The Podiatrist Blog

  • 5 tips: choose the right work boot

    A good, comfortable pair of work boots will prevent injuries and foot problems such as: bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, and plantar fascia. Thankfully, the days of high hard steel cap boots are over, but there are still some important factors to consider if you want to keep your feet healthy. #1: SAFETY FIRST Be aware […]

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  • Stock up on socks! Keep your feet covered!

    While some may find it trendy to wear their loafers or boating shoes with no socks, this can be harmful for the overall health of your feet. Other than the obvious; stinky shoes and horrible foot odour that goes along with going sockless, there are various health benefits to wearing socks that many people are […]

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  • Bests Sports Shoes for New Zealand Kids

    Kiwis are renowned for their love of sports and adventure. Our future generation of athletes are running around on the playground at this very moment. Kids love to run. Those of us who constantly ran barefoot may be suffering the consequences now. Let’s protect those precious tootsies and provide them with the proper running shoes. […]

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  • When to see your podiatrist about gout

    Gout is a form of arthritis that happens when your body creates too much uric acid. This imbalance causes crystalline deposits to form in your joints or soft tissues. When this occurs, it can bring on an attack of sudden and extreme pain combined with swelling, redness and increased warmth to the skin or joint. […]

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  • Daily routines for healthy feet

    We all have routines for daily grooming. I wash my face and make sure I put my anti-wrinkle lotion on morning and night. I brush and floss my teeth three times a day. Unfortunately, my routine is not as vigorous when it comes to my feet.  Most of us use our feet in one way […]

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  • Are Your Feet Killing You?

    People often underestimate just how important it is to pay attention to our feet. Sure, some people will splurge on a pedicure in the summer, but often ignore more serious issues. The average person will walk over 185,075 kilometers in a lifetime. Our feet endure tremendous amounts of pressure and rarely get the attention that […]

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  • Moose Drool – A Foot Fungus Treatment?

    One of these days we are going to fight foot fungus with the mighty moose’s super drool… According to saliva expert, David Wong, There’s a medicinal value in saliva that’s not appreciated. Like adorable St. Bernard dogs, moose leave a trail of slobber wherever they go. However, this actually works out in their favour. Over […]

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  • Sometimes The Stilettos Just Aren’t Worth It

    Lia Onorati, an Australian woman, after having allegedly “ground-breaking” and “minimally invasive” surgery by podiatrist, Dr.Paul Bours has been left with three amputated toes after contracting gangrene. She simply wanted to fix a severe case of hammer toe that prevented her from wearing stiletto boots. Our toes consist of two joints that allow it to […]

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