What Are The Best Winter Socks?
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Staying Active As The Months Start To Cool Down
While many think of them as just a normal part of the uniform of our lives, or as a protective barrier between our shoes and our feet, socks also play an important role in keeping our bodies warm and safe when the temperatures drop. Here’s a quick look into why our socks matter, what materials to look for in a good sock, and our recommended sock styles.
Wednesday, 20 April 2022
Have An Ingrown Toenail? Avoid Doing These Five Things
Cold, wet and rainy days alongside shorter sunlight hours over the winter months can make it difficult to get motivated to get out and get your body moving - even getting in the 30 minutes of recommended movement a day can seem like a far reach.
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
The Best Heel Pain Treatment, According To Studies
Ingrown toenails can be very painful, frustrating, and can make wearing shoes and walking comfortably difficult. When we see patients with ingrown toenails, it’s not uncommon for them to have tried some home remedies to help their nails first before their appointment.
Tuesday, 22 March 2022
Been Told You Need Surgery? Try Shockwave First
For many of our patients, heel pain is devastating in a number of ways. Aside from that sharp, shooting first-step pain and the aches that follow, having heel pain is severely limiting, affecting our ability to walk, work, look after the kids, exercise - and generally live our lives the way we want to.
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
Should You Get Running Shoes, Walking Shoes Or Cross Trainers?
‘Shockwave’ treatment - it may sound daunting or painful, but the reality is quite the opposite. We are big advocates for shockwave treatment here at South Burnett Podiatry and with good reason - shockwave has been repeatedly proven in studies to effectively speed up recovery from a range of foot and leg problems
Friday, 03 December 2021
Shoes Don't Fit? Our Shoe Troubleshooting FAQs
Long gone are the days of just buying a ‘sneaker’ or ‘sports shoe’. Buying new shoes in today’s age gives you a lot of options - and before you start choosing your width size or deciding between the soft lightweight materials or the firmer and heavier ones, there’s one crucial decision to make first: running shoes, walking shoes or cross trainers?
Wednesday, 01 December 2021
Are Warts On Feet Contagious? And Other Wart FAQ’s
The older we grow, the harder it feels to find shoes that fit right, feel great - and come in a style we love. As we have a popular retail shoe store within our podiatry clinic premises, we’re chatting to customers all day about the kinds of shoes they are looking for, what problems they are having with finding the right fit, and all the questions people have always wondered about footwear and ‘the right fit’ - but haven’t had an expert to ask.
Wednesday, 03 November 2021
Look After Your Body, Look After Your Mind & Heart
Plantar warts, meaning ‘warts on the bottom of the feet’, are no stranger around here. We see plenty of warts every week, especially in kids and regular gym-goers who regularly share public changing rooms and showers. When patients come in for treatment, there are plenty of questions about warts, one of which is always whether their warts are contagious and could spread to other family members.
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
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.