How Do I Treat and Prevent My Cracked Heels?

Cracked heels can become painful, itchy and sometimes embarrassing- especially in the warmer weather where we look to change out footwear into something less enclosed. What are the causes for cracked heels? Footwear; walking barefoot or in shoes such as thongs, sandals or any open backed shoes, which dries the skin out. Also poor fitting shoes can place extra pressure on the heels. Increased
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I Have Weak Ankles- What Can I Do to Strengthen Them?

Do you have weak ankles or often find your legs and ankles feel unstable at the end of the day? Wake up in the morning with stiff and unstable ankles? Weak ankles are caused by an instability of the muscles and tendons in the foot. This often leads our feet to become weak and tired at the end of the day! Sprained and rolled
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Achilles Tendon Pain

Achilles tendon pain is a condition which can be characterized by inflammation, pain and stiffness. In some cases, the tendon injury can progress from early stage inflammation into degeneration (tendinopathy). The Achilles tendon is the strongest and largest tendon in the human body. It joins the heel bone to the calf muscle. The main function of the Achilles tendon is to plantarflex or help bend
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Painful Ingrown Toenails? We can help you!

When you have a sore toe it is hard to concentrate on anything else, yet people still put up with painful ingrown toenails until they become intolerable. The funny thing is that painful ingrown toenails can be easily fixed by a podiatrist who is highly skilled and trained in removing ingrown toenails quickly and successfully. What are ingrown toenails? Ingrown toenails are a painful
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Are Your Toenails Telling You Something?

Your toenails are not great at keeping secrets, especially if the secret is your body is lacking nutrients. Life gets very hectic, but it is important to listen to your body and take note of any physical changes that may be occurring. Your toenails may be the first physical sign and indication of an illness or underlying condition. Recognising these changes in your skin or nails can be
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Do I Have a Heel Spur?

Do you ever find after waking up in the morning, the first few steps you take are painful? If the answer is yes, you may have a heel spur. Pain can be experience in the heel or arch of your foot and become worse after sitting down for a long period of time. The good news is- we can help you! What is plantar
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Bunion Bump

Usually at this time of year, as the cold weather forces us to re-think about our footwear choices, it is very common to start to experience painful feet, especially bunion bump pain. Did you know, almost 1/3rd of Australians suffer from bunion pain at some point in their lives? What is a bunion bump? A bunion is an abnormal enlargement or “bony bump” of
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Keeping Up to Date With Foot Manipulation Therapy (FMT)

This month our team at Proactive Podiatry, Alison (Podiatrist) and Monique (Owner) participated in the 3 day, Level 1 and 2 Foot Manipulation Therapy (FMT) Workshop. This fabulous professional development event was facilitated by Foot Manipulation guru Ted Jedynak, owner of the Foot and Leg Centre in North Adelaide. While Monique was there to up skill and perfect her Foot Manipulation Therapy skills, Alison was mentoring and helping
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Physically Active as a Senior

Want to know how to get physically active as a senior? The fact you are asking yourself this question is a great start! It will probably come at no surprise that seniors are the fastest-growing age group in Australia. Over 14% of our population is aged 65 or older, and this is expected to rise in the next several years. This is why it is
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Podiatry Online Booking System – QUICK and EASY

Our lives are becoming increasingly busy. With online technology available, why wait for your phone call to be answered. This is why Proactive Podiatry has enabled, through our new software program (Cliniko) a podiatry online booking system which enables you to make bookings 24/7.   How Does the Podiatry Online Booking System Work:   Our podiatry online booking system works on most devices, allowing you to
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