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Ouch! – My Heel Hurts

Heel pain is the most common condition podiatrists assess and treat.  It is estimated that over 17% of the population will suffer from heel pain at some stage of their life.  Our patients complain about the following symptoms when they talk about their heel pain:   > Sharp,...

Foot Mobilisation Therapy

Osteoarthritis (OA) is extremely common in the body and particularly the foot and ankle. In Australia OA affects 1 in 5 people and is a major cause of pain and disability. OA is the excessive wear and tear of the cartilage that lines our joint...

Does your child have sore heels with sport?

Our children often mention they have sore feet and legs after sport and most of the time they will be out running in the backyard or back on the trampoline within and matters of hours or even minutes without a thought of the agony they...

Wide feet? Get a good fit with Dr Comfort

As Base Podiatry we see feet of all shapes and sizes.  One of the biggest questions we answer is - "what shoes are right for me?".  More often than not a list of comparable shoes from different manufacturers is offered and patients are free to...

Ingrowing toenails a problem?

At this time of year we tend to see an increase in the number of people complaining about painful ingrowing toe nails. The main reason being we are wearing closed toed shoes more often that may not fit well through the toe box. ...

Toddler Toenails

Taking care of your toddlers toenails can be a tricky task particularly if they squirm about like mine do. My wife and I have a three year old boy and a little daughter just about to turn one and as you can imagine...