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Caring for someone with diabetes: 5 simple steps for healthy feet

Diabetic checks foot skin and nailsTo support National Diabetes Week (July 9-15), we want to heighten awareness around the important role carers play in helping people living with diabetes.

Carers can help their patients, partners or family to maintain healthy feet by ensuring they receive regular podiatry care. Continue reading Caring for someone with diabetes: 5 simple steps for healthy feet

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Let’s talk feet this National Diabetes Week

Balance Podiatry Diabetic FootCare

Balance Podiatry Diabetic FootCareAn annual podiatry visit may be all it takes to prevent the more than 12 diabetes-related amputations performed at Australian hospitals every day.

 As we participate in National Diabetes Week this week (July 9-15), this is the message we are sending not only to patients but also to carers of people with diabetes.  Continue reading Let’s talk feet this National Diabetes Week

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Why career women need to promote their foot health

Balance Podiatry Work Shoes

Balance Podiatry Work ShoesWe spend roughly a third of our day in a workplace, but how much thought do we put into what impact our footwear choices have on the health of our feet over the course of our career?

According to our 2017 Healthy Feet Survey, more than half of Australian women (52%) experienced sore feet after work in just the last 12 months. Almost two-thirds (64%) also said they had purchased shoes that were fashionable but not necessarily the best fit. Continue reading Why career women need to promote their foot health

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2017 Healthy Feet Survey reveals Australia’s hidden foot problem

Healthy Feet Survey
Healthy Feet Survey
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This month we are excited to release our inaugural Healthy Feet Survey to help bridge the information gap on foot health through examining how Australians look after their feet and lift the lid on some of the fundamental awareness issues with podiatry as a health service.

Commissioned and published by Australia’s largest podiatry groups My FootDr and Balance Podiatry, the report reveals modern lifestyle demands and ignorance are two major factors impacting on foot health. Continue reading 2017 Healthy Feet Survey reveals Australia’s hidden foot problem

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Is foot pain stopping you from running?

Foot Pain Podiatry Running

Foot Pain Podiatry RunningWhether your playing football, netball or training for an endurance running event, it’s a timely reminder to think about how these types of activities may impact our foot health.

The last thing anyone needs at this stage of the season or training is to obtain an injury or a minor symptom to turn into something that limits their ability to perform or even compete. Continue reading Is foot pain stopping you from running?

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Did you run for mum and wake up with foot pain?

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Balance PodiatryMother’s Day left a lot of love beating through the hearts of families across Australia last weekend. It also left quite a few people with sore feet as they donned their running shoes for the first time in a while to pound the pavement to support charity fun run activities.

As Mother’s Day fun runs – along with park runs and charity runs alike – become increasingly more popular in Australia, it’s a timely reminder to think about your feet! Continue reading Did you run for mum and wake up with foot pain?

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Two wrong shoes don’t make a right.

Women Shoes Selecting the Right Shoe

Women Shoes Selecting the Right ShoeAsk yourself this and be honest: Have you ever bought shoes that didn’t fit your feet properly, but were stylish or came with a price tag you couldn’t ignore?

If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re among the 64 per cent of Australian women who have done so according to a recent study by Balance Podiatry.  Continue reading Two wrong shoes don’t make a right.

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Cyclone Debbie forces the closure of Balance Podiatry Proserpine

Balance Podiatry Proserpine

Balance Podiatry ProserpineIt’s a sad day for all of us at Balance Podiatry as we close the doors to our Proserpine clinic for the last time, after it received significant water damage during Cyclone Debbie.

Our Proserpine clinic was our second podiatry clinic and over the last 10 years we have helped care for thousands of patients of all ages throughout the region.

The good news is we will continue to provide podiatry care to the area with our Cannonvale clinic now open Monday to Friday. Continue reading Cyclone Debbie forces the closure of Balance Podiatry Proserpine

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Why do my feet hurt when I walk?

Foot Pain when walking

Foot Pain when walkingAre you blaming the frosty autumn weather for making your feet hurt when you walk? There could be something more serious behind the pain.

Unfortunately, many Australian men and women live with foot pain daily – and often we think the pain will disappear on its own, trialling simple lifestyle changes with no improvement.

Whether it hurts to walk first thing in the morning, after you sit down, or even every time you walk barefoot, it’s important to identify and understand what is causing the pain. Continue reading Why do my feet hurt when I walk?

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Is it normal to wake up with sore feet?

Is it painful to get out of bed each morning? And not for the reasons a café latte can fix… we’re talking about waking up with arch pain, sore feet or aching heels.

Foot, arch or heel pain isn’t something that disappears overnight (which is probably why you’re reading this). You may be waking up with one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain in adults – plantar fasciitis.

Continue reading Is it normal to wake up with sore feet?