Podiatry

Fungal Nail Treatment

Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (PACTmed) : For the treatment of Fungal nail infection (Onychomycosis) Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and is estimated to affect up 1.6 million Australians. Two currently available treatments include anti-fungal nail lacquers that are applied daily/weekly and prescribed oral medications. It can be frustrating to have to apply the lacquers...

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Custom Orthotic Therapy

Custom Orthotic Therapy

CUSTOM Foot Orthotics Gladesville Healthcare has the capacity to deliver customised  foot orthotics within an hour, a process that normally takes 2-3 weeks! Custom orthotic devices help maintain sound foot posture when walking, standing and playing sport…. The type and delivery of orthotic therapy differs considerably from clinic to clinic. At Gladesville Healthcare our ambition is to...

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Footcare in Diabetes

Footcare in Diabetes

ACTION PLANS for what you should do if you see a cut, a pressure area, abnormal nails or inflammation during your daily foot care routine are given below. Who does the caring? Are you able to look after your feet? Do you need help from someone else or a podiatrist? Use the guide below to check.People with diabetes are prone to nerve damage and blood vessel damage. The damage usually begins in...

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What is Heel Pain?

What is Heel Pain?

'Plantar Fasciitis' or Heel Pain is a common and painful condition which affects people of all ages.It is often misdiagnosed as ‘heel spurs’, when it is actually a soft tissue injury and requires very specific treatment.

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Podiatry- What Is It?

Podiatry- What Is It?

Podiatrists diagnose and treat specific foot and lower limb conditions,treatment and prevention of corns, calluses and warts, as well as common and more rare skin and nail pathologies of the feet.

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Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Radial Shock Wave Therapy

What is Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT)? RSWT is the application of high-energy acoustic pulses transmitted into the tissues of the affected area of the body. IT DOES NOT INVOLVE ELECTRICAL PULSES OR ‘SHOCKS’, it is purely a mechanical impulse into the injury site. Each RSWT treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. This pulse stimulates the...

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Children’s Conditions

Children’s Conditions

Children are different from adults in many ways. The most readily apparent way in which they are different is that they really grow! Their bone structure is quite different with the presence of growth plates at the ends of many bones. These lend themselves to a variety of different problems that may occur. One is that a whole separate set of fracture classifications are needed for children,...

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Bunions

Bunions

Bunions Bunions are by far the most common form of osteoarthritis we see in the feet. Resulting from overuse wear and tear caused by poor foot mechanics, poor footwear choices and injury, the 1st MPJ (where the big toe joins the foot) becomes inflamed, distorted and eventually can create significant deformity and pain. Some bunions may not be painful, but most are. Pain results from too much...

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Footwear Guide

Footwear Guide

Foot comfort is essential in maintaining STABILITY, MOBILITY, SAFETY AND HEALTH. Ill fitting shoes can cause or aggravate bunions, corns, calluses hammer-toes, and many other disabling foot conditions. Poor footwear choices can lead to trips and falls in the young and old alike; cause pain and suffering requiring time off work, and possible surgery- all detrimentally affecting life-style...

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Short Leg

Short Leg

Leg Length Inequality ( AKA Short Leg) Recent studies have shown that up to 70% of the population have a structural short leg (aka leg length inequality). This is a large percentage but don’t let that alarm you, not all of these short legs need to be corrected. Generally speaking the body can manage with minor leg length differences (less than 4-5mm), however larger differences may...

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