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China Economic Net

They are the very height of fashion – with their 15-centimetre heels – but whether it is possible to actually walk in the latest towering shoe creation is another matter… The vice-president of the Australia Podiatry Association, Brendan Brown, said he anticipated a growth in business at his St Marys and Penrith practices in the next few months, when the full damage from this trend is expected to kick in…

China Economic Net

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Experts Issue More Health Warnings Against Sexy High Heels

Several experts renewed health warnings against high heels in August that underline the ergonomic argument against these fashion accessories, which centers on the damage they can do to the musculoskeletal system…

Ergoweb

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Men Sell Their Sole

Podiatrists said they are seeing a lot of men suffering similar symptoms to those shown by women who wear high heels as they squeeze into the latest trends in footwear… President of the Australian Podiatry Council, Brenden Brown, said: “People are victims to fashion…

The Daily Telegraph

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Pregnant Women to Stay Away From Stilettos

Australasian Podiatry Council president Brenden Brown’s warning came after a third of 1000 pregnant women surveyed by the UK Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists admitted wearing high heels…Mr Brown said it was dangerous because a woman’s posture and stance often changed dramatically during pregnancy…

Adelaide Now

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Toes Cut in Name of Fashion

WOMEN are shortening toes and injecting their feet with pain-killing botox to fit in with fashion. The revelations from cosmetic surgeons have come as a new 20cm heel is about to hit the market – a record for high heels… Podiatrist Brenden Brown said the US trend for cutting and shortening toes and injecting feet with Botox …

Herald Sun

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High Heels OK in Moderation

HIGH heels have been ranked alongside alcohol and sugary treats, as the Australasian Podiatry Council says they pose a risk to health but are okay “in moderation”. While there’s little point telling women to ditch the height-enhancing footwear, council president Brenden Brown says, they should heed the message to reduce their exposure…

Courier Mail

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Choosing the Right School Shoe

Podiatrist Brendan Brown shares some tips on how to find the right school shoes for your child….

Nine MSN – Today Show

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The Height of Fashion

it’s the heels of our shoes that are getting higher and chunkier.We may as well make it official. The delicate high heel is dead. Well, if the flood of sky-high – and we’re talking 10- or 12-centimetre-high platform heels and wedges both on the catwalks and in the stores – is anything to go by, it won’t be long before we’re all clomping around on chunky slices of cork and wood…

Sydney Morning Herald

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Warnings over nail salons health risk

NAIL salon patrons are contracting fungal and bacterial infections because of poor hygiene, experts warn. They are also exposing themselves to more serious risks, such as hepatitis C and HIV. Australian Podiatry Association (APA) NSW vice-president Brenden Brown said there had been a boom in nail salons offering quick and inexpensive manicures….

Sydney Morning Herald

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Healthy Feet Are Incompatible With Fat

Obesity can lead to foot amputations, warns a podiatry organization in Australia. This is “particularly [true of] those patients who have diabetes, because they can lose feeling in their feet and sustain injuries, which can get infected and sometimes require amputation,” said Brenden Brown, vice president of the Australasian Podiatry Council…

Empowered Doctor

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New Shoe Fashions are a Podiatrists Nightmare

The new shoe styles have the heels of a woman’s feet high off the floor, as with traditional high heels – but there’s no spike or pillar to support the heel. Instead, the woman balances on her toes and balls of her feet…

Empowered Doctor

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Heels Bring Feet a Lifetime of Misery

Addiction to high heels has become the curse of the modern woman thanks to Mrs Beckham and her pals, such as the Olsen twins, Paris Hilton and Beyonce Knowles… Podiatrist and spokesperson for Australian Podiatry Association (NSW), Brenden Brown, says wearing stiletto heels brings a raft of acute and chronic problems…

The Daily Telegraph

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Foot Fillers

Well, if your high heels are giving you grief, there’s a somewhat disturbing trend that’s emerged this Spring Carnival – getting Botox-like jabs in your feet to numb the pain. The fluid, known as hyaluronic acid, is injected into the balls of the feet…

Nine MSN – Today Show

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Are High Heels Bad for your Health

Brenden Brown is a podiatrist who sees about 500 women every year with problems caused by wearing heels. He says that damage can be inflicted by high heels over a period of one day or 40 years. Each person is different and the effects of wearing heels will differ on everybody…

Nine MSN – Whats Good For You

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Turn on your Heels and Run

THEY are the very height of fashion – with their 15-centimetre heels – but whether it is possible to actually walk in the latest towering shoe creation is another matter…The vice-president of the Australia Podiatry Association, Brendan Brown, said he anticipated a growth in business at his St Marys and Penrith practices in the next few months…

Sydney Morning Herald

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Benefit for Care of Chronic Conditions

LONG-TERM care of the growing number of people with chronic medical conditions would be supported by a beefed-up community health and out-patients sector, under reform commission proposals that aim to offer better access to health professionals…

Sydney Morning Herald

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Killer Heels can Cripple your Feet

They’ve been described as works of art for the feet but women who wear the latest sculptural shoes will pay a heavy price, podiatrists warn… Australian Podiatry Association vice-president Brenden Brown said the “scary” creations would cause permanent damage to the fashionistas wearing them…

Stuff.co.nz

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Stupid Shoes Bad for Feet Shock

They’ve been described as works of art for the feet but women who wear the latest sculptural shoes will pay a heavy price, podiatrists warn.
Towering heels were a huge hit on the runways of Milan, London and New York, with trend-obsessed celebrities such as Victoria Beckham snapped toeing the fashion line…

The Vine

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Study Backs Running Barefoot

A small but devoted group of runners has been touting the benefits of ditching shoes and going barefoot.These athletes argue that it’s better for their feet, and leaves them less prone to injury.
Now scientific research is backing up their claims…

ABC

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugg

Once we could be comfortable knowing that whatever their aesthetic shortcomings, the iconic Ugg at least kept your feet warm. But podiatrists have pounced on the hapless Ugg with claims the sheepskin boot is bad for posture, increases the chance of ankle sprains and can encourage fungal conditions…

Nine MSN – Today Show

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Why wearing heels can be a pain

UK researchers have uncovered the reason why women who wear high heel shoes find it painful to walk in flat shoes…President of the Australasian Podiatry Council, Brendon Brown, says the study confirms what he believes happens to the feet of women wearing high heels for extended periods…

ABC

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Your Shoes Want to Die

“If you’re doing any sort of decent exercise, I think six months is a cut-off for running shoes,” says podiatrist Brendan Brown, wiping tinea from his palms…“After 12 months, even if you’re not doing a lot of activity, the materials will fatigue and not be as hardy…

FHM Magazine

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High Stilettos May Increase Womens Risk of Acute Chronic Problems

With the increasing popularity of high heels shortening of the Achilles tendon, heel pain, pain in the balls of the feet, bunions, calluses, soft corns between the toes, fractures, and sprains have also become quite common. Podiatrist and spokesperson for Australian Podiatry Association (NSW), Brenden Brown said that wearing stiletto heels brings a raft of acute and chronic problems…

YUVAZ

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Podiatrists ‘Should not Prescribe’

Doctors are furious about a State Government decision to let podiatrists prescribe drugs of addiction, warning that it could prove a bonanza for ”doctor shopper” drug addicts…podiatrists have hit back, saying the AMA is resisting a move that will improve patient care, and their attitude ”smacks of protectionism”…

The Age

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Friday Talkback: If the Shoe Fits

If your feet hurt, it ruins your day. Whether it’s heels, ill fitting shoes or foot ailments like bunions and plantar fasciitis, sore feet are a problem for many of us, especially as we get older.
Have you had to give up your favourite heels for a pair of sensible shoes? How are your feet travelling?

ABC Radio

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