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Tips and Tricks To Keep Your Heels Smooth This Summer

There are many signs that indicate that warmer days are coming, namely the sun shining bright in the sky, but for podiatrists one sign is dry and/or cracked heels. As soon as people bring out their summer sandals and thongs we see a lot more of this problem and it can often be fixed with […]

What Is Dry Needling And How Does It Work?

Some of you may have heard about dry needling as a minimally invasive technique designed to help relieve painful areas in the limbs, neck and lower back. Here at SPC we are all fully certified in the use of needling for a wide range of lower limb conditions. What is dry needling and how does […]

Your Feet And Work

Did you know that October is Foot Health Month? This week’s blog is courtesy of the Australian Podiatry Council, and its efforts to make people aware of the dangers to your feet in the workplace. Throughout the day, your job might involve walking, standing for long stretches of time, lifting heavy loads and jumping on […]

Fungal Nail Infections – Can Natural Home Remedies Cure The Infection?

There are many websites that provide a number of natural home remedies to get rid of toenail. The top 10 common ones include apple cider vinegar, baking soda, yogurt, white vinegar, oil of oregano, Listerine mouthwash, garlic, lemon juice, lavender oil and orange oil. People tried all these home remedies as they are cheap, convenient […]

Did You Know You Can Get Malignant Melanoma On Your Feet?

I often get asked by patients how to generally tell the difference between skin cancer and normal skin moles. As podiatrist, it is out of our scope of practice to actually differential diagnosed skin conditions. We could only advise patients to go to the GP or the dermatologist for a full skin examination and treatment. […]

When do I update my running shoes?

A lot of patients come in asking this question and for good reason. Regardless if you are training for a marathon or out walking it is vital that your footwear isn’t the reason that you get injured. Overtime, running shoes compress and no longer provide the same level of shock absorption they once did. This […]

What Is Medical Grade Footwear?

Having an unusually shaped foot or functional impairment of the lower limb is often grounds for the prescription of medical grade footwear (MGF). This may be exacerbated if you have an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, severe arthritis or many other afflictions. Characteristics of MGF include shoes that possess a deeper than usual toe-box […]

Getting Your Feet Ready For Spring

Have you noticed the warmer weather over the past few days? Well spring is here and it is time to break those poor feet out of their winter shackles, and get them out in the open. But, do you find once you take them out of your thick woolly socks, and your shoes, they don’t […]

The Great Debate: Panadol Vs Nurofen

Often when patients present with painful conditions they have been self-medicating to try and get some pain relief from their ailment. This is usually over the counter non-prescription medications such as Panadol or Nurofen. Many people take these drugs interchangeably and often without proper advice or with incorrect dosages, so today I’m going to discuss […]

Mistakes you can make when you have an ingrown toenail!

Incorrect cutting technique Cutting your nails the wrong way can defiantly cause a painful toenail. Cutting them to short, cutting the nail down the sides, biting or ripping your toenails are all big no no’s. A general rule to stick by is to cut following the natural curve of your nail (but never down the […]

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