April 23, 2019

Every single day we see women coming in with foot pain who are also reaching menopause or peri menopause, and yes the two are most definitely linked.

One of the effects of menopause is the decrease in production of oestrogen and progesterone. These hormones regulate the...

November 20, 2018

Children make up a large component of who we treat at Central West Foot and Ankle Clinic. Mike and Katie both have young children themselves and want to help the kids of the Central West have the best foot health they can. You children’s feet are their vehicles that al...

January 3, 2018

It’s January and as a Dad and a podiatrist I am often asked what shoes I buy my kids for the coming school year.

When making this decision, most people reflect on the costs of sending their children off to school for another year. Books, uniforms, stationary and bags ar...

February 8, 2017

I’ve recently had a spate of New Year’s Resolutioners (is that a word?) who have presented to the clinic with foot/leg/knee pain. The pain that they have has progressively been getting worse and now is endangering their great start to the year.  As with most consults w...

October 11, 2016

Heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists. It is often a message from the body that something is on need of medical attention. Pain that occurs right after an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, waning us about damage w...

October 7, 2016

Nobody told you that your feet would hurt as well! The weight gain experienced during pregnancy places a huge amount of unexpected pressure on your feet. Your centre of gravity shifts as your baby grows, and it’s common for pregnant women to suffer from foot pain, swel...

September 16, 2016

The word orthotic comes from the Greek word ortho, which means to straighten or align. Put simply an orthotic (correctly called foot orthoses) is a device that is designed to change the shape of the inside of your shoe. Your clinician will use it to limit motion, suppo...

September 5, 2016

Embarrassed about the state of your feet??

Spring is here in the Central West and that means that we are starting to put our closed in footwear away and are looking towards open toed shoes. Unfortunately, many of us look down at our feet and shudder at the horror that l...

August 4, 2016

One of the questions that we are asked often as podiatrists is the difference between a corn and a callus…. This is closely followed by what’s the difference between a corn and a wart???

Well, they are similar and also very different! The similarities is that they all g...

June 17, 2016

"The back of my heel hurts!"

Parents all over hear these words at this time of year from their 9-14 year olds. Usually it is after a day of playing sport but sometimes it is just a pain that gets worse over a period of weeks or month.

“Put some ice on it and get a good n...

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