Onychocryptosis

Onychocryptosis, more commonly known as an ingrown nail, is one of the most common complaints we see as Podiatrists. Signs and symptoms of an ingrown nail include: Pain or tenderness of the affected side Redness Inflammation Causes: Incorrect cutting of nails A good general rule to follow is to cut straight across the top of […]

Read more

Morton’s neuroma

Do you ever feel like you’re walking on a rock in your shoes? Or do you have that constant feeling of your socks being scrunched up when they aren’t? In between the spaces of the metatarsals in the foot, there are a series of nerves that innervate the toes. Each nerve is surrounded by a […]

Read more

Lunula Laser – a revolutionary fungal nail treatment

Stop suffering pain and embarrassment, find out how you can enjoy clear, healthy nails. What is Onychomycosis (nail fungus)? Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails. It is a very common condition and is estimated to infect at least 10% of the worldwide population. You may suffer from onychomycosis if you have one or […]

Read more

6 Tips For Purchasing School Shoes

Children spend around 30 hours a week in their school shoes, or more than 15,000 hours during their school years, so correctly fitted schools shoes are very important. Ill-fitting shoes can lead to problems in adulthood, such as ingrown toenails, corns and bunions, which may even require surgery later in life. Here are some tips […]

Read more

Introduction to shoulder pain

The shoulder is one of the most complex joint in the body. It is made up of the humerous (upper arm bone) fitting into the scapula to make a ball and socket joint. The main dynamic stabiliser of the shoulder joint is the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that […]

Read more

Chemotherapy and Exercise – how does it work?

The benefits of exercise during chemotherapy. For people undergoing treatment for cancer the idea of exercising directly after having chemotherapy is the last thing on your mind. Finding the motivation to exercise whilst battling all of the side effects of the chemotherapy including fatigue is difficult. The latest research has found that exercising directly before […]

Read more

Chronic Ankle Pain – 5 common causes

Ankle pain can be very frustrating for those who experience it. It can be associated with swelling and stiffness and if there is no history of a traumatic injury can often be described as a dull ache that occurs upon weight bearing. If you have chronic ankle pain that isn’t improving and you haven’t had […]

Read more

Three of the most common summer injuries

Summer is almost here! With the warmer weather approaching our motivation and activity levels are peaking, but unfortunately with an increase in activity can come an increase in injury prevalence. Due to the types of sports and activities people tend to participate in over the warmer months, there is a trend in the types of […]

Read more

Ingrown toenails: the do’s and don’ts

What are ingrown toenails (Onychocryptosis)?  When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the surrounding skin as the nail grows. Ingrown toenails irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area, which is […]

Read more

3 things you need to know about pain

Working as health care professional, I see people in pain every day. Despite advances in medicine and science, pain levels continue to rise, with 1 in 5 Australians suffering from chronic pain. Poor education about it contributes to ongoing symptoms, so here are 3 things you need to know: Pain, tissue damage and pathology do […]

Read more

Tendon troubles?

What is a tendon? A tendon is a band of fibrous connective tissue that connects a muscle to the bone. These structures are designed to withstand tensile loads, however, if they are exposed to excessive loading or repetitive training with poor biomechanics, a tendinopathy may develop. What is a tendinopathy? A tendinopathy is a disruption to the normal […]

Read more

How to keep your feet healthy and safe this Summer

Summer is a great time of year to let your hair down, kick your shoes off and soak up the sunshine. As beautiful as the warmer weather is, the heat is not always the best thing for your feet. Many of the seasonal activities which we partake in over this season can unearth a range of foot related […]

Read more

What are foot orthotics (corrective insoles)?

What are foot orthotics? Foot orthotics (or orthoses) are orthopaedic devices designed to treat or adjust various foot complaints that affect not only the foot but the entire skeletal system. A true orthotic is a customised corrective innersole, designed specifically for an individual to treat a specific problem. No two individuals will have the same […]

Read more

Increasing running distance, without increasing injury risk

Winter is well and truly over and the excuse ‘its too cold to train’ is no longer valid. With numerous fun runs, running festivals and marathons coming up over summer, the running season is here! As a result many of you will increase your amount of running. Whether you are a novice runner just looking […]

Read more

5 warning signs of foot and leg pain in children

It is not normal for children to experience foot or lower limb pain, and there is no such thing as “growing pains.” Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, should be assessed by a podiatrist straight away. Many foot or lower limb problems during adulthood stem from untreated […]

Read more

Is it really shin splints? Here is another cause of shin pain.

Shin pain and the tibialis anterior muscle   Shin pain is a very common issue with many recreational and competitive athletes. There are a few types and causes of shin pain, but in this post we will be looking into shin pain caused by the tibialis anterior (TA) muscle. The muscle runs from the front […]

Read more

What’s Causing My Morning Heel Pain (Post-Static Dyskinesia)?

Does the following sound familiar to you…? After a relaxing night’s sleep, you step out of bed to get ready to take on another day. Suddenly you’re stopped in your tracks as you experience a sharp, stabbing pain in your heel. It hurts so bad that you are hesitant to take another step and just […]

Read more

ITB Syndrome: a common cause of knee pain

What is ITB Syndrome? ITB syndrome (ITBS) is the second most common overuse knee pain amongst athletes, affecting up to 12% of all runners and 15% of all cyclists. ITBS initially presents as a local sharp pain on the outside of the knee when doing activity. However, if it is not addressed early the pain can […]

Read more

Get your Desk Set up Right- 5 tips to help your neck and back pain

Get your Desk Set up Right- 5 tips to help your neck and back pain At OPH we frequently see patients present with neck & back pain stemming from poor posture in their workplace. On average office workers sit at their desk for 5 hours a day, adding up to 1,200 hours a year. That’s […]

Read more

Runners Toe with OnePointHealth

Runners Toe AKA ‘The Black Plague’ for Runners For most people, training for a major event is often accompanied by a variety of injuries. Commonly these injuries are minor. However, they can be detrimental to your preparation, forcing you to reduce training frequency and/or intensity. For me one of these injuries was a bruised toenail, AKA […]

Read more
Make a booking