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I have heel pain - I must have a heel spur

A very common question I get asked in my Townsville Podiatry clinic – I have heel pain – so I must have a heel spur?? Having heel pain does not necessarily mean you have a heel spur! | June 19 2020 | Heel pain,Active Feet,Lower Limb Complaints

A very common question I get asked in my Townsville Podiatry clinic:   "I have heel pain, so I must have a heel spur" !?! Having heel pain does not necessarily mean you have a heel spur. Co...

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We Provide Personalised Treatment Options for Foot Pain in Townsville

Foundation Podiatry is a locally owned and operated clinic which has been managing foot, ankle and leg pain for the people of Townsville for 13 years now. Our Townsville Podiatrists, Hayley Paterson and Chris Weber both have 15 + years of experience working in the field of Biomechanical Podiatry. | February 14 2020 | Lower Limb Complaints,Heel Pain

Foundation Podiatry is a locally owned and operated clinic which has been managing foot, ankle and leg pain for the people of Townsville for 13 years now. Our Townsville Podiatrists - Hayley Paterson ...

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FOOT PAIN hindering your New Year's Fitness Resolution?

3 things to consider when embarking on a New Year's Fitness Resolution | January 2 2019 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Lower Limb Complaints

Most people try to kick off the New Year with a healthy, positive goal in mind. Whether that be regularly walking Castle Hill or training for a half marathon, it’s important to have a plan in pl...

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Are Heel Pain and Menopause related?

Sometimes pain creeps up on you, suddenly you're in pain all the time. Menopause can be the same. Our Towsville Podiatrists see many more middle age women with heel pain than younger women - are hormones at play?... | November 6 2018 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints

In our Townsville Podiatry clinic we see many more middle aged women with heel pain than younger women - are hormones at play? Sometimes, pain creeps up on you – it can be difficult to pinpoint ...

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Why do my shins hurt when I run?

Shin pain is most common at the start of a new exercise regime. It is important to have your shin pain correctly diagnosed and treated to allow you to return to exercise and avoid needing many weeks of complete rest. | February 27 2018 | Lower Limb Complaints,Running & Exercise,Footwear

This is a common complaint seen in my Townsville Podiatry clinic. Shin pain can be very frustrating, especially when you are just getting into an exercise regime. There are many causes of shin pain, b...

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The pitfalls of focusing on Foot Strike

Foot strike is not the be all and end all of efficient running. To think of it another way - specific foot strike is not the CAUSE of efficient running, it is the RESULT of efficient running. Focusing on the following tips will harvest far greater benefit to your running that just focusing on a specific foot strike... | July 28 2017 | Running & Exercise,Active Feet,Lower Limb Complaints

So running boils down to a lot more than just chucking your runners on and putting one foot in front of the other. In this blog I’m going to discuss foot strike – particularly the pitfalls...

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What causes Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)???

So what actually CAUSES heel pain? To put it simply, plantar fasciitis occurs when the continual daily mechanical load on the plantar fascia (main supporting structure of the arch) is greater then what the body can continue to repair. | May 26 2017 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints,Active Feet,Footwear

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Heel pain is most common in the 40 – 60 year age group. It is so prevalent that ~80% of adults will suffer a bout of heel pain over the c...

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Effective Treatment for Heel Pain in Townsville

As a Townsville Podiatrist, I get tired of GP’s telling patients to put up with their heel pain – ‘it will eventually go away’. Why put up with pain when it can be managed very simply? | May 12 2017 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints

Yes, heel pain in Townsville is common. Your work colleague, your sister - they've probably had it too. But so what!!! Heel pain can be darn PAINFUL! It makes you hobble like an 80 year old and c...

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Hints & Tips

From injury prevention, demystifying modern footwear, running technique tips, how to overcome the donald duck walk to engaging your core through barefoot activation! Be sure to drop back to our Hints & Tips page as it will be updated on a regular basis. | February 27 2017 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints

From injury prevention, demystifying modern footwear, running technique tips, how to overcome the donald duck walk to engaging your core through barefoot activation! Be sure to drop back to our Hints ...

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Persistent HEEL PAIN? Shockwave therapy may be your answer!

Intense Heel Pain getting out of bed in the morning? Heel pain in adults is very common, very complex – yet VERY TREATABLE! At Foundation Podiatry Townsville we utilise the latest treatment options with a personalised approach to make you pain free in the shortest possible time. Shockwave therapy may benefit you. | January 31 2017 | Heel Pain,Lower Limb Complaints

Intense Heel Pain getting out of bed in the morning? Is it just NOT going away? Is your heel pain stopping you from exercising & making you grumpy? Ever heard of Shockwave Therapy??? Heel pain is...

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My mum has bunions, does that mean I will also get them?

My mum has bunions, does that mean I will also get them? There are many factors that cause bunions to develop: your foot posture, shape of metatarsal bones and intrinsic muscle strength. There are also external factors which may cause bunions to develop more rapidly such as high heel or pointy-toe footwear and certain occupations. | January 10 2017 | Lower Limb Complaints,Footwear

Bunions occur more commonly in females than males and sometimes do run in families. We are at the mercy of our genes, so the same forces that caused your mother or father’s bunions are possibly ...

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Foot Pain vs Back Pain: Can my feet be causing my back pain?

Foot Pain vs Back Pain: Can my feet be causing my back pain? | January 10 2017 | Lower Limb Complaints

Foot Pain vs Back Pain - Chicken or The Egg? Remember the children’s rhyme ‘your ankle bone is connected to your shin bone, your shin bone is connected to your thigh bone’… an...

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Custom Foot Supports (Orthotics) VERSUS the Chemist jobs

I’ve been told I need Orthotics – will the ones from the chemist do the trick?? Generally, no. Off-the-shelf or non-customised orthotics from the chemist are made for a ‘normal’ foot type. People with a ‘normal’ foot-type generally do not develop foot problems nor need to be worried about their long term foot health. | January 10 2017 | Footwear,Lower Limb Complaints

I’ve been told I need Orthotics – will the ones from the chemist do the trick?? Generally, no. Off-the-shelf or non-customised orthotics from the chemist are made for a 'normal' foot type....

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No more Falls! Balance boosting tips for the Elderly

A common cause of falls is poor mobility, balance, proprioception, and strength in our legs and feet – and this is where our Podiatrists can help you out. At Foundation Podiatry Townsville we appreciate how amazing our feet are and what they are designed to do - and hence have developed our Active Foot Formula | January 9 2017 | Lower Limb Complaints,Active Feet

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalisations in people aged 65 years and over. A common and very debilitating injury sustained from a fall is a fracture to the neck of the femur (bro...

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Ohh... It's just another ankle sprain!

A single ankle sprain can lead to long-term clinical problems, particularly ankle instability, persistent pain and ankle stiffness and swelling. These side effects are more likely to occur when the initial ankle sprain is not treated promptly and appropriately. | January 9 2017 | Lower Limb Complaints

As common as an ankle sprain may be – they still need your love and attention! Each and every time you sprain your ankle you are doing some form of damage. Whether that be over-stretching the li...

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