Entries by Taff

COLD WEATHER AND YOUR FEET!

Cold weather and your feet During winter you may find your feet feeling colder and colder. It is important to do what you can to help your body climatize to the extreme colds. What to do? Wear weather appropriate clothing Avoid walking barefoot on cold surfaces Wear enclosed shoes Try to wear natural fibre socks […]

COLD FEET? Diabetes Awareness Week 2020

Increasing blood flow to lower limbs What to do? Low level impact exercise, walking is great! Keeping warm Breaking up periods of inactivity with a short walk or low impact leg exercises  Regular visits to your local podiatrist for assessment of blood flow. If you have any concerns regarding your blood flow, it is always […]

TOTTENHAM LEGEND GARY MABBUTT HAS FOOT EATEN BY RAT

A FORMER English football international won’t be rushing onto the field any time soon after a horrifying incident on holidays in Africa. IT’S hard to imagine a worse way to wake up than catching a rat eating your foot. Unfortunately for Tottenham legend Gary Mabbutt, the nightmare became a reality while on a safari in […]

CURLY OR OVERLAPPING TOES???

UNDERLAPPING, OVERLAPPING OR VARUS TOES Characteristics The toes stay in a flexed position with rotation towards the centre of the foot. Curly toes are theorised to be caused by the muscles tightening and leading to the toes to buckle at the joint and stay in a flexed or curled position. Curly toes are often genetic […]

DIABETES WEEK 12-18th of July 2020

DIABETES Why are the feet affected? Due to the small size of the blood vessels and distance away from the heart, the feet are most commonly among the 1st to be affected. Main complications are: Neuropathy (decreased sensation in the feet and symptoms such as burning or tingling) Vascular disease (diabetes affects the bodys ability […]

NAILS AND SKIN CARE AT TOTAL CARE PODIATRY

At Total Care Podiatry your podiatrist will begin by assessing and treating the area of most concern to you and will cut your nails and painlessly remove any callus or corns. The circulation and sensation in your feet will be assessed, as will any lumps and bumps and/or foot dysfunction that may cause pressure points. […]

FREE PRE POINTE ASSESSMENTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DANCE STUDIOS

Total Care Podiatry podiatrists Rachel Vale and Paul Graham assisting dancers from @bellarinedance preparing to progress to pointe with one of our free pre pointe assessment nights. We offer a pre pointe assessment free to all dance studios in the Geelong, Bellarine and Surfcoast shires. For more information please contact our clinic on ☎️ 5223 1531 or […]

WHICH SHOES TO WEAR WHEN YOU TRAVEL?

During travel it is most likely you will walk a lot more than usual. Shoes that hold your foot in at the heel will reduce the amount of work your muscles will have to do as you are walking and reduce the risk of fatigue. For this and many other reasons, we recommend a good […]

BLISTERS…why do they occur and prevention

Blisters form due to repetitive friction and trauma to the skin. They are most commonly caused by rubbing or friction from footwear applying pressure to the foot and overloading the soft tissue during activity.A blister forms as a clear fluid filled lesion within the outer layers of the skin. What to do: – If the […]