Every 30s someone loses a limb to diabetes according the American Association of Diabetes. It is the leading cause of amputation globally. This is a preventable outcome. You can reduce your risk of lower limb amputation significantly by visiting your podiatrist annually. Diabetes is a disease that
Preparing for your 1st Podiatry Appointment
At Bishopstown Podiatry Clinic we love welcoming our new patients and want to provide you with the best possible treatment. In our experience, preparing for your podiatry appointment can allow you and your podiatrist to find the best treatment and plan, tailored to your specific needs. We have
What is it? The Achilles’ tendon is a tissue band that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone (calcaneus). It is the largest tendon in the body. It is used in walking, running, jumping, climbing stairs and standing on tiptoes. Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse injury of this tendon. Usually, a
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
An ingrown nail is when the nail begins to grow into the skin. This results in redness, swelling and pain. The medical term for this condition is onychocryptosis. There are numerous factors that lead to an ingrown nail, such as: Picking your nails Incorrect cutting of nails Tight fitting footwear
Your choice in footwear affects your Overall Health
Incorrect fitting footwear is significantly associated with foot pain. Humans have been wearing shoes for over 30,000 years. Up to 72% of individuals are wearing improper fitting footwear day to day. Women tend to have more foot pain from shoes, due to a narrow toe box design. While men tend to wear
Does your child complain of heel pain?
Now that restrictions have eased and sport has returned, paediatric heel pain has become more prevalent. An increase in heel pain among children typically occurs when children return to school and resume after school activities from September onwards. What causes heel pain in children? The most
Summer Foot Health Guide
1. Moisturise During the summer months it is very common for skin to become dry and cracked, especially at the heels. This can become very painful and in extreme cases may lead to ulcers or infections. It is good practice to apply moisturiser to your feet daily. Moisturisers that have a urea base
Tired of Hiding Embarrassing Nails?
Fungal nail infections are extremely common. Fungi such as Candida albicans and Trichophyton rubrum often inhabit our bodies. They feed off keratin which is a protein found in skin and nail. These fungi thrive in warm, dark, moist environments, unfortunately this means our feet make for a perfect