Fungal infection of the nail, also known as…. onychomycosis

These types of infections compromise over 50% of all nail diseases!   Onychomycosis occurs from an overgrowth of fungus beneath the toenail or fingernail. Fungi love warm, moist environments which is why this infection affects toenail more often. Having our feet confined into shoes and socks is a common way to contract onychomycosis, as well […]

A simple guide to plantar plate injuries

Pain in the ball of your foot? Large gap between toes or toes sitting higher than the rest? You might have a plantar plate injury.   What is the plantar plate? The plantar plate is a ligament that sits beneath the metatarsophalangeal joints (along the ball of your foot). The plantar plate stabilises the joint […]

Is it Callus or a Corn?

Callus and corns are often very similar, keep reading to find out the difference.    First up, callus Callus is the overproduction of our outermost skin cells causing thicker skin. Its technical term is called hyperkeratosis. This can be in the response to mechanical stresses placed on the skin and our body’s way of protecting […]

The benefits of shockwave

Ever heard of shockwave therapy? Not sure what it involves? We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions below.   So, what is shockwave therapy? Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (or shockwave for short) is a beneficial treatment option for individuals suffering from a variety of musculoskeletal issues. The shockwaves are high pulses of mechanical energy, it uses […]

What is Morton’s Neuroma? A 60 second summary

Do you experience foot numbness and pain in the ball of your foot? If this is you, read on.   One condition that can cause pain and numbness to your forefoot is a neuroma. A neuroma is a benign growth of a nerve, which thickens the tissue around the nerve which supplies the area to […]

A simple guide to dermatological foot complications

Are you experiencing itchy, red feet? Are you not sure why or what treatment is available? Keep reading to find out.    There are multiple dermatological conditions that can occur to our feet. Below we have listed some of our most commonly encountered dermatological conditions and what to look out for.   Psoriasis This is […]

Ready your feet for winter!

The Australian winter is here! Take the right precautions to ensure your feet are happy and healthy!    Here are some tips for looking after your feet this winter so you can head into warmer months with a spring in your step.   Foot hygiene It is important to continue keeping your feet clean in […]

The Medicare Rebate

Confused about the Medicare rebate? This is for you!   Podiatry is an important profession for managing many conditions of the foot including but not limited to foot pain, plantar fasciitis and diabetes. Some people may not be aware they can access a medicare rebate for their podiatry appointments depending on their eligibility. We have […]

What role does podiatry play in diabetes?

There are estimated to be 1.9 million Australians living with diabetes and 300 Australians develop diabetes every day. So how can a podiatrist help?   Diabetes is a condition in which there is too much glucose in the blood. The body can not make insulin/enough insulin or not effectively use the insulin it makes. There […]

Onyfix – Is this your fix to an ingrown toenail?

Do you need your ingrown toenail fixed? Are you worried about having to undergo surgical excision? This correction system could be for you.   What is Onyfix? The Onyfix approach is a product that enables a painless treatment for involuted and ingrown toenails and transforms them into a natural shape to grow with no issues. […]