Athlete’s Foot

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What is it?  Athlete’s foot, or Tinea pedis is a fungal skin condition of the feet.  It’s also contagious and can easily be spread to other people especially when you…

Top 5 care tips for your feet in Autumn

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Autumn has finally arrived in Melbourne, and this also kicked off the start of boots season. The weather is changing gradually, so it’s a great time to put some steps…

Fungal Foot Infection – Tinea pedis

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Tinea pedis, commonly known as Athlete’s foot, is a fungal infection. It occurs due to the presence of Dermatophyte fungus, the most common type.  Common affected areas: Between the toes…

6 tips for happy hiking feet

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Find the right shoes/boots for the terrains                        Trail shoes or hiking boots with synthetic upper and an EVA midsole…

Footwear for older people

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Footwear plays an important role in protecting your foot from the extremes of temperature, moisture and injuries. Good footwear plays an important part in preventing falls for older people as…

Foot Care for the Christmas Party Season

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Whether there’s an office Christmas party or get-together with friends and family on the horizon, you’re probably looking forward to letting your hair down over the next few weeks. The…

Why do my orthoses squeak in my shoes?

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Tips to stop my orthoses from squeaking in the shoes! Orthoses are Podiatrist prescribed inserts that are worn in shoes, and they are designed to help with your foot pain…

Sesamoiditis – what is it?

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Sesamoiditis is an overuse injury that causes pain in the ball of the foot and specifically under the big toe joint. The sesamoid bones are very small bones that are…

Gout And Your Feet

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An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your joint is on fire.  Gout is a form…

What’s The Big Deal with Diabetes and Feet?

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Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. Around 1.8 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.3…

All About Corns and Calluses

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Calluses and Corns can be unpleasant to look at and feel quite painful! They can occur anywhere on the foot where there’s rubbing or irritation. Calluses and corns are skin changes…