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Fungal Nail infection otherwise known as ‘Onychomycosis’, is a fungal infection of the nail plate. It is a common dermatological condition in Australia. A fungal nail infection may start as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the finger or toenail. As it spreads, the infected nail will change appearance. There are 4 major types of fungus that can live and thrive in the nail bed environment. But the most...

Do you have a nasty spot on your foot that’s often painful and bothering you? It could be a wart or a corn! Both look very similar but it’s important to distinguish one from another so that proper treatment can be implemented. If not, the issue can linger on. What is a corn? A corn is a lesion of hard skin on the foot that results from abnormal areas of pressure....

You’ve got heel pain. It interrupts your daily activities and annoys you at work. You start to see a health professional about it. Diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. You get treated for this but it’s not going away. It’s starting to frustrate you, so what can be happening? Our heels are made up of various nerve and muscle bundles that work as a team to allow our foot to function efficiently while...

What is Diabetes? Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic condition where our cells cannot effectively convert sugar (glucose) into energy. When our bodies cannot maintain healthy levels of glucose, which is our main source of energy, excessive amounts of unused glucose are stored. This can lead to health impacts later in life, such as an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, kidney and eye issues, as well as foot complications. How...

As discussed in previous blogs, ankle sprains are not injuries that fully heal once the pain has subsided. A full rehabilitation program is essential to ensure that the muscles around the affected ligaments are strong enough to aid the ligament in healing, since ligaments have a poor vascular supply compared to muscles and bony structures. This will ensure that your lateral ligaments strong enough to resist inversion forces at your...