182017Nov

What is Heel pain?

Heel Pain Heel pain is one of the most common conditions podiatrists treat. The pain originates underneath the foot. Heel pain usually presents as sharp pain and discomfort in mid-arch region around the inside (medial) heel and less common on the outside of the heel. Often pain is presented with the first few steps in…

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132017Nov

Do you know your ABCDEs?

As summer is here, being skin wise is a must to protect against any possible changes from sun exposure. Moles and brown/blacks spots are usually harmless but NOT ALWAYS! Melanomas are caused due to damage to skin cells from sun radiation. Sometimes melanomas can form without any exposure to the sun. Self examinations of your skin…

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72017Nov

Why are urea based moisturisers best for dry skin?

A commonly asked question is why are urea based creams best for dry skin? Dry skin due to loss of the bodies natural moisturising factors (NMF) and certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Urea, lactic acid and amino acids are naturally found in the epidermis (superficial skin layer) as NMF. Urea is commonly used as…

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272017Oct

Callus and Corns

Corns and Calluses can be very painful as the become thicker! Corns and calluses are caused by excessive friction and pressure against the skin. The repetitive pressure triggers the human bodies natural defense mechanism from blistering by building up a layer of hard skin (callus). There are 2 main types of corns: 1) Hard corns…

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262017Oct

Do Children with Flat feet need treatment?

Paediatric flat feet Paediatric flatfoot is a common presentation in children of all ages. Many parents will come in with concerns about their children with lowered arches, worried that it may have an impact on their child’s foot function or lead to pain in the future. But is this always the case? Let’s explore what…

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152017Aug
Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis)

Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus is contagious, and easily spread between people by walking on shared surfaces such as bathrooms, communal showers, gym and pool change rooms. It can also be spread by wearing contaminated shoes, stockings or socks. Some people seem to be more prone…

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182017Jul
Ingrown Toe Nails and Treatments

Ingrown Toe Nails and Treatments

An ingrown toenail is when a sharp corner, curved nail edge or spike of nail has broken the skin and causing pain and swelling to the toe. Most commonly, the big toe (hallux) is usually affected, but can occur to any nail. Causes are usually: a natural excessive curvature of the nail, badly fitting footwear,…

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282017Jun

Choosing the Best Shoes for your Kids!

Fun Fact! A child will grow approximately 17 shoes sizes until they are the age of 18 years old! Ill fitted shoes can lead to ingrown toe nails, heel pain, corns, callus and bunions, which may need further treatment later in life. Investment in the right pair of school shoes will save you money in…

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202015Mar

Foot Solutions is attending the Irabina Superhero Fun Run!

Sunday 29th March 7:45am to 12:30pm at Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens The Superhero fun run is almost here. The podiatrists at foot solutions are just putting the finishing touches to their outfits…do you have your cape ready? Whether you’re doing the 4 or 8k, running or walking, repetitive lower limb (hips to toes) movement can result…

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22015Mar
Heel Pain – We Can Fix Heel Pain!

Heel Pain – We Can Fix Heel Pain!

Heel pain is a common problem in adults that is often left undiagnosed and untreated. What is Heel Pain? Heel pain is pain in the heel area that can vary in severity and location. It is most common in adults. The heel is the first bone to contact the ground when walking and takes the…

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