Foot Problems


 

Stress Fracture Foot


Our feet are under constant stress every day.

From simply just standing in one place to running long distances, the bones in the feet have to bear the weight of the entire body with each step taken.

So it is not surprising to hear that the bones in the feet can be vulnerable to stress reactions and fractures.

These stress fractures, commonly affect the metatarsal bones in the feet, particularly the second and third metatarsal.

Want to Run the 2017 Melbourne Marathon? Podiatrist Answers the Top Questions.

Every year I get a tonne of questions from runners training for the Melbourne Marathon.

So I thought I'd put together the answers, to a few of the most common questions I get!

This year's Melbourne Marathon will be held on Sunday 15th October 2017, so your preparation should well and truly underway at this point. 
 

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment in Melbourne

What is Plantar Fasciitis?


We use our feet constantly throughout the day – whether it be while we are standing, walking, running, participating in sports or even climbing up stairs.

Our feet bear the weight of the entire body, so it is not uncommon for them to be subjected to overuse type injuries.

Under the foot is a thick layer of tissue called the plantar fascia that acts like a support mechanism to the arch of the foot.

Podiatrist Reveals the Most Common Foot Problem Questions

  • Posted on: 15 June 2017
  • By: Leah Waters


Podiatrist Answers Questions About Foot PainWe rely on our feet to take us where we want to go. Hence, they deserve the best care that they can get.

Below are some of the most common questions I get asked by patients about their foot issues.

I hope this information may help you with whatever foot problem you are experiencing with your feet right now.

Foot Arthritis and Joint Pain(s) Treatment in Melbourne

Throughout our lives our weight-bearing joints are subjected to excessive stress and micro-trauma which can lead to the development of Arthritis.

Arthritis refers to degeneration and inflammation in the joints and can affect any part of the body.

Arthritis of the foot can cause pain and disability, effecting not only the ability to exercise, but activities of daily living such as walking and standing.

In this article we briefly discuss this condition.

 

Fungal Skin and Toenail Infections Treatment in Melbourne

Fungal skin and toenail infections are a common condition seen in a large population throughout the world. They can passed between individuals and thrive in any warm moist environment. Fungal infections, particularly of the toenails are a growing problem here in Australia and are most effectively treated when caught early.

Here we shall discuss fungal skin and toenail infections in brief.
 

Flat Feet or Fallen Arches Treatment in Melbourne

Flat feet or fallen arches is a medical condition where the foot's contact with the ground is flatter than the normal person.

These two conditions are closely related to each other and can increase the risk of overuse injury to the foot.

They can also cause an overload of more proximal structures such as ankles, shins, knees and the lower back.

The arch of the foot plays and important role in absorbing shock and preventing over-stressing of the foot muscles and bones.

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Dr Leah WatersWritten by Leah Waters

Leah Waters is a Melbourne Podiatrist and founder of Pivotal Podiatry Clinic. A Melbourne based Podiatry Clinic.

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