Category Archives: Sports & Exercise

Are you experiencing a dull throbbing pain along the front of your shin? Especially after running or walking? You are likely dealing with a condition called shin splints.

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, […]

Should I Wear Orthotics in my Cycling Shoes?

G’day, fellow cyclists and foot enthusiasts! Today, let’s dive into the world of custom foot orthoses and how they can revolutionize your road cycling experience. As a podiatrist with a passion for pedaling, I’ve seen firsthand the difference these little wonders can make. Benefits First off, let’s talk about the benefits. One of the primary […]

Blister Prevention and Treatment: Tested by Runners, Approved by Podiatrists

When it comes to long-distance running, few things can dampen the spirits of a runner like a blister. As a podiatrist who understands the importance of comfortable feet for runners, I’ve witnessed the frustration that blisters can bring. Between self-experimentation and trialing different treatment methods with patients, I can say that I have tested just […]

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 […]

Choosing the Perfect Running Socks for Optimal Performance

When it comes to running, every detail counts, including the socks you wear. The right pair of running socks can make a significant difference in your comfort, performance, and overall running experience. In this article, we will explore the characteristics that make a sock ideal for running and answer some common questions to help you […]

How can podiatrists help me as a runner?

Podiatrists are medical professionals who specialise in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle conditions. As a runner, you may be familiar with the importance of proper footwear and foot health in preventing injuries and improving performance. Podiatrists can be a valuable resource for runners, offering expert guidance on everything from shoe selection […]

Injury Prevention for Netballers

Netball is the most popular sport by participation in Australia. It is a fast-paced, dynamic sport with lots of rapid starts and stops, jumping and landing. Netball has a high rate of injury, which makes sense due to the force that is applied to the feet, knees and ankles. Whilst some injuries are unavoidable in […]