Podiatry @ Belmont Blog

Foot care tips for summer

December 16, 2013

Trim your toenails. Use proper straight edge (not curved) nail clippers and cut straight across – not too short, and not down at the corners as this can lead to ingrown nails. File the corners to shape them. If you are having difficulty attending to your toenails, make an appointment with a podiatrist. Forget flip-flops...

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Podiatry and sport

September 23, 2013

A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the feet and lower limbs. The foot has 26 bones and 4 layers of muscles in the sole. When running, the weight bearing forces through the foot and ankle can be up to 3 times your body weight. Sport injuries to the feet...

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A quick lesson on orthotics

December 17, 2012

Not just advantageous for children, the benefits of orthotics are multifold. If you didn’t already know, they’re every foot’s secret weapon against injury prevention and pain relief. Better posture Orthotics are designed to improve overall body posture by encouraging the correct positioning of joints and alignment of lower limbs and muscles from the feet up....

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Tips for choosing shoes from our Geelong podiatrist

October 16, 2012

Footwear is an important part of preventing foot conditions. Incorrectly fitting shoes can lead to all manner of problems, particularly in children, and we advise you take into account the following tips which can also ease any existing foot conditions. When buying new shoes always consider: the function or need of the shoe any pre-existing...

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