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01/11/2018

Skin Cancer on the Foot?

As Podiatrists we often see moles and spots on people’s feet and toes. Most of the time they’re harmless, however occasionally we come across some that need further investigation. This isn’t to scare you, but simply to inform you of the importance of checking your feet, even though they may not get exposed to direct sunlight. It is true that skin cancers can form even where the sun don’t shine!   So what can you do?

  • Check your feet every so often for moles and spots.
  • Observe for any changes in size, shape or colour.
  • Apply sunscreen to your feet when not wearing closed shoes.
  • See your GP if you’re worried about a spot, or just want a professional opinion.

  Rest assured, if you’re seeing one of us we will make sure to keep an eye on the spots you may have on your feet, and monitor them as we see you into the future.   For further foot advice, visit our website and make an appointment to see one of our friendly Podiatrists!   http://www.thepodiatrygroup.com.au/booking/

31/05/2018

 Finally a quick and effective solution for Warts!

What is Swift?

  Swift was developed in the UK for the treatment of warts. It has since become a phenomenon due to it’s ease of use and success in ridding patients of unwanted warts. It is now available in Australia and we are happy to say you can receive this treatment at our clinics. Swift uses microwave energy, which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue. Multiple verrucas/warts can be treated at a single session. The treatment is quick, efficient with minimal pain. No anaesthetic or dressings are needed.  

Does it hurt?

Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing swift microwave therapy liken it to to a sudden heat, lasting 2 – 3 seconds then quickly subsiding.  

What can I do after treatment?

In some cases the treated area may feel sore, but it will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities. No dressings are needed and you can get your foot wet.  

How many treatments will I need?

This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment. Your podiatrist will be able to discuss this with you. In recent research, 83% of the most stubborn warts cleared usi

18/09/2015

How to choose the right runner for you?

  Choosing a new pair of runners can be overwhelming. Sometimes we look at our old and faithful runners and think maybe they’ll last me another 12 months, they don’t look too bad? Think again. Runners will only hold up on average for 600-800 kilometres. So if you run around 5 kilometres, three times a week and do no other training in your runners, then they should last you approximately 12 months. However, if you do this amount of running as well as using them every weekend then there life will be much shorter.   At the 12 month mark a shoe often looks in good condition from the outside, but it is the midsole that we cannot see that begins to break down and lose support. The shoe’s ability to absorb shock and provide cushioning begins to deteriorate as the shoe gets older and more worn.   Once we have come to terms with the fact that we need a new pair of runners where do we go? The bright lights and fancy colours on the shelves in the footwear stores may mesmerise us for a moment but it is important to keep our cool and that we don’t just choose a shoe based on it’s appealing colours.   Even your favourite shoe that you have worn for the last season may have changed. It may have changed weight; some will even try to drop by 20 grams, it may have changed material and therefore support. It is im