Category Archives : Foot Care

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Make it to the finish line: common foot injuries for runners

Registration began on March 30th for the ASB Auckland Marathon which will take place on November 1, 2015. Most avid runners will have started training already. In a perfect world, every kilometre of the way would be 100 percent pain free. There are a myriad of foot injuries that can occur and some of these […]