Any patient who is diagnosed with diabetes should regularly see a podiatrist due to the increased risk of foot problems. The following complications can cause serious lower limb permanent damage.
Complications of the diabetic foot are complex and serious. Preventative assessments by our podiatrists are vital for evaluating any signs of abnormalities and reducing the high prevalence of lower limb amputations in diabetic patients.
What does a podiatrist check in an annual diabetic assessment of the feet?
You could very well be unwittingly contributing to your own foot and ankle injuries by choosing a running shoe that is not suited to your foot type or basing your selection on brand name, fashion style or colour.
We have put together a running shoe guide with our friends at ActiveFeet in Sandringham to provide you footwear advice to ensure the running shoes you choose keep the feet secure and help avoid injury.
Finally, our Australian summer has arrived! We kick off the work shoes, trading our normal day-to-day supportive footwear for thongs, sandals or bare feet.
After a few days or weeks you begin to wonder why your heels hurt. A lack of shoe support is one of the main reasons heel pain is the most prevalent condition walking into our clinic over the summer months.