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...

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...

May 4, 2016

Metatarsalgia is a word that we sometimes hear from friends.  They’ve been diagnosed with it and then they start explaining it to you. So what is metatarsalgia?

First of all, it is most important to realise that metatarsalgia is NOT a diagnosis! Metatarsalgia is not any...

April 18, 2016

In late last January, I went for a walk after dinner. A summer shower had swept though earlier in the evening ,the hot day was cooled and the dry grass was refreshed by the deluge. This I thought, was the perfect time to get out and enjoy the fading light. On my walk I...

April 17, 2016

It seems that just about everybody knows someone who gets bad ingrown toe nails. This condition known as onychocryptosis for the technical among us is one which can have massive negative effects on our lifestyles. When we are in pain, we tend not to want to move around...

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