For individuals living with diabetes, foot health is of prime importance. The diabetic foot requires regular care and attention due to the increased risk of complications. In this blog, we emphasize the importance of regular podiatric check-ups for diabetic individuals and the crucial role podiatrists play in preventing and managing diabetic foot-related issues.
As our feet carry us through life’s adventures, it’s only fair that we give them a little extra care and attention especially with the warmer weather. Enter Urebalm – a urea based foot cream; the unsung hero of foot care. In this blog, we’ll delve into what urea is, how it works its magic on our feet, and the myriad of foot issues it can help with.
The Forefoot: Understanding Common Pathologies and Treatment Options
The foot is made up of three anatomical regions. The hind foot, mid foot and forefoot. The forefoot is made up of the metatarsals, the phalanges and the surrounding soft tissue. This region of the foot plays a crucial role in our mobility and daily activities and when problems arise, they can be both painful and disruptive to our lives. In this blog, we’ll shed light on some common forefoot pathologies, their causes, and treatment options.
We get tired of asking our patients who required arch support to stop wearing ‘typical’ flat, unsupportive thongs. But let’s face it, thongs are a way of life for Aussies, right? Well, there’s finally a pair of thongs that not only offer orthotic support, but a pair that you and your friends will happily wear.
In the ever-evolving field of podiatry, new discoveries in technology continue to enhance our ability to provide the best care possible. One such innovation that has caused excitement in recent years is Lightforce Therapy, a cutting-edge approach that harnesses the power of laser technology for the benefit of our patients. At Galleria Podiatry, we are proud to offer Lightforce Therapy as a treatment modality for improving foot health and treating a range of conditions.
At Galleria Podiatry, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care to our valued patients. The significance of appropriate footwear in enhancing lower limb well-being and addressing foot discomfort cannot be overstated. In this blog, we turn the spotlight on three brands that align with our clinic’s values, offering tailored solutions for your foot pain.
Engaging in sports and physical activities can bring joy, fulfillment, and numerous health benefits. However, along with the excitement of an active lifestyle, sports enthusiasts are prone to certain injuries. Whether you’re an amateur athlete or a seasoned professional, encountering sports-related injuries is almost inevitable. In such situations, podiatrists, as foot and ankle specialists, play a crucial role in diagnosing, treating, and preventing common sports injuries. In this blog post, we will explore the 5 most common lower limb sports injuries and how we, as podiatrists, can assist sports enthusiasts return to their sports.
Netball is a dynamic and physically demanding sport that requires players to possess a range of physical attributes, including speed, agility, strength, and endurance. The specific demands of each position on the court vary, and players must be able to perform a variety of movements and skills, such as jumping, pivoting, and changing direction quickly. To help players prepare for the physical demands of their position, there are a range of exercises that can be incorporated into training programs to target specific areas of the body and improve performance on the court. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at position-specific exercises for netball, and provide some examples of exercises suited to each position.
Netball is a sport that involves a lot of running, jumping, and quick changes of direction. As such, it’s important for netball players to take good care of their feet and ankles during preseason to prevent injuries and ensure they’re ready for the upcoming season. Here are some tips for what to do during preseason of netball, from a podiatry perspective
Podofix® is an innovative method of correcting all forms of ingrown and inrolled nails. This form of nail correction is suitable for nearly everyone – also small children and diabetics.Podofix® is a gentle alternative for correcting malformed nails. It helps deformed nails to grow naturally and healthily. Through this simple method one can avoid surgery and discomfort is relieved quickly and painlessly. Its effect is long lasting.
With football and netball season in full swing, soft tissue injuries such as ankle sprains are common. What should you do if you have just come off the pitch/court with an injury?
The acronym ‘RICE’ (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has underpinned the treatment of acute soft-tissue injuries for many years. However, this approach fails to consider the subacute and chronic stages of tissue healing. A recent study suggests, all you need is PEACE and LOVE.
Nic has just completed a brand new video where he chats about some of the common mistakes parents make when managing their child who has growing pains.
Last month we talk about Lifesoles – Our ‘Off the shelf” orthotics for adults…… but don’t forget KidZoles.
Did you know that a 3 years old’s foot is not the same as an 8 year old’s foot? (and it’s certainly not just a “smaller version of an adult foot”). Kids also walk and run with very different gait patterns to adults. Kidzoles is the 1st range of children’s orthotic insoles that understand developmental stages of a child’s foot with changing designs to support the rigors of everyday sports and play and different ages.
Did you know that ONE orthotic shape/design will not work to help every foot and lower limb concern?
Designed by 2 Perth podiatrists, Lifesoles are an “Off the shelf” Orthotic Range that mimic some of the qualities you’d get in a custom made device, at a much lower price!
Achilles tendinopathy is a common soft tissue injury that occurs around the back of the heel or around the calf. It can affect all people of all ages. It tends to occur when there is strain on the tendon. The repetitive damage in the tendon fibres can cause inflammation, tears or even ruptures.
Kids grow and change so rapidly, and it can be hard to know what’s completely normal and what can be a sign of something being not so normal. We have many parents who brings their kids in to show us things they have noticed in regard to the way their kids walk & stand, and different characteristics are normal for different ages and and stages of development.
A common contributing cause is tight calves, and that’s why it is so important to stretch them regularly to prevent future foot and leg issues. Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, knee pain, plantar fasciitis to name a few can all originate from tight calf muscles.
Podiatrists are foot health experts who are university-trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Often, these conditions stem from other underlying health issues such as diabetes, stress fractures and arthritis.
New research showing the addition of foot strengthening exercises with orthotic therapy for 12 weeks was more effective than knee targeted exercises.
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), or more commonly known as ‘Shin Splints’, is a chronic over-use injury that generally affects active individuals.