What exactly is Shockwave Therapy?

As Podiatrists, when we see a patient who with a condition that could benefit from Shockwave Therapy the initial reaction is always interesting. No, we are not suggesting electrocution. This article is to allow you to make better informed decisions when it comes to your feet! Shockwave Treatment can assist with heel pain, plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.

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Srinath Vanapalli
Corns and Calluses: What's the Difference and How Can You Treat Them?

Corns and Calluses occur when there is excessive pressure or friction placed on our feet. This is where our body protective response is to thicken the skin in this area, resulting in corns and calluses. Corns and Calluses are often symptoms of underlying issues. In this post, we discuss the difference between a corn and callus as well as the treatment options available to you.

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Srinath Vanapalli
Plantar Fasciitis - The Most Common Cause of Heel Pain

Have you ever heard of Plantar Fascia? Unlikely. You don’t give plantar fascia much notice until the pain in your heel strikes you. Plantar fasciitis is a very common cause of heel pain. It connects the heel to the front of your foot. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia.

In our latest blog post, we discuss the causes of Plantar Fasciitis and the treatment options (both home remedies and Podiatry treatments) available to you.

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Srinath Vanapalli
PTTD: Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

The posterior tibial tendon is one of the main supporting structures of the foot. It holds the arch up, and supports our foot when walking. PTTD often called the adult acquired flatfoot, is a condition caused by degenerative changes in the tendon leading to pain and weakness. PTTD is progressive, which means early detection and treatment is key to ensure it does not progress to deformity of the foot.

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Spotlight on Achilles Tendinitis

Tendons are the thick cords of tissue that connect muscles to bone. When tendons become inflamed they can cause pain and swelling. Achilles Tendinitis is the inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the back of the heel bone. Find out more about the cause, symptoms, treatment options and prevention strategies.

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Donate Your Sports Shoes To Charity

Do you have a pair of sports shoes you no longer use? Many people have nothing to keep their feet warm and clean and we can all do our little bit to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

ProPodiatry Clinic has partnered up with Shoes for Planet Earth as Shoe Collector. They have to date donated over 55,000 pairs around the world - the biggest need coming from the homeless and indigenous sporting groups.

If you have a pair of sports shoes that you would like to donate, bring them along with you when you visit a Podiatrist in our South Melbourne or Brunswick clinics.

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Diabetic Neuropathy – Why Do My Feet Hurt?

Ever wonder why Diabetic Foot Assessments are required? How does Diabetes affect your foot health? What does it have to do with Podiatry?

Diabetic Neuropathy simply put is a loss of protective sensation resulting from damage to the nerves over time. Approximately half the patients with diabetes will experience neuropathy. We explore the different types of Diabetic Neuropathy and what causes it as well as the treatment options and resources available to you.

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Holiday Season 2018/2019

Here at ProPodiatry Clinic we are taking a little break to experience a White Christmas for ourselves!

The clinics will be closed over the festive period from Saturday 22nd of December and will re-open on Monday 14 January 2019.

Our booking systems will remain open - feel free to give us a call or book online. We will also be opening some additional time slots at both our Brunswick and South Melbourne practice from January 2019.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Srinath Vanapalli