Podiatry Blog

Top 10 Most Common Sports Injuries

Important: If you are currently suffering from a critical or life-threatening sports injury, please call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance. What is a Sports Injury? At first glance, the question “what is a sports injury?” seems simple enough to answer however, the term can mean different things to different people making it a little […]

Tips for Your First Podiatry Visit

We enjoy welcoming new patients to our clinic and want you to feel at home when you arrive. In our experience, having an idea of what to expect and how to prepare for an initial appointment can be a big help in that regard. Consequently,  we’ve compiled a few tips and hints to help you […]

Pain in Arch of Foot | Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The arch of the human foot provides strength to the foot to allow us to take part in activities such as walking running jumping, lifting and so on. Unfortunately, pain in the arch of the foot can get in the way of weight-bearing activities like running and walking. For some people, the pain might be […]

Sever’s Disease | Most Common Cause of Heel Pain in Children

Is your child suffering from heel pain? Our latest blog post discusses one of the most common causes of heel pain in children – Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease (also known as Calcaneal Apophysitis) is a common reason parents seek help from their children’s podiatrist. Despite its name, Sever’s disease isn’t really a disease; rather it […]

What Are Bunions? Causes & How To Get Rid Of Hallux Valgus

Ever wondered what a bunion (hallux valgus) is? Check out our latest blog for a comprehensive overview of bunions. From causes and treatments to preventative measures or pain relief. What is Hallux Valgus (Bunion)? The term bunion is commonly encountered but is often used incorrectly, so what is a bunion? A bunion (Hallux valgus) is […]

Cracked Heels? Here’s everything you need to know

Over summer Instep Podiatry saw a notable increase in patients presenting with fissured (cracked) heels. However, this comes as no surprise given the climate in the Queensland region over summer. Fissuring of the heels is caused by the reduced elasticity of skin when it becomes dry (think of cracked lips) from excessive evaporation of perspiration […]

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis affects the plantar fascia, a thick ligament that runs under the foot from the toes to the heel bone. This ligament is designed to assist with  shock-absorption and help support the arch of the foot. However, unlike muscle tissue, the plantar fascia is not very elastic so it isn’t very stretchy. […]

Corns and Calluses, Everything You Need To Know

  Callus (hyperkeratosis) is an area of hard, thickened skin that forms in response to pressure or friction. Calluses are generally considered to be a natural, protective response to abnormal stress placed on the skin (e.g. rubbing, pressure). Like a suit of armour, calluses are the body’s way of protecting the underlying tissues from further […]

Diabetic Foot Care: Tips To Protect Your Feet

Having diabetes is not inherently going to cause serious foot complications like amputations or ulcers, however, diabetic foot care is still hugely important. By getting educated, changing some basic things and having a little knowledge, you can do a range of positive things to avoid the worse case scenario. Look after your body Being an active […]

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