or discomfort in the joint at the base of your big toe? Does it appear swollen, red, or misaligned? You might be dealing with a common foot condition known as bunions. While bunions may seem like a minor inconvenience, they can significantly impact your quality of life if […]

The Hidden Importance of Drying Between Your Toes

As a podiatrist, I’ve seen my fair share of foot problems, and one common issue that often goes overlooked is the importance of drying between your toes. It may seem like a trivial task, but the truth is, neglecting this simple step can lead to some serious foot woes, including maceration and fungal infections like […]

Fungal Nails

Can my podiatrist treat fungal nail?

As a podiatrist, I’ve encountered numerous cases of fungal nail infections throughout my career. Fungal nail infections, medically known as onychomycosis, are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While they may seem like a minor annoyance, untreated fungal nails can lead to discomfort, embarrassment, and even complications if left unchecked. In this […]

Strolling Through Bunions: How Custom Orthotics Can Help

Hey there, bunion buddies! Today, I wanted to delve into a topic that often tiptoes into our lives unnoticed. Now, I know what you might be thinking – “Bunions? Aren’t those just something your grandma complains about?” Well, hold onto your socks, because bunions can sneak up on just about anyone, regardless of age or […]

Arch support work boots - Ergonx Elements

How to find the perfect work boot

Picture your work boots as the groundwork of a structure – if it’s robust and steadfast, the edifice above it stands tall and secure. A top-notch work boot mirrors this concept; it supports and safeguards your feet form the trauma throughout the day. Attributes of a great Work Boot: Hazards of Substandard Boots Sporting ill-fitting […]

Corns and callus can be painful and a site for infection

Why do calluses form on the side of the big toe

Calluses are a common foot condition that can affect anyone, causing thickened, hardened areas of skin to develop. While they may seem harmless, calluses can lead to discomfort and even pain if left untreated. One area where calluses frequently form is on the side of the big toe. In this blog post, we’ll explore what […]

Why Fungal foot infections are so common in Queensland, Australia, and Patience in Treatment

Living in the beautiful and sunny state of Queensland, Australia, comes with its perks – stunning beaches, outdoor activities, and a warm climate. However, it also brings about some challenges, one of which is the increased prevalence of fungal foot infections. In this blog post, we’ll explore why these infections are so common in Queensland […]

Claw Toes and Hammer Toes: How a Podiatrist Can Provide Relief

Our feet are remarkable structures, but sometimes they can develop deformities like claw toes and hammer toes. These conditions involve abnormal bending of the toes, causing discomfort and aesthetic concerns. In this brief post, we’ll explore what claw toes and hammer toes are, how they form, and how a podiatrist can offer effective solutions. Understanding […]

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 […]