Category Archives : Foot Pain

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]