School Shoes

Many parents are feeling the pain of the back to school expenses and school shoes are on the list. So is it worth the extra spend to get a descent pair of school shoes? Let’s think about it this way, a majority of your child’s foot growth will happen whilst wearing school shoes. Kids spend so much time in their …

Orthoses

Custom thermoformed orthoses provide a perfect fit between the soles of your feet and the insides of your shoes. They can support your feet in a healthy natural way (like walking barefoot on the beach) and can promote better performance of your lower limb. Orthoses can reduce the forces which cause excessive stress and pain in the body. They improve …

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when a sharp corner of the toenail is curved downward and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth at the spot where the nail curls into the skin. If left untreated, the inflamed …

Foot/Ankle Pain

A sprained ankle occurs following a sudden sideways or twisting movement of the foot. An ankle sprain can occur during athletic events, its common with basketball players after they land from a jump, or even just during everyday activities. All it takes is an awkward step, e.g. on the edge of a curb, or an uneven surface to cause an …

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common foot complaint and is one of the most common conditions treated by Podiatrists. It is often a message from the body that something is in need of medical attention. Pain that occurs right after an injury or early in an illness may play a protective role, often warning us about the damage we have suffered. …

Flat Feet

Flat Feet is a condition where the foot doesn’t have a normal arch. Most feet have an arch on the inside of the foot; however, some children may have flat feet, also known as fallen arches Flat feetoccur when the arch on the inside of the foot does not develop and the entire sole of the foot is touching the ground. It …