Mining industry foot injuries take a toll

As the coal seam gas, coal and other mining sectors have ramped up in Queensland over the past few years, we have seen a steady increase in fly-in, fly-out workers based in Brisbane who suffer from mining industry foot injuries related to this difficult work. As all of these workers have to comply with stringent […]

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

  Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is a common problem because we use our feet continuously. It is a common example of an overuse injury. One of the most frequently affected tendons is the posterior tibial tendon, a structure that is normally hard at work, helping to hold the arch up and prevent over-pronation or rolling […]

Metatarsus adductus – a turned in foot in a newborn

  Metatarsus adductus is a common deformity of the foot generally noticed at birth, though subtle deformity can be overlooked and not picked up till later.  It presents with the front part of the foot (forefoot) positioned inward in comparison with the rear of the foot, giving the foot a ‘kidney-shaped’ appearance.  The rearfoot and […]

Why do I keep spraining my ankle?

Our eldest 8 year old son returned home from Scouts last night, limping in pain. He had sprained his ankle during a game, and was in a lot of discomfort and wouldn’t trust his podiatrist Dad to even let me touch it. It was the second time he had done a sprain to this ankle […]

Orthotics in high heels – impossible? Not for our Brisbane podiatry team!

At the Podiatry Practice Brisbane, one of the most common complaints we have with female patients is that they can’t fit their orthotics in high heel shoes. Although they may be happy with the symptomatic relief they are getting from their standard devices, they simply don’t fit into their dress shoes and sandals. Let’s face […]

Peripheral neuropathy – the silent stalker | Brisbane Podiatry clinic near CBD

Peripheral neuropathy is a condition where there is damage to the nerve endings of the extremities. It tends to cause a range of symptoms, such as; a progressive absence of sensation starting from the toes and extending slowly up into the leg (most common) painless wounds and ulcers under the foot and between toes severe […]

Leg length difference | Brisbane podiatry services | Heel and sole raises

  Leg length difference is a common occurrence. Most people do not have legs that are in fact exactly the same length – we are not perfect mirror opposites between left and right. For a number of reasons, leg length can be significantly different between the left and right sides, these include; a congenital defect […]

How often do I need to replace my orthotics?

Many new (and old) patient ask us this question. The answer is, of course, it depends… The are many variables which affect the lifespan of orthotics. These include; the materials the devices is made from the condition we are treating the activities or occupation of the patient The body mass (BMI) of the patient The […]

Orthotics for knee osteoarthritis

The foot and leg is a common location to develop arthritis, the most common form of which is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative process affecting the cartilage of joints, and is most commonly observed in the hip, knee and great toe of the lower extremity. Although all joints can be prone to this disease, those […]

The Ingrown Toenail Centre

In 2012, The Podiatry Practice made the move to develop a separate service for sufferers of ingrown toenails. It had become increasingly obvious that over the past 5-10 years, we had observed a trend towards more and more patients arriving at our practice with chronic and debilitating ingrown toenails which had been left untreated or […]