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.

How can Podiatrists help with Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition relating to the damage of nerves leading to numbness, weakness and tingling. Neuropathy can occur due to local and systemic causes. The most damaging element of neuropathy is the loss of protective sensation, especially in the feet. This protective sensation is what tells us our foot is under trauma. This can […]

What does pain mean at the ball of your foot?

Forefoot pain is a common issue suffered by many Australians. Due to the constant forces it is subjected to during walking and standing a number of different types of injuries and pains can occur. These can normally be categorised into one of three different causes. Achy forefeet that get progressively worse normally occur due to […]

What can you expect when visiting the Podiatrist?

Many people don’t know what to expect when visiting the podiatrist for the first time. There are a few elements to the podiatrist that are similar to visiting any other medical professional, whether it’s a physiotherapist or a GP. Firstly your podiatrist will take a detailed history of the problem or injury that you are […]

Can anything be done about my bunions?

Bunions are a frustrating and often painful deformation that affects many Australians. Repeated trauma to the joint causes the bone and soft tissue to change resulting in the bony prominence and turned toe that many see. Improvement to the joint is dependent on the severity of the damage done. For most cases the bony changes […]

Will a podiatrist remove my corns and callus?

At your podiatry appointment any hard skin or corns can be removed by the podiatrist. Using a scalpel they will cut away thick parts of hard skin or any corns. Afterwards they will sand away any remaining hard or dry areas of skin using a sanding disc. Regular appointments can help to keep callus, corns […]

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 […]