Health Tips

Metatarsalgia

By Kara Lukins Podiatry

  Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe a painful foot condition in the area just before the small toes (more commonly referred to as the ball of the foot). Metatarsalgia can affect anyone who spends significant time on their feet and frequently affects runners and other athletes who participate in high impact sports. Although […]

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Onychomycosis

By Kara Lukins Podiatry

This month I have decided to add some information about a very common problem that effects a lot of patients, and is definitely a condition that we see at Kara Lukins Podiatry quite regularly. A fungal nail infection, referred to in medical terms as onychomycosis, occurs when fungi, a kind of microorganism infect your nails. […]

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What causes sore feet?

By Kara Lukins Podiatry

Hi it’s Kara from Kara Lukins Podiatry. This month our blog is about sore feet, some of the causes and treatments available. Podiatrists play a major role in managing painful foot conditions.  The majority of patients who present for foot care are motivated by a desire to eliminate or reduce a painful condition. In essence, […]

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Winter Sports Injuries

By Kara Lukins Podiatry

Welcome to winter! Hi it’s Kara from Kara Lukins Podiatry. This month our blog is about winter and winter sports injuries. Take care out there… Australia is a sports-loving nation, as both participants and spectators. Australia’s mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, participation in outdoor exercise and sports can occur all year […]

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Stretch of the Month

By Kara Lukins Podiatry

Tight hamstrings are often a problem for many athletes and active people. Below is a very simple hamstring stretch that anyone can do.  Sitting Hamstring Stretch  Sit on the floor with the stretching leg extended in front of you, keeping your toes pointed away from your face Bend the opposite leg and place the sole […]

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Osteoporosis

By Clinic Beat

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile and brittle. They fracture more easily than normal bone. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. Half of all women and one-third of men over 60 in Australia will have a fracture due to osteoporosis. What is osteoporosis? […]

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Sports Injuries

By Clinic Beat

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward footfall, is known as an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups […]

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Gout & Your Feet

By Clinic Beat

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid. This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines that are found naturally in our diets. The actual build-up of uric acid […]

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Do your Child's Feet Hurt?

By Clinic Beat

Do they complain of foot or leg pain? Do they often ask to be picked up? Do they have instability issues or trip frequently? Do they kick their shoes off before undoing their laces? Does your child walk differently to other kids? Recent research has revealed that certain foot types (flat feet or high arched […]

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Diabetes & Podiatry

By Clinic Beat

Diabetic foot complications are a major area of special interest for our practice. We have extensive experience and knowledge in this area. Of all of the foot problems our patients can present with, there is little that is more serious to life or limb than a foot complication due to diabetes. How diabetes can affect […]

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