How Fiona Beat Heel Pain

How Fiona Beat Heel Pain

How Fiona Beat Heel Pain Meet Fiona Is it really a heel spur's that causes the pain? Fiona is a 43-year-old lady with two teenage daughters and a busy household. In the past six months she has returned to exercise by joining a gym, which she is …. or was really...
4 hacks for Achilles heel pain

4 hacks for Achilles heel pain

The Achilles tendon is a tough fibrous band of tissue (tendon) that runs down the back of the leg and inserts into the base of the heel bone (calcaneus). It attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. Achilles tendinopathy is a common condition that causes pain in the...
Nailing fungus with laser technology

Nailing fungus with laser technology

Fungal nail infection can be unsightly and embarrassing. Not only can it cause the nail to thicken and turn a yucky yellow-brown colour, it can also lead to a nasty smell for some people. The other downside (Yes, there’s more!) is that fungal nail infection...
4 hacks for a successful warm up

4 hacks for a successful warm up

Dr Brenden Brown, sports podiatrist from Sydney-based A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care, says, “Cold muscle is less pliable which means it has to work harder to accommodate a given load and will be more resistant to sudden stretch. Less pliable muscle tissue is also more...
Growing pains and what you can do about them

Growing pains and what you can do about them

Pain (usually described as aching, throbbing or cramping) in the thighs, calves, behind the knee of one or both legs, or in the feet that occurs in the evening or night. These are the typical symptoms of ‘growing pains’. However, despite the name—there’s no evidence...