Look After Your Body, Look After Your Mind & Heart
Thursday, 28 October 2021
EXO-UP: Treat Foot Drop Instantly
Here at South Burnett Podiatry, it’s our pleasure to help you look after your body. From helping you recover from pain and injury, to helping you feel more steady, comfortable and confident on your feet. The work we do enables our patients to get back to enjoying walks, sports, hikes - whatever you desire. And as a result of looking after your physical health? Your mind and heart, via your mental health, get a massive boost too.
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Joint Pain? Why Exercise May Be Your Secret Weapon
The EXO-L UP is the world’s leading brace for foot drop. It’s different from any other brace because of its slim and discreet design, and it’s entirely custom-made for a perfect fit. It’s our #1 solution for foot drop for all ages with results unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Thursday, 09 September 2021
Podiatrists Boot Fitting Guide For Comfy & Pain-Free Feet
Feeling your joints ache, throb, creak or send sharp, shooting pains through your legs is disheartening. When this happens regularly, the thought of regular exercise can be the last thing you feel like doing - and it can’t be good for your painful joints - right?
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
How To Get Rid Of & Prevent Athlete’s Foot
As podiatrists, we often identify our patients’ shoes and boots as a cause of their foot or leg pain. Multiple times a day. Sometimes, they’ve simply selected the wrong shoes. Other times, they have the right shoes - they just became wrong when they wore out a couple of years ago. Some have the right shoes at the right time - but just select the wrong fit or style for their feet.
Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Sweaty & Smelly Feet: What Can I Do?
Whether you have Athlete’s foot yourself or you’re worried that your partner’s fungal foot infection may spread to you (which there is a significant risk that it might), Athlete’s foot fungal infections can be tricky to treat and prevent if you don’t know what it is or how you (or they) came to have it.
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
Saving Your Ankles From Sprains: Brace For Innovation
So you’ve noticed that your feet seem to sweat much more than others, and as a result, they often smell quite unpleasant. Why is this happening to you and what should you do about it? Today, your local podiatrists at South Burnett Podiatry are talking all about sweaty and smelly feet.
Monday, 22 March 2021
Diabetes & The Silly Season - What You MUST Know To Look After Your Feet This Christmas
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an ankle brace? Something along the lines of stiff, rigid or uncomfortable? Don’t worry, you’re not alone in thinking this, and thankfully, these are all the things the EXO-L brace is not.
Monday, 22 February 2021
Summer: The Most Common Time For Niggles To Become Full-Blown Injuries
If you’re not careful with your feet and you have diabetes, you’re putting yourself at significant risk - with significant consequences for your feet. Problems arising from the way diabetes impacts the feet is something we see on a daily basis, and the effects of which only worsen over time when they’re left untreated and out of mind.
Monday, 22 February 2021
Your Hydration This Summer Is More Important Than You Think - Here’s Why
Ah, summer. The perfect time for family adventures, backyard cricket, new health and fitness goals, and ticking items of the bucket list - which often involves exploring new and exciting places. But what about those niggles and dull aches that quickly greet you as you become more active? Are they worthwhile paying attention to and what should you do?
Tuesday, 01 December 2020
Chilblains - What Are They And How Do I Prevent Them This Winter?
After the year we’ve had, having the freedom to leave our homes and get out and about this summer is definitely putting an extra spring in the step for many. With many families set for their camping trips, many outdoor enthusiasts planning their hikes, and everyone else excited to enjoy BBQ’s and picnics in the park with loved ones...
Wednesday, 08 July 2020
The Benefits Of Walking
You’re outside in the cold, your fingers or toes start to feel extremely cold then numb, you go inside or start to warm up and your fingers or toes start throbbing and quickly become painful and uncomfortable - sound familiar? Well, these are the very symptoms of chilblains - except instead of lasting just minutes, their painful effects can last weeks.
Wednesday, 01 July 2020
How Does The Cooler Winter Weather Affect Our Feet - And How Do We Protect Them?
It’s so common these days to hear about the benefits of the latest trends in exercise. HIIT, Crossfit, programs that start with ‘X’ or ‘Power’ - you name it. What we haven’t seen much of lately is the promotion of good old, simple, free, no-program-needed walking.
Monday, 29 June 2020
What Is Causing Your Knee Pain?
We’ve started lighting the fireplace, long put away our sandals and instead dug out our merino socks - which can only mean one thing. Winter! As podiatrists in this time, it also means that over the coming months, we can expect to see an influx of patients with very specific problems that have arisen from the cooler winter temperatures.
Thursday, 12 March 2020
Why Your Shin Splints Diagnosis May Be Wrong
Your knee is one of the most complex joints in your body. They take on up to three times your body weight - which increases even more if you’re walking down the stairs! So it may come as no surprise that up to one in three people may be affected by knee pain in Australia . But what causes knee pain?
Friday, 06 March 2020
Why Your Ingrown Toenails Keep Coming Back - And How To Fix Them
We need to talk about “shin splints”. We hear this term thrown around very loosely, and we want to clear the air about what it really means - and where the confusion lies. So today, the South Burnett Podiatry team are talking about why your shin splints diagnosis may be wrong - or at least, not what you think it means.
Thursday, 27 February 2020
Is The Painful Lump On Your Foot A Wart Or A Corn?
Ingrown toenails. They’re so small, yet threaten so much pain. Some of our patients can’t tolerate the weight of a bedsheet on their toe - let alone their shoes and socks. So why do they keep coming back - and what can you do to keep them gone for good?
Monday, 16 December 2019
Six Reasons Your Heel Pain Isn’t Getting Better
On first look, warts and corns can look very similar. So much so, that we’ve seen countless patients that have got them mixed up - including other health professionals - resulting in the wrong problem being (rather unsuccessfully) treated.
Friday, 06 December 2019
Have You Been Told This Myth About Kid’s Growing Pains?
Heel pain is a problem that we take very seriously here. On a daily basis, we see how it can turn a happy and healthy person into one that is struggling to walk and feeling miserable. Today, we thought we’d share six reasons that we see for a person’s heel pain not getting better.
Monday, 02 December 2019
Medical Pedicures - Safe, Sterile, & Professional Foot Care
A long time ago, a myth was told about growing pains. And then it spread. And somehow, it’s stuck around. So today, we’re setting the record straight and telling you the medical, scientific truth about growing pains.
Thursday, 02 May 2019
Shockwave: Reduce Your Pain And Speed Up Your Recovery
Treating your feet to some well-deserved pampering feels great. What feels even better? Knowing that it is being performed safely, under strict hygiene and sterilisation protocols, by board-registered health professionals that have dedicated their careers to caring for you and your foot health.
Thursday, 02 May 2019
Suffering from heel pain? You’re not alone!
The last 15 months have been a real game-changer for us here at South Burnett Podiatry. And it’s all thanks to Shockwave treatment, which is otherwise known as Extra Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy or Radial Pressure Wave Therapy.
Thursday, 02 May 2019
Heel pain is frustrating - there’s no doubt about it. It restricts not only your ability to move, but also to do the things you love - or even carry out simple household chores! When it comes to managing heel pain...