Canberra Podiatry
Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body is unable to use it properly. This is because insulin is lacking, or the body’s way of converting glucose into Continue reading

Footwear Advice

Footwear Advice

Our feet bear the extraordinary burden of our day to day living, they support all the weight of our body and allow us to be mobile. It’s important our feet are well supported and protected, so shoes play a vital Continue reading

Effects of Arthritis

Effects of Arthritis

Arthritis in the feet can have far-reaching effects on other parts of the body aside from the immediately affected joints. This is because your ligaments, tendons, and muscles are forced to work harder to maintain stability. This overuse can cause Continue reading

Nail Surgery

Nail Surgery

Surgical procedures are commonly performed by portraitists to treat recurrent nail problems such as ingrown nails. An ingrown toenail is a nail that has pierces (or is pressing against) the adjacent skin of the toe causing pain and inflammation and Continue reading

Sport & Exercise

Sport & Exercise

Sports and Feet

High impact sports such as basketball, soccer, running, football, cricket and really any sport that involves using your feet can lead to injuries that will require specialist treatment. It is easy to injure your feet while Continue reading

Prescription Orthoses

Prescription Orthoses

What are foot orthoses?

Foot orthoses are shoe inserts designed to support, align or improve the function of the foot. They are commonly referred to as ‘orthotics’ and fit comfortably inside your shoes.

There are many different types of orthoses. Continue reading

Heel Pain.

Heel Pain.

Heel pain 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 Continue reading

Development of Children’s Feet

Development of Children’s Feet

Children’s feet differ from those of adults, as they are not yet fully formed. At 6 months of age the foot is still mostly cartilage, in fact the last bone doesn’t begin until children are about 3 years old. By Continue reading

Knee osteoarthritis  & footwear

Knee osteoarthritis & footwear

What is knee osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition characterised by joint deterioration. It affects nearly 1 in 4 adults worldwide, and the knee is one of the most common affected joints.

Symptoms generally include pain and stiffness of the Continue reading