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]

Three Reasons To Schedule A Podiatrist Appointment Before Your Child Starts Autumn Sports

The hot days of summer are almost over in Australia, and autumn means the return of many outdoor sports such as soccer and hockey. If you are a parent who is interested in enrolling your child to play soccer this year, there are several things you need to do to protect them during sports play. A mouthguard and shin guards will protect your child's body, but have you considered how to protect their feet? [Read More]

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: 3 Simple Preventive Ways to Care for Your Feet

Though diabetes affects the eyes, causing scarring, it affects the feet more. A small cut, footsore, bug bite or blister on your feet could cause a serious foot problem. Foot problems such as calluses, athlete's foot, blisters, corns, bunions, diabetic ulcers, ingrown toenails, hammertoes, plantar warts and dry skin are common to people with diabetes. However, diabetic peripheral neuropathy can lead to more serious complications like amputation if proper diabetic foot care is ignored. [Read More]