Ingrown Toenails, How Do You Prevent Them?

Ingrown toenails are very frustrating, can be very sore and in some cases can get infected and need medical attention. They may even require a dose of antibiotics. Here are a few tips to prevent ingrown toenails. 1. Cut your nails straight across, do not cut them with a curve. 2. Do not pick at […]

4 Tips To Avoid Overuse Injuries

Before you can consider preventing overuse injuries occurring, you need to consider why overuse injuries occur in the first place. You place your body under physical stress through activity and exercise which is beneficial to our bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments making us stronger. During the re-modelling process there is a build up and breakdown […]

How Do Compression Stockings Help On Long Plane Trips?

As it is starting to get cold here in Melbourne, a lot of people are deciding to travel to the other side of the world to escape the cold weather. This means sitting on a plane for a longer period of time, and this can cause a few things to occur. The blood vessels in […]

Simple Exercises to Help Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain

Do you suffer from heel pain? Here are a few simple exercises to help relieve your heel pain. *Roll your foot on a golf ball/tennis ball or frozen drink bottle. *Calf stretches: a.   Wall calf stretch – stand an arm’s length away from the wall, bring one foot forward and bend at the knee and […]

The Best Ways to Avoid Blisters

Have you have been suffering from blisters for years while running and just can’t work out why you continue to develop blisters on your feet? Before we can work out the best ways to avoid blisters occurring we need to understand what blisters are and why they occur.   A blister is a fluid filled […]

Why Are My Feet Itchy?

Itchy feet can be very uncomfortable and not knowing why they are itchy can make it even worse. There are a few different causes for having itchy skin on the feet. Dry Skin can cause the skin to become itchy, as it can cause the skin to be flaky and uncomfortable. It is important to apply […]

Foot Odour Getting You Down?

Foot odour is a common issue, and can be quite an embarrassing issue for a lot of people. There are a few different causes of foot odour which can be addressed to solve the issue, to stop you feeling embarrassed about having smelly feet. Sweaty feet – each foot has about 250, 000 sweat glands and […]

Painful, Cracked Heels?

Cracked heels, also known as heel fissures, are splits in the skin around the heels and can also be in other areas on the bottom of the foot. When we stand, our feet splay, therefore our skin has to stretch as well. If the skin is dry, has a lot of hard skin on the […]

Corn Pads? Should You Be Using Them? – What We Think…

When you walk into a pharmacy and you have a really sore uncomfortable corn that is making walking to and from work unbearable or is stopping you from participating in your favourite activity; whether that be walking your dog or attending a dance class, you want to try the first thing that seems like it […]

What Is a Plantar Wart and How Did I Get One?

A plantar wart, also known as a verruca pedis, is a highly infectious skin condition caused by the human papilloma virus that appears on the feet.   Warts appear as a small, raised bump on the skin which can feel smooth or can also have a rough surface. In some cases, a wart can have small […]