Category Archives : Foot Infections

Ingrown Toenails

Everyone will have suffered from an ingrown toenail at one point in their lives. This condition affects people of all ages – from young children to the elderly. Ingrown toenails occur when the corner or side of the nail grows into the skin instead of growing on top of it. The big toe is the […]

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 […]

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. […]

Athlete’s Foot – How Contagious Is It Really?

Chances are, you may have the fungus that causes Athlete’s Foot on your feet at this very moment. The myth that needs to be dispelled is that athlete’s foot is easily contagious from person to person – with the itchy, burning condition arising the moment someone comes into contact with a contaminated foot bath, shower […]

Scientists Confirm Facts About Foot Fungus

Leave it to scientists to find a new way to explore the human body. Recently scientists have been looking at human beings as an ecosystem, and have already done a census of all the different bacteria that live in us and on us. Did you know that bacteria cells outnumber human cells in our bodies? […]

Sweating It Out – Avoid Sweaty Feet This Summer

Sweaty feet, or plantar hyperhidrosis, is a condition that causes excessive sweating localized to the plantar side of the foot (the bottom). Sweaty feet can exacerbate or even lead to problems such as athlete’s foot, plantar warts, or other skin conditions. Sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling itself down, and with over 250,000 […]