Podiatry is a field of medicine that focuses on conditions that affect the feet and related structures. Podiatry experts specialise in treating feet problems such as ankle aches and dry heels. It is essential to seek podiatric help when having feet issues. Here is a closer look at when you need to visit a podiatrist. When Ordered by Your Family Doctor The family doctor is the first person that you are likely to consult the moment you develop foot problems. [Read More]
Can You Get Support from the NDIS for Diabetic Podiatric Problems?
If you have to live with the long-term repercussions of diabetes, you have plenty to worry about. You have to be very careful about your diet and keep up with medications as and when prescribed, while you may also have difficulty in caring for yourself due to complications of the disease. Why should you think about working with an NDIS podiatry provider, particularly when it comes to podiatric care? Diabetic Podiatric Problems [Read More]
Ankle sprain remedies for older adults
When you were younger and more active, you were probably more resistant to ankle sprains. A sprain occurs when you bend your ankle or overstretch/tear the ligaments in your ankle tissue. You may sprain your ankle while walking, when slipping/falling, or when engaging in other physical activity. Recovering from an ankle sprain when you're 65 and above takes more time than when you were younger. This is because tissue growth slows down as you age and your muscles and ligaments become weaker. [Read More]
Four Common Causes of Foot Pain in Runners
Most runners suffer from foot pain at some point in their training, but many have a poor understanding of the reason why their feet hurt. The following four conditions are common causes of foot pain in runners. See if any of them match your symptoms and then contact a sports podiatrist for advice. 1. Plantar Fasciitis Running puts a lot of stress on the plantar fascia, the band of tissue that connects the toes to the heel of the foot. [Read More]