Posture Podiatry Services
Did you know not all shin pain is actually “Shin Splints”?
Shin splints are tiny stress fractures along the shin bone often at the lower inside portion of the shin bone where the stress on the shin bone is at its greatest.
There are, however, other forms of shin pain, each with different causes, and each responding to different treatments.
The problem with chronic pain is it is so easy to become accustomed to it. There are many people who live with pain unnecessarily. At first it may be agonising, but after a while your body will work out ways to avoid it. You become accustomed to your limp, your inability to perform certain tasks and the chronic pain slowly robs you of your life.
Recurring Sports Injuries can highlight an inability for your body to compensate effectively for your level of activity.
The podiatrists at Posture Podiatry are trusted by some of Australia’s top athletes to keep them injury-free during their training and competition seasons.
It is important to wear shoes that are not only appropriate and comfortable, but look good as well.
The podiatrists at Posture Podiatry have each spent time either working or volunteering at local shoe stores in order to stay up to date with latest shoe trends.
Foot & Nail Care
How true it is that a small stone in your shoe can stop you in your tracks. So too can a corn or painful callus prevent you from enjoying life.
Skin is clever. It is it able to protect itself where there are high areas of pressure by gradually getting thicker.
Ingrown toenails often occur then the sharp corner or edge of a nail punctures the skin along the nail edge. Let’s face it; it’s not exactly the cleanest or most hygienic part of our body, so infection can easily set in. As the nail continues to grow and the infection becomes worse the painful ingrown toenail develops.
The term ‘Chiropody’ started in the United Kingdom, and is still used commonly as a matter of personal choice.
In Australia the term ‘Chiropodist’ was replaced by ‘Podiatrist’ as state based registration boards changed in the 1970’s and 1980’s. As of 2011 Australian Podiatrists are registered nationally under the Podiatry Board of Australia.