Pro Feet Podiatry Blog

Diabetes Awareness!

May 16, 2019

National Diabetes Week kicks off again in July this year, raising awareness on the prevention and management of diabetes. At Pro Feet Podiatry we are passionate about managing diabetes and reducing diabetes-related foot complications, that’s why we thought we’d start the conversation a little earlier this year! So, what is Diabetes? Diabetes is a complex...


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Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)

May 15, 2019

Do you ever experience pain on the inner aspect of your ankle while running but don’t recall ever spraining or injuring yourself? The pain may only ever present at the beginning or after a run, or sometimes you may even think it is just a niggle and can push past it, guess again! This little...


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Best Women’s Football Boots 2019!

April 17, 2019

As the number of females playing AFL soars, the need for appropriate football boots does too. If you are currently or have played football in the past, it is likely that you would have had difficulty selecting the right foot, with minimal options available to females. We often see women in the clinic with problems,...


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Have you experienced an ankle injury?

April 9, 2019

With netball & football season fast approaching now is the time to get on top of pre-existing ankle injuries and knowing when to seek help if you roll your ankle during the season.   As a Netballer myself I know the high impact nature of the sport and the demands it puts on your body....


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Is heel pain impacting your lifestyle?!

March 26, 2019

Do you have pain at your heel first thing in the morning or after long periods of time standing? Our Podiatrist, Holly, has some information on what might be causing these symptoms. Heel pain is an umbrella term which combines several injuries that occur at the heel. Most commonly it is Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar...


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How do I prevent an achilles injury?

February 28, 2019

The achilles tendon is one of the largest and strongest tendons in the human body, and can tolerate loads far beyond our own body weight. The achilles tendon is a continuation of two muscles – the Gastrocnemius and Soleus, they are collectively known as the ‘calf’. The achilles attaches onto the back of the calcaneus...


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HOW TO RUN FASTER, HARDER…AND PREVENT INJURY

February 26, 2019

WHAT CAUSES RUNNING INJURIES Running injuries are contributed to by many factors from inappropriate footwear and inefficiencies in foot mechanics/limitations in mobility, to training too hard too soon. At Pro Feet Podiatry a lot of the injuries we manage are a result of exceeding tissue capacity. Put simply this is when we ask our bodies...


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Are you suffering from pre-season shin splints?

February 25, 2019

Pre Season footy training can be gruelling on the body but shin pain is something that can grind your training to a halt.   Running makes up a huge part of pre season training and if you’re not prepared shin splints can be a common occurrence. Shin splints or shin pain is an overuse injury...


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Best Netball Shoes for 2019!

February 13, 2019

Shoe shopping can be a tricky task for anyone, testing out different sizes, cushioning levels and colours can make a daily necessity turn into a mind boggling task. Throw in the challenge of finding a shoe that has to hold up in the multi directional craziness of netball, then that’s a whole other kettle of...


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