Blog - Active Care Podiatry

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 […]

Why are Orthotics so Expensive? Unraveling the Cost of Custom Foot Orthoses

As a podiatrist dedicated to enhancing the mobility and comfort of my patients, I frequently encounter inquiries about the seemingly high cost of orthotics. While these custom-made shoe inserts play a crucial role in alleviating foot problems and promoting overall well-being, their price tags can sometimes raise eyebrows. In this blog post, I aim to […]

New Year, New Shoes: How to tell if your Running Shoes need Replacing

As a dedicated runner, you understand the importance of investing in quality running shoes. But now that the new year has rolled around, how do you know when it’s time to bid farewell to your trusty pair and welcome in a new set of kicks? As a podiatrist with experience in the running shoe retail […]

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 […]

Causes, Treatments, and Fast Relief for Foot Tinea

Foot tinea, commonly known as athlete’s foot, is a fungal infection affecting the skin on the feet. Understanding its causes and the best treatment options is essential for effective management. The primary cause of foot tinea is a group of fungi called dermatophytes. These fungi thrive in warm, moist environments, making the feet, especially between […]

Who Goes to See a Podiatrist? Understanding When, How, and Why

When it comes to foot health, understanding when to seek professional help is crucial. Podiatrists, the experts in foot and ankle care, cater to a diverse range of individuals facing various foot-related issues. Whether you’re an athlete experiencing discomfort during workouts, someone dealing with persistent foot pain or even someone who struggles to trim their […]

How to identify the right sandals this summer

When it comes to keeping your feet happy and healthy during the warmer months, finding the right pair of sandals is crucial. Podiatrists, experts in foot health, often have valuable insights into the best options to support your feet. We’ll explore what sandals podiatrists recommend, their preferred shoe brands, and suitable alternatives to thongs. Podiatrists […]

Can a podiatrist help me with my toenails?

Nail cutting is a fundamental aspect of podiatric foot care, and is crucial for maintaining the health and comfort of your feet. As a result all qualified podiatrists are trained to trim toenails as it is a basic but essential part of their practice. They are experts in assessing and managing various foot and toenail […]

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 […]

Understanding the How’s and Why’s of Hammer Toes

Hammer toes get their name from their appearance – toes that become bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer or claw. This deformity most commonly affects the second, third, or fourth toe and can be attributed to various factors: Consulting a podiatrist is crucial for proper evaluation and treatment of hammer toes. A podiatrist […]