Earlier this month, our team at the Melbourne Walking Clinic spent the day with The Running Company in Yarraville to learn all about the latest and greatest shoes in the market today. We love these sessions because it’s very important for us to know exactly what’s available for our patients when it comes to footwear, the features the shoes possess, and even their materials. This way, we can make confident and spot-on recommendations to our
The foot problem that people tend to be embarrassed about: Bunions. They are more common than you think, and you do not have to be shy about it. However, understanding this condition will definitely allow you to control the fate of your bunion! Bunion is an overgrown bone? Often described as a bump on the side of the big toe, bunions, are also known as Hallux Valgus or Hallux abducto valgus amongst health professionals. They
What about growing pains? We don’t recommend ignoring what might appear to be growing pains in children. These often occur as leg aches at night and can occur monthly or as frequently as a couple of times per week. In severe cases children will cry at night and rub their legs. They can occur more frequently after an active day and can be a sign that there is extra strain on that area of the
Get your feet ready for the summer heat! Feet problems tend to be more prevalent when the weather gets warmer. No one wants to spend their time at the podiatrists instead of the cool waters at the beach. Read on for some ways to prevent any future foot woes so that you can enjoy the summer without worries. Deal with the rough spots Open-backed sandals and flip-flops that rub around the edge of the heel
Achilles Tendonitis & Achilles Tendinopathy One of the challenges we face when someone presents to us with Achilles heel pain problems is they received treatment for Achilles Tendonitis when they have Tendonoses or Achilles Tendinopathy. First, the correct diagnoses needs to be made. Second, the cause needs to be found. Third, the correct treatment needs to be prescribed. Achilles Tendon Inflammation vs. Degeneration The term Achilles tendonitis should be used to refer to inflammation of the Achilles tendon.