The Benefits of Podiatric Care For Seniors

Our bodies experience an incredible amount of wear and tear throughout the course of our lives. Unfortunately, as we get older, our recovery slows, and the little traumas of the day can begin to build up. 

Unlike other areas of the body, our feet are under near-constant stress, supporting our weight over countless distances and getting smacked against all manner of things. For seniors, foot health is especially important as foot conditions are prevalent in this age group. Continue reading “The Benefits of Podiatric Care For Seniors”

How Should I Prepare for my Podiatrist Appointment?

Here at Grace Podiatry we understand the importance of foot health, and how difficult pain in your feet can disrupt your life and lifestyle whether you are young or in aged care. Because of this pain, you might have recently booked an appointment. So how do you prepare for this podiatrist appointment? 

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Chiropodists and Podiatrists: Understanding the Difference

The term podiatrist is a more recent replacement of the original term Chiropodist. The change was made in Australia back in 1977 mainly to avoid confusion among patients but also to implement more standardised practices that must adhere to specifically outlined health regulations. Prior to this Chiropodists were an unrestricted practice without legislation in place to protect both doctors and patients. Continue reading “Chiropodists and Podiatrists: Understanding the Difference”

Ingrown Toenails; How Do You Get Them, and What Are The Treatments?

What is an ingrown toenail

An ingrown nail is a term for when the nail on the edge of your toe breaks through the skin and causes swelling, tenderness and ingrown nail infection as the area fills up with puss. It is commonly found on the big toe. This usually results in a high amount of discomfort and tenderness on the edge of the toe, particularly when wearing tight-fitting footwear. 

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Do Podiatrists Work With Athletes?

Podiatrists are medical professionals that can help people with a range of problems affecting the foot, ankle and lower legs. They can help athletes that have sustained an acute injury (an injury that has occurred very suddenly, such as a sprained ankle) as well as to provide treatment and advice for chronic injures (injuries caused by prolonged, repetitive motions). Examples of sports injuries that a podiatrist can treat include:

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What is a Podiatrist and What Do They Do?

Unfortunately, feet are frequently overlooked when it comes to looking after our health, but healthy feet are an important part of our overall wellbeing too. Foot problems can have a large impact on a person’s ability to conduct everyday activities like walking around, engaging in sporting activities, visiting the shops and performing tasks at work. If you are experiencing pain in your feet, ankles and/or lower limbs you may need to schedule an appointment with a qualified Perth Podiatrist.

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How to Know When Your Orthotics Need to Be Replaced

Orthotics are prescription medical devices that you wear inside of your shoes to treat foot or limb problems such as corns and callus, foot ulcerations, tendonitis, recurrent ankle sprain, heel pain and other issues. They can also sometimes be prescribed to alleviate hip and lower back pains.

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What Pain in Different Areas of the Foot Could Mean

Our feet are responsible for keeping us upright and walking around. The foot, however, is an extremely complex structure with many muscles, tendons and bones all working in conjunction with each other to absorb shock and propel us forward to walk or run. Pain in the foot can indicate that something is wrong but there are so many different injuries that can occur. How and where the pain occurs can be clues as to what is wrong. Continue reading “What Pain in Different Areas of the Foot Could Mean”

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