How to Treat and Prevent Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease is a progressive circulatory disease that involves the narrowing of blood vessels, resulting in restricted blood flow to the extremities of the body.  Peripheral vascular disease affects nearly 1 in every 5 Australians, with symptoms being slow to appear creating underdiagnosis.  Untreated peripheral vascular disease increases the likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke by 6… Read More

The Benefits of Laser Treatment for Toenail Fungus

Toenail fungus is a common infection that is estimated to affect 3 to 12% of the population.  Because toenail fungus can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and exists as a precursor for other ailments; fungal nail treatment is required to stop current infections and spread. Laser Fungal Nail Therapy Treatments  Various treatments exist for fungal nail.  One of the most prevalent and… Read More

How Can Diabetics Improve Circulation in Their Feet?

Diabetics are among the most susceptible population to have complications with blood circulation in their feet. Diabetic foot care can be practiced to improve circulation in their feet. Because blood glucose levels are elevated in persons with diabetes, fat deposits can form inside blood vessels. Over time, this causes the narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels, restricting circulation to… Read More

How Laser Treatment Can Help You Treat Your Nail Fungus

Nail fungus is a common infection of the toes that causes nails to become discoloured, brittle or chip away.  This fungus can spread to the entire foot, often referred to as athlete’s foot.  Nail fungus rarely poses many threats to health unless left untreated, but the cosmetic defective nature drives many to seek treatment such as laser nail fungal treatment…. Read More

Diabetic Foot Ulcers: What are the Causes and Treatments?

Foot ulcers are recurring open sores that will not heal.  As they relate to the feet, foot ulcers are most commonly created by poor circulation, high blood sugar and nerve damage resulting from an illness such as diabetes.  It is estimated that roughly 25% of all persons living with diabetes, will experience a diabetic foot ulcer in their lifetime.  Because… Read More

Diabetic Neuropathy in Feet: Treatment, Symptoms and Causes

Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage in people with diabetes.  Over time, elevated blood sugar levels destroy nerves in critical areas of the body in this susceptible population. Symptoms of diabetic neuropathy depend on which type you have, as there are several different types affecting different nerve areas of the body.  With proper care and treatment, diabetes can be managed, and… Read More

Ingrown  Toenails – Symptoms and Prevention

Ingrown toenails are a common affliction that many people suffer with. An ingrown toenail can affect people of any age, from children to adults and has many potential causes. Everyone who has had an ingrown toenail can tell you how painful they can be. An ingrown toenail occurs when the skin starts growing over the toenail, or the nail starts… Read More

How to Know If Your Child Is Suffering From a Foot Disorder?

Knowing if your child is suffering from a foot disorder can be quite difficult, especially if your child is quite young. Young children do not always have the words or point of reference to express foot pain or request sore feet treatment. As parents, we need to look for telltale signs that alert us to the problem and let us… Read More

7 Lessons Learned from the Best Sports Podiatrists

Sports podiatry is a specialised area of podiatry that treats and manages a range of conditions typically related to sporting activities. Sports podiatrists help treat and manage injuries to the lower limbs including the foot, ankle, knees and legs. Hip and lower back pain is sometimes treated by a sports podiatrist if the cause of the problem relates to the… Read More