Category Archives : Feet

Corns & Calluses Issues

Some people want to show off their pedicures or fashionable footwear while others are simply interested in sharing a particularly beautiful view from a different perspective. Regardless of your reason, don’t let corns and calluses ruin your social media fun. These thickened areas of skin are not only unattractive, but can be quite painful if […]

Feet Type & Foot Shapes

What your foot shape reveal? Your two feet combined contain one-fourth of all the bones in your body. The human foot consists of 3 arches, 20 muscles, 24 ligaments, 26 bones, 33 joints, and 7,800 nerves. Our feet come in a wide variety of shapes, types, and sizes. If you are suffering from chronic foot […]

The facts about flat feet

Flat feet, or fallen arches, is a condition which affects approximately 40 percent of the population. There are two different types of flat feet – flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet are considered normal in children because often our arches are not fully developed until we reach a certain age -ranging from seven to thirteen. While […]

Cold feet aren’t healthy.

Cold feet aren’t happy feet! Leave it to the penguins I’m going to assume the answer is no. For most of us, we would leave that to the penguins. If my feet are cold; it generally means my whole body is cold. So if you can’t always wear fur-lined boots, what else can you do […]

How to Remove Plantar Warts!

Did you know that practically everyone will have a wart pop up somewhere on their bodies at some point in their lifetime? Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, are particularly common in pre-teen children, before their immune system has had a chance to fully develop. Plantar warts specifically appear on the bottom of the foot […]

Foot & Ankle Injures with Children’s Sport

Tis the season for our sporty kiwi kids to be suffering injuries out on the football field. The most common injuries our kids may suffer occur in the foot, ankle, and legs. Regardless of whether it is a bruise, sprain, or fracture; parents need to be able to assess the injury and attend to it […]

Diabetes and Foot Care: The Podiatrist Tips

For people with diabetes, foot care and proper foot health is essential. People who suffer from diabetes need to take extra care of their feet. Most diabetics suffer from nerve damage or neuropathy and may not feel tiny abrasions which can turn into major problems. Diabetes also affects the blood circulation, which makes healing time slower and infections […]

The Podiatrist Reveals 10 Freaky Facts About Feet

#1: In a lifetime, the average Joe or Jane from down the road, will have walked more than four times around the Earth #2: Standing still is more exhausting than walking due to the fact that you are straining the same few muscles for a longer period of time. #3: Your toes carry one half […]

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 […]

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 […]