Diabetes is the major cause of non-traumatic lower limb amputation within Australia, with more than 2600 people losing their legs annually to the disease. There are two major causes of foot complications for diabetics: 1. Diabetics are at greater risk of peripheral vascular disease, meaning that circulation to the feet is often compromised causing poor … Continue reading The Diabetic Foot
Our footwear provides many functions for our day to day life. We use them for protection from the elements and environmental hazards, cushioning and shock absorbing, playing sports and of course, looking good! However, poorly fitted or inappropriate shoes can cause many issues for your feet including: – Toe deformities, including bunions and hammer/claw toes … Continue reading The importance of correctly fitted shoes
We don’t really notice our toes until they become a bother. When you stub your toe you suddenly know they’re there. When you can’t fit into a nice pair of shoes you know they’re there. When you have an ingrown toenail you certainly know they are there.
Sometimes it is easy to ignore a problem in the name of saving money, or just because you don’t have time. So at what point should one call a podiatrist? According to most foot specialists, the answer is sooner rather than later.
A lot of people put off seeing medical professionals, but some ailments just can’t be ignored. Feet, ankles and legs bear the brunt of your body weight and are used constantly through walking and standing. It’s pretty hard to just put them out of service while you ignore the pain. You need to see a podiatrist.