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Articles by Lauren Bragg

Sesamoiditis – Pain Under My Big Toe

Sesamoiditis is pain that occurs underneath your big toe joint. The term is a general description for any irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are tiny bones within the tendons that run to the big toe. Every time you push off against the toe the sesamoids are involved. If you’re doing activities that involve high […]

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Footcare Tips to Keep Your Feet Looking Great!

Taking care of one’s feet is essential during the peak months of summer. Warm weather is directly responsible for making your feet rough and dry. There are a number of ways you can maintain the look of your feet and keep them looking fresh. By following simple sets of do’s and don’ts, it is possible […]

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Why My Feet Hurt in Thongs

It’s getting warmer, your feet are getting hot. And those rubber thongs are looking really good right about now. But you’ve been told by your podiatrist that they’re not good for your feet. I’d like to explain to you how thongs compare to other footwear and why they shouldn’t be your first choice this season. […]

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Why do my feet & ankles swell when it’s hot?

It is a common question we get asked during Spring and Summer, and something that affects the general population. Why do my feet and ankles swell during the warmer weather? Swelling of the feet and ankles – or Heat Oedema, is swelling which is related to high temperatures. Although it happens in different areas of […]

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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Feet – PART TWO

In last week’s article, I discussed how pregnancy can affect your skin and nails.Today we will look at the biomechanical and musculoskeletal issues which can arise during and after the baby arrives. Ligament Laxity: As hormone levels change, ligament laxity can occur. This means that our ligaments become more mobile to allow changes within joints. […]

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Let’s Talk Football Boots

With pre-season training already in full swing and football teams working hard to prepare for another exciting season, one important question remains… Have you decided what football boots you’ll be wearing to maximise your performance? Not only is it important for your performance, but it’s one of the best ways to prevent football injuries. Common […]

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Warts vs Corns

WARTS VS CORNS: Can you tell the difference?  On a daily basis our clinic treats many patients with painful lesions on their feet. Two of the most common are warts and corns. Although similar in appearance to the untrained eye, their treatments differ significantly and a correct diagnosis is essential to achieve optimum resolution. WARTS […]

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Children’s Heel Pain (Sever’s Disease)

What is Sever’s disease? Sever’s disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is the most common cause of heel pain in children, particularly in physically active adolescents who are about to begin puberty. Sever’s disease is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate, which is located in the lower back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon (the heel cord that […]

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Foot Care for Diabetics

Diabetic affected feet can present with altered sensation and a reduction in blood circulation. As a result, cuts, wounds, blisters, and other foot lesions, may not be causing any pain and you may inaccurately determine hot-cold temperatures. Additionally, a reduction in blood flow can delay healing. When poorly managed, the infection may develop and the […]

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Lunula Laser – a revolutionary fungal nail treatment

Our Clinics are not currently offering this treatment. Please consult our clinic partners through Blue Mountains Podiatry which offers Lunula Laser Fungal 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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