Archive for Author: Kim Thompson

How Do I Look After My High Arched Foot?

High arched feet are not as common as flat feet, but as podiatrists we still see quite a lot of them. High arched feet are often associated with very stiff joints, minimal shock absorption, foot pain and corns and callouses. The general shape of a high arched foot means many of the joints are in

Does Your Child Suffer From Heel Pain?

There is a range of factors that contribute to heel pain in children. Some common reasons why kids develop heel pain are but not limited to: Inappropriate footwear Growth spurt Flat feet Abnormal walking or ruining biomechanics Let’s break down each of these reasons in more detail. Inappropriate footwear: When It comes to shoes, it

How Can I Take Better Care Of My Feet?

As we age, we notice more and more how important our feet are. Feet can mean the difference between being fully mobile and being reluctant to walk at all! Over the years our feet take a lot of abuse and walk many many miles so it’s important to make sure we look after them well.

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?

If you are an adult and are experiencing consistent pain in your heel that seems worse in the morning after getting out of bed and feels better as the day goes on, you are most likely experiencing plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a tendon-like-structure that runs from the base of your heel all the

I’m Diabetic… Why Do I Need to See a Podiatrist?

In Australia, diabetes is one of the most common health conditions with 1.7 million people that have been diagnosed nationwide. Type 2 diabetes is the most common of the three types, and is largely a result of diet and lifestyle. Once you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you will have this for life,

My Child Has Flat Feet?!

One of the most common reasons that parents bring their children to see a podiatrist is because they are worried about their “flat feet”. Flat feet are very common, and considered normal in young children. The flatness, however is expected to reduce with age. Small children have very flexible feet as not all of the

Smelly Feet – Help?!

Do you suffer with smelly feet? Do you notice people’s upturned noses when you take off your shoes around them? Do not fret, you are not alone! Having smelly feet is very common, especially amongst very active people, pregnant women and teenage boys. Everybody has experienced smelly feet at some point in their life, whether

How Do I Choose the Best Shoes for Running?

Everyone has different feet, and different needs that those feet need met when looking for a running shoe. There are many different types of running shoes, neutral, motion control, stability, minimalist, wide, narrow, light heavy and so many others! It is understandable that choosing the right shoe for your foot can be confusing and overwhelming.

Big Toe Joining Pain – What is it?

Pain in the big toe is a common symptom and complaint seen as a Podiatrist. There are many reasons you can experience pain in the big toe as listed below: 1. Gout Common symptoms associated with gout are redness, swelling and heat isolated at the big toe joint. It is caused by a build up