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The Ageing Foot

The Ageing Foot

As our feet grow older, they naturally develop more problems. But painful and uncomfortable feet are not something you should have to put up with. A lot can be done to improve comfort, relieve pain and keep you on your feet for life. Below are listed some specific foot health problems that affect...

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Severs Disease

Severs Disease

Severs disease is foot pain and/or ankle pain as a result of inflammation of the growth plate of the heel bone in children. In the initial stages of the condition most children displaying signs of Severs disease will tend to hobble or limp off the football field, soccer pitch, basketball...

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Pregnancy and Foot Problems

Pregnancy and Foot Problems

Pregnancy triggers many different changes in a woman’s body, and can lead to problems that affect your feet and legs. Foot pain is one of these complaints that can often be overlooked. Due to the natural weight gain during pregnancy, a woman’s centre of gravity is completely altered. This...

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Pigeon Toe

Pigeon Toe

Pigeon Toe (Metatarsus Adductus) is a common deformity of the foot generally noticed at birth, though subtle deformity can be overlooked and not picked up till later. It presents with the front part of the foot positioned inward in comparison with the rear of the foot, giving the foot a...

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease causes pain in the front of the knee. It is commonly seen in boys and girls between the ages of 9-16.  It features a painful lump just below the knee, this is because of inflammation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. The pain usually occurs during...

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Muscle Strains and Podiatry

Muscle Strains and Podiatry

Muscle Strains & Podiatry Muscles of your leg, ankle & foot make up about half of the weight of this part of the body and they are required to make even the smallest of movements such as moving your ankle when you walk or run or just tapping your toe.  If too much stretch is put...

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Lower Back Pain and the Feet

Lower Back Pain and the Feet

The foot being the base and foundation for our body, many back problems can be related to the way we stand and walk. Around 40 per cent of Australians will experience some form of foot problems in their lifetime. Low back pain is a very common complaint and not many people understand how...

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Joint Pain and Arthritis

What is Arthritis ? Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint. There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more...

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Hip pain

Hip pain

Hip Pain & Podiatry If you have hip pain, you may benefit from Podiatry to help control your symptoms and improve your overall functional mobility as Podiatrists take care of lower limb conditions. Your treatment program will focus on decreasing or eliminating your pain, improving your...

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Feet and knee pain

Feet and knee pain

You may not immediately think of knee pain as being related to a problem with your feet, but poor foot function can be a factor that causes pain further up the body, in joints such as the knees, hips, and lower back. There are commonly two types of injuries which can cause knee pain: Acute...

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Falls prevention

Falls prevention

Falls are an ominous yet very real part of life for people over 65 and many falls can be prevented once the causes are determined. Most elderly patients experience a decline in balance and muscle strength. The combination of this decline with visual and vestibular compromise increases the risk of...

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Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis affecting joints in the feet can have far-reaching effects on other parts of the body; your ligaments, tendons and muscles are forced to work harder to maintain stability. This can cause overuse injuries including ankle sprains, torn ligaments and a greater risk of falls. Because each...

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Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain

Tradies have among the highest number of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and other health and safety risks of any profession. With every step, shock is absorbed by the feet, knees, hips and spine to decrease the force of impact. Wearing the correct footwear will reduce these forces further...

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3 Signs you may have Peripheral Neuropathy in your foot

3 Signs you may have Peripheral Neuropathy in your foot

Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of neuropathy, or sensory nerve damage, that affects feet. But as a condition often caused by other underlying health issues, it’s not always easy to detect. We’re sharing some top signs you may have peripheral neuropathy in your foot, as well as what...

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4 Ergonomic tips to make your home office better for your feet

4 Ergonomic tips to make your home office better for your feet

What does your home office look like? If you’ve been experiencing soreness in your feet or legs, it could come down to your home office ergonomics. From incorporating stretches into your daily routine to using a footrest, here are some tips to make your home office better for your feet. #1: Invest...

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Experiencing forefoot pain? 4 ways to treat metatarsalgia

Experiencing forefoot pain? 4 ways to treat metatarsalgia

If you’ve felt numbness, tingling, or a sharp or burning ache in the ball of your foot, you may be experiencing the initial signs of metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia, sometimes described by patients as forefoot pain, can often limit your ability to comfortably exercise. It can be caused by a range of...

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Clients, We hope you are all keeping safe and well during this period. As part of Stage 4 restrictions, Allied Health Services such as Podiatry have been affected. Better Feet and Body will REMAIN OPEN FOR ESSENTIAL CARE but will have restrictions on who is able to access our services....

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy & Podiatry The most common form of injury to the Achilles tendon (located at the back of the ankle joint) is called Achilles tendinopathy, which is an inflammatory condition causing pain in the Achilles tendon. Achilles tendinopathy generally occurs in people who are...

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is the most common form of neuropathy affecting the peripheral nerves of the feet. Damage to peripheral nerves can alter the ability to sense pain or temperature and may affect muscle control. Neuropathy is a potentially dangerous condition as the individual loses their...

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A Podiatrist Will Get you Back on Your Feet

A Podiatrist Will Get you Back on Your Feet

October is Foot Health Month – an important time for us to remind all Australians about proper foot care. Over the years, your feet can clock up some serious kilometres, taking a significant toll on the condition of your feet. They can carry a lot of weight and keep you going throughout your day...

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