Podiatry @ Belmont Blog

Our Geelong podiatrists talk about National Diabetes Week 2020.

July 15, 2020

This National Diabetes Week theme is heads up diabetes, focusing on the impact of mental and emotional health for people with diabetes.  For those living with diabetes, managing feet on top of everything else can be challenging, especially if diabetes foot related disease is present.  Our Geelong podiatrists provide a few simple and practical tips...

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Geelong Podiatrist – STEIGEN SOCKS

June 10, 2020

Podiatry@belmont is now stocking Steigen running socks.  Steigen running socks are designed by athletes who understand the requirements of a high performance sock. Use Steigen running socks to enhance your performance, as Steigen guarantees no blisters. Blisters are caused by two things: Moisture – If your feet are wet or sweat due to the conditions...

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OUR GEELONG PODIATRISTS TALK ABOUT FOOT PAIN.

February 26, 2020

Are you experiencing pain in your feet or lower limbs? Sometimes foot pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease.  Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. There are many causes of inflammatory pain which can include; Plantar heel...

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Geelong Podiatrists – Foot Health Week

October 14, 2019

#1 They keep you active & mobility is independence: We’re talking about the important stuff here: your life, your community, freedom, relationships, health, activity, travel, independence, mobility, and your overall happiness! It’s a tall order, but foot health can help you to live your best life. #2 They tell a much bigger story: Your feet...

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Geelong Podiatrists advise a footwear health check

September 23, 2019

Spring is here and we all like to buy new shoes.  Our Geelong podiatrists recommend the following steps to ensure your feet stay well-protected and healthy. PUSH – Pushing the back ends of your shoes inwards will tell you how much support your shoes provide. If the back end stays firm, the shoe is robust...

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GEELONG PODIATRISTS TALK ABOUT GAIT ANALYSIS.

July 31, 2019

Gait is basically the way a person walks.   Podiatrists assess gait to observe how the body parts are moving.  An abnormal gait can lead to imbalances elsewhere in the body when moving.  Our Geelong podiatrists use gait analysis to study your biomechanics (how your body moves) and the effects on feet, hips, knees, lower back...

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GEELONG PODIATRISTS – WINTER FEET

June 13, 2019

GEELONG PODIATRISTS – WINTER FEET   The cold weather has arrived and your feet need to be cared for during the cooler months.  Our Geelong Podiatrists provide some simple steps to look after your feet during winter: Protect your feet from the cold with clean well-fitting natural fibre socks (cotton, wool or bamboo). Wear well-fitting...

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GEELONG PODIATRISTS – CORNS AND CALLOUS

May 1, 2019

WHAT ARE CORNS AND CALLOUSES? Corns and callous are a thickening of the surface layer of the skin in response to extra friction on pressure areas of your foot.  The development of corns and callous is the body’s defence system to protect tissue.  Hard patches of skin are called callouses and if the pressure is...

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