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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 […]

How a Podiatrist Can Help Remove Corns

Corns, those pesky areas of thickened skin that develop on the feet, can cause discomfort and pain. As a podiatrist, I frequently assist patients in managing and removing corns effectively. Today, I’ll share some insights into how to deal with these common foot nuisances. Why do we get Corns? First and foremost, understanding the cause […]

Flat feet are often associated with foot pain

Does My Child Need Orthotics for Flat Feet?

Flat feet, or pes planus, is a common condition among children where the arches of the feet are flattened, causing the entire sole of the foot to come into contact with the ground. While many children with flat feet don’t experience any discomfort or issues, some may develop symptoms that require attention. As a parent, […]

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 […]

Plantar Heel Pain: Causes and Diagnosis

Plantar heel pain, a prevalent issue affecting many individuals, refers to discomfort located at the bottom of the heel. This condition often stems from inflammation or degeneration of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue supporting the foot arch. While plantar fasciitis is the primary culprit, other factors can contribute to heel pain. Causes of […]

Ergonx Work Boot Socks: An Easy Choice for Hard-Working Feet.

Are your work boots causing you pain, discomfort, or worse, foot problems? As a podiatrist, I’ve seen it all – from painful heels and blisters to fungal and bacterial infections. The culprit? Often, it’s the lack of attention to the socks worn with steel-toe boots. That’s why I’m here to guide you on choosing the […]

An ingrown toenail occurs when the nail pierces the sulcus of the toe causing pain and infection

Is there a Fix for Ingrown Toenails? Conservative vs Surgical Treatment

Ingrown toenails can be a painful and persistent problem, causing discomfort and inconvenience for many individuals. As a podiatrist, I often encounter patients seeking relief from this common condition. In this blog post, I’ll explore various treatment options, both conservative measures and surgical interventions, to help shed light on the path to comfortable, pain-free feet. […]

Safety Shoe With Orthotic Arch Support

Safety Shoes With Arch Support and Max Comfort

Choosing the right footwear is paramount to ensuring both comfort and safety in demanding work environments. The ErgonX Lithium Lace-Up Composite Toe Cap Work Shoe is a revolutionary solution that combines the protective strength of a composite toe cap with the comfort of a sneaker. In this article, we will delve into the key features […]

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 […]

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 […]