Foot Health

Your Feet and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it's important to take care of your feet. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that makes it hard to tell if you have a foot injury. When foot injuries go unnoticed, they can worsen and become infected, sometimes leading to hospitalisation or even...

The Infants Foot

Several foot problems have their origin in childhood and are present at birth. Periodic professional attention and regular foot care can minimise these problems in later life. The infants foot The human foot has 28 bones, and is laced with ligaments, muscles, blood...

Running FAQ’s-Answers to your Questions

Running is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other but sometimes it can get complicated. Here are 25 common running questions and the answers that will set you on your way. Running is as easy as putting one foot in front of the other but sometimes it can get...

Pes Planus (Flat Feet)

Pes planus is a condition in which the arch or instep of the foot collapses and comes in contact with the ground. In some individuals, this arch never develops while they are growing. Alternative Names Pes planovalgus; Flat feet; Fallen arches; Pronation of feet...

High Risk Feet

Your Feet and Diabetes. The disease is marked by the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin, and impairs the body's ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. The long-term effects of elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) are damage to...

Foot Tips

Quick tips on how to look after your feet. Alternate Shoes Alternate shoes — don't wear the same pair of shoes every day. Barefoot Cautions Avoid walking barefooted — your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use...

Do You Need To See A Podiatrist?

Many times the problems in your feet and ankles go away with time, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) and shoegear changes. Sometimes those problems won't go away, and that's when you probably need a podiatrist's help and expertise. Many times the problems in...

Common Problems

Our feet are often the most neglected and forgotten part of our bodies. Research has shown that people are more likely to have serviced their car than to have had their feet checked by a Podiatrist. Yet our feet are our main mode of transport, carrying us on a journey...

Arthritis and Feet

What is it? A lot of people are not aware that arthritis affects the feet as well as other parts of the body. The average person takes 7000 steps or walks 8km every day, so it is not surprising that arthritis should affect this hard-working part of the body.The foot...

Active Feet

Information on Running,Walking and other activities. Running It is a good idea for a beginning jogger to visit a podiatrist before starting an exercise program. Your podiatrist will examine your feet and identify potential problems, discuss conditioning, recommend the...

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