Entries by Total Care Podiatry

THE EFFECTS OF MENOPAUSE ON THE FEET

The Effects of Menopause on the Feet As we know, predominantly the function of Menopause in women is to reduce oestrogen levels. Menopause and particularly the decline in Oestrogen hormone levels does promote a few effects on the feet that you may not know! It helps to have consolation that you are not alone if […]

CHILDHOOD OBESITY LINKED TO FOOT PAIN

Childhood Obesity linked to Foot Pain Did you know? Our body weight, if not evenly distributed through our skeleton by the help of normal alignment, can result in changes in the way the foot reacts to the forces acting on the foot from the ground up. The higher the BMI (Body Mass Index) of an […]

FIVE SIGNS YOUR CHILD MAY HAVE A FOOT PROBLEM

Five Signs your Child may have a Foot Problem   In-toeing or tripping Usually, sometimes thought of as the internal rotation of the foot but formally known as Metatarsus Adductus, Metatarsus Adductus is usually picked from birth at the very latest into the first year of growth but if left undetected may be a cause […]

CHILDREN’S INJURED FEET

Children’s Injured Feet Problems causing injury to paediatric feet are often correlated with the maturity level of bone development and can be categorized based on the age of your child.  The following may predispose a child to a gradually developed injury:  Congenital anomalies Variation in development Bone maturation Lower leg alignment  … but otherwise, given […]

WHEN TO FIX KIDS FEET?

When to fix kids’ feet?   Worried about your child’s feet? It is important to know what is a normal presentation for a child in their age group, as opposed to what actually may be considered a “red flag” in their development. When asking the question of whether to “fix my child’s feet” it is […]

SURFCOAST TREK RECOVERY

There are many things to consider after the trek – these are some tips we would recommend:  Take a recovery pair of socks and shoes. Clean and dry your feet and put these on after the event to prevent blisters. Keep warm.  Go for brunch! Treat yourself. You will be tired, and your body will […]