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What is Fungal Nail Therapy and What Does it Treat?

Fungal nail therapy is a treatment to treat nail fungus, most commonly found on the nails of the foot. Foot fungus is usually first noticed by the toenails looking a little bit different to normal. The appearance of foot fungus may be mild at first so can go unnoticed, particularly if you are in the habit of wearing nail polish…. Read More

Are growing pains treated by a kids podiatrist?

“Growing pain” is the common term used to describe any type of pain experienced by children in their legs. However, the term “growing pain” has no medical basis. Sometimes “growing pains” resolve as muscle growth and bone growth realign which has led to the misconception that “growing pains” are just a part of the normal growth cycle. From a clinical… Read More

Custom Orthotics – What is the process for getting custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are commonly used to correct the way a foot moves. They fit inside your shoes and are shaped or contoured in such a way that corrects the position of your foot. Custom orthotic inserts correct things such as flat feet and feet that roll in, providing arch support to correct the shape and feet. There are various types… Read More

Do custom orthotics help treat plantar fasciitis?

Custom orthotics are commonly used in the treatment of plantar fasciitis by podiatrists as a treatment for foot and heel pain. The reason they are used so commonly is that patients report relief of their symptoms when using them. As you might expect, not every patient responds in the same way to various foot and heel pain treatments. This is… Read More

What are the treatments for plantar fasciitis?

If you have been experiencing persistent foot pain, or more specifically heel pain, then it is possible you may have plantar fasciitis. We have listed the different treatments for plantar fasciitis below so you can try to mitigate the symptoms. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick layer of tissue that stretches… Read More

What does a Pediatric Podiatrist do?

What is a Paediatric Podiatrist?Most people are aware that a pediatrician is a specialist doctor for children, but not everyone is aware that there are specialist podiatrists who treat and manage foot and lower limb conditions in children. Pediatric podiatrists have a particular interest in the mechanics and function of children’s feet and lower limbs, typically treating children who present… Read More

Do Podiatrists Treat Ingrown Toenails?

What are ingrown toenails? The medical name is onychocrytosis. The term ingrown suggests that the nail has actually grown into the skin. In actuality, a part of the nail protrudes into the nail sulcus skin or into the nail bed itself. In milder cases, this can result in pain, discomfort or inflammation.In more severe cases the nail pierces or breaks… Read More

What a Fungus Toenail Infection Looks Like and How to Treat It

Fungus toenail infections occur quite commonly in our population. The medical term for fungal nail infections is onychomycosis. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the fingernail or toenail, usually affecting the nail bed and the plate under the surface of the nail. A persisting fungal toe infection will require fungal nail treatment from a podiatrist. Podiatrists are specialised footdoctors who… Read More

Children’s Podiatrists – What To Do If My Child Has Heel Pain

What causes foot pain in children and how a Children’s Podiatrist can help fix your kids pain. Many children complain of sore feet, sore legs or sore heels in general from time to time. As Children’s Podiatrists, we know that children are after all active creatures so it is not uncommon for them to experience a few bumps and bruises… Read More