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  • Podiatry

    STRESS FRACTURES

    WHAT IS A STRESS FRACTURE? A stress fracture is an incomplete crack in a bone. Stress fractures are caused by repeated stress or repetitive activity over a period, weakening the bone. Stress fractures are common in runners and athletes who...

    No Comments Date: July 23, 2017
  • Meet the Team

    Mia-Office Administrator

    The youngest member of our team, Mia is a dynamic office administrator. Mia is currently studying nursing and plays an active role in our infection control procedures and assisting our podiatrists. Outside of work Mia likes to stay active by...

    No Comments Date: June 19, 2017
  • Footwear

    Effects of high heels on feet

    High heels dominate the fashion industry. They give women more confidence and empowerment by elongating and accentuating the legs, increasing height and drawing attention from both men and women. However, high heels not only cause chronic foot problems, but can...

    No Comments Date: May 9, 2017
  • Nails

    Why Does My Nail Polish Stain My Nails Yellow?

    This is a common complaint that I hear from many of my patients. There are two possible causes. The most likely reason is a colour reaction. Darker coloured polishes in particular can stain nails due to a chemical reaction between...

    No Comments Date: February 3, 2017
  • Circulation

    Peripheral Vascular Disease

    What is peripheral vascular disease? Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is the reduced circulation of blood to a body part other than the brain or heart. It most commonly affects the blood vessels of the legs and kidneys. It is caused...

    No Comments Date: August 6, 2016
  • Diabetes

    Why is podiatry important in diabetes?

    Why is podiatry important in diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body metabolizes sugar often characterised by high blood sugar levels. Either the body does not produce enough insulin to store sugar as energy or...

    No Comments Date: August 6, 2016
  • Exostosis

    Subungual Exostosis

    A Subungual Exostosis is a bony projection which can arise underneath the toenail. They generally are a result of some form of trauma to the toe that results in the formation of bony irregularity or prominence. This condition usually affects...

    No Comments Date: August 6, 2016
  • Nails

    Subungual Hematoma

    A Subungual Hematoma is a transient condition where blood and fluids collect underneath the toenail or fingernail. This is usually caused by a traumatic injury as in hitting your thumb with a hammer or stubbing a toe. It can also...

    No Comments Date: August 6, 2016
  • Orthotics

    Orthotics

    What are Orthotics: Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual, that are prescribed by a podiatrist after an examination and diagnosis of the feet. Orthotics are designed to accommodate or correct an...

    No Comments Date: August 17, 2016
  • Nails

    Onychauxis

    What is onychauxis? Onychauxis is a thickening or overgrowth of the nails which can become discoloured turning white, yellow, red and black. It is shown in both the fingernails and toenails and is existent in a number of different ways....

    No Comments Date: August 6, 2016