What Causes Swollen Feet and Ankles?

A very common complaint we treat in our clinic is swollen feet and/or ankles.  The technical term we use to describe this condition is “peripheral oedema”. There are many causes for swollen feet and ankles.  Most are likely to resolve quickly, however, some of the causes can be the sign of a health concern which needs […]

Why isn’t my toe nail antifungal treatment working?

This is one of the most common questions we are asked as Podiatrists’. To understand why your treatment does not appear to be working we need to ascertain what type of fungal infection you have, what your treatment procedure has been in the past and lifestyle factors. To understand fungal infections please see: http://www.medicalpedicure.com.au/fungal-infection/ There are […]

Homemade Moisturising Lotion fit for pregnant feet

Since becoming a mum 10 months ago, I’ve really started to reconsider the types of chemicals I use and come into contact every day. Throughout my pregnancy I found that my feet started to become quite dry.  They’d never been dry before, and I was concerned with the chemical component in some of the creams […]

The not so great shoe swap

I’m sure we can all agree, at some point we’ve suffered from “shoe envy”.  I get it all the time!  Being a Podiatrist, I’ve got two minds about shoes – there’s the fashionable ones (you know the ones, nice heel, lovely calf accentuation and lengthening effect, may have some foot pain in the morning – […]

When should I make my next medical pedicure?

A great question, and the answer to this depends on the condition of your feet, the types of shoes you wear and activities you do, the results of treatment you are expecting and how much effort you are willing to put into your feet. At medical pedicure, our aim is to make your feet the […]

Medical Pedicure covered by Private Health Insurance

Yes!  As our services are provided by qualified Podiatrists, you can use your private health insurance to cover services provided by Medical Pedicure.  We have HICAPS onsite for your convenience. Hope to see you soon!  

KeryFlex: nail restoration system

For the longest time, I have been searching for an easy solution to assist my patients with hiding unsightly nails, and even building a new nail once one has been lost. Feeling the frustration of my patients, and after countless searches for a treatment option that would work, I stumbled across the KeryFlex nail restoration […]

Proper Nail Care

The most common problem that we see at Medical Pedicure is the “hacked” nail or the nail that was trimmed incorrectly.  Quite often, this manifests in an ingrowing toe nail due to a piece of pointy nail left on the edge of the nail which digs into the skin surrounding the toe nail.  So painful […]

Diabetics should have feet checked regularly.

Diabetes is a word that we hear and see so often. We see it in the news, read it in the paper or hear of close friends or relatives who are diagnosed as having diabetes. According to Diabetes Australia it is estimated that 280 Australians develop diabetes everyday, making it one of the fastest growing […]

PACT Photodynamic therapy

Almost daily at our clinic we have patients entirely disheartened by their fungal nails.  Often times they feel embarrassed at the unsightly look of their nails and are “annoyed” that to their best efforts, treatments are slow to work and in many cases, the treatments seem to be ineffective. Treatment typically involves daily application of […]