232015Feb
Enjoy your charity run blister free!

Enjoy your charity run blister free!

Blisters are probably one of the most common and frustrating injuries a runner can sustain. This Post aims to give you the tools to eliminate blisters from your life. First of all I would like to thank Rebecca Rushton, who is a leading expert on managing friction, for allowing me to use some of the…

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122015Feb
Come celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with us!

Come celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with us!

Come celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with us! Foot Solutions will be at the Box Hill, Springvale & Glen Waverley New Year festival! Come visit us at our stall for free gifts and advice. See you there! 2015 Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival Time & Date: Saturday,14th February 2015 from 1pm to 1am…

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282015Jan
Podiatry and the Diabetic Foot

Podiatry and the Diabetic Foot

When I went to university to study podiatry one of my lecturers used to often say: ‘Fools aim to cure and the wise aim to prevent’ It is an expression which has always stayed with me.  As a result this is what I practice in Foot Solutions, Australia – preventing issues, or when problems have…

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52015Jan
Summer fresh feet – essential oils

Summer fresh feet – essential oils

Yes, summer has arrived, here are a few essential oils to help prepare your feet for the heat! Caution: Essential Oils applied neat straight to the skin can create localised skin sensitivity. Therefore try adding neat oils to popular carrier oils such as: Olive, Coconut, Almond, Vitamin E or Jojoba oil. Tea Tree Oil Tea…

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222014Dec
Common sports injuries : Ankle sprains

Common sports injuries : Ankle sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. Often result from sudden twist, jolt, or fall that forces the ankle joint out of its normal position that overstretch and damage the supporting ligaments of the joint. Participating activities that requires running, jumping, sudden change of direction or running on uneven surfaces greatly increase…

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172014Dec
If the shoe fits-Children’s Foot Development and Footwear

If the shoe fits-Children’s Foot Development and Footwear

When a child is developing, parents often focus their concerns on their children’s: teeth, hair growth, and social and intellectual capabilities, the feet however, are often forgotten about! This was made clear when previous research reported worrying findings such as: ill-fitting footwear in over 50% of children’, and another study citing ’83% of primary school…

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152014Dec
What’s wrong with my toenails?!

What’s wrong with my toenails?!

Nail problems can occur at any age. Below we have listed a few of the most common conditions. Should you be concerned that you have any of these or are experiencing sudden changes in colour of the nails then contact one of our podiatrist’s today for advice. Ingrown toenails This is probably the most common…

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82014Dec
Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Each week here at foot solutions we will have multiple patients coming in to our clinics complaining of heel pain. It is for this reason that we have decided to dedicate this week’s blog to the most common cause of heel pain: plantar fasciitis! Don’t worry it is not as scary as it sounds and…

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82014Dec
Its summer time; the boots are off and the thongs are out!

Its summer time; the boots are off and the thongs are out!

Living in Australia our feet tend to be on show a lot, due to our love of thongs and sandals. But did you know wearing backless footwear commonly causes dry cracked heels? Not only does it look unsightly and doesn’t feel nice, it also increases your changes of athletes foot (Tinea Pedis), plantar warts and…

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