👣Toe nail FUNGUS👣
👉What is it ?
Toe nail fungus it’s an infection that can cause the nail to become thick, yellowed and unattractive. It can also cause the nail to split and seperate from the skin!
👉 How do you get it?
Risk factors can include:
* Diabetes * Psoriasis * Working on a humid or moist environment * Athletes foot
* Minor skin or nails injuries
* Walking barefoot in public places
* Wearing socks that don’t absorb perspiration .
👉 How do you treat it?
Here at SOLE THERAPY we can detect a fungal nail infection early, culture the nail, determine the cause and finally form a suitable treatment plan for you. Our PODIATRISTS during a General treatment assessment they determine what the fungus look like? Is it thick? Does it smell? What colour is it? Is it on the tip of the nail? Is it yellow, green, black? They also take a full medical history, as they need to understand the extent of the problem as also any other medical factors which may influence their choice of treatment.
👉 Solutions to prevent a toenail fungus? .
✅ Wear protective shoes or sandals in public showers, pool areas and gyms!
✅ Avoid borrowing someone else’s shoes or sharing socks or towels with someone who has toenail fungus.
✅ Wash your feet regularly and dry them thoroughly when they get wet.
For more information visit our webpage www.soletherapy.com.au
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👣How can I make my feet stronger ? 👣
Strengthening exercises are important as they can improve your flexibility and allow your muscles to provide better support and protection for your foot.
Here are a few examples !!!!
Toe curling is one of the most effective exercises to train your foot muscles. You can either stand on both legs, on just one leg, inching forward or sitting at your desk.
Heel lifting is a good exercise for strengthening the ankle joint. Lift your heels as high as you can and then slowly let them drop again. This exercise not only trains your ankle joint, but also your balance and coordination.
✅Big toe presses
Press your big toe onto the floor while extending your other four toes. Hold each press for 8 seconds and perform 12-15 reps per foot.
✅The short foot exercise
Stand with your feet facing forwards and shoulder width apart. Whilst keeping your toes relaxed, proceed to scrunch the under-surface of your foot. If performed correctly, you should be able to feel the strong contraction of the muscles underneath your foot.
Hold this for 5 seconds and repeat 20 times
You want to know what else you can do to keep your feet healthy?
Here are a few more tips from our SOLE THERAPY PODIATRISTS on how to treat your feet:
✅Choose a running shoe that is ideal for your foot type! Shoes should not be tight on your foot as it can lead to blue toenails and calluses. Running and active flats available at SOLE THERAPY in a big range of colours and sizes.
✅Treat your feet with a General Treatment. Short toenails with rounded edges minimize the risk of bruises on adjacent toes.
Do you have some tips to keep your running feet in tip-top shape? Share them with us in the comments below!
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GET YOUR KIDS TO WALK THE RAINBOW 🌈 THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. 🤩Feet are often forgotten as a wonderful tool for painting as well as exploring the sense of touch. 👣Simple feet paintings combine both health benefits and are sure to bring on lots of giggles these school holidays.
🧒WHAT YOU NEED TO DO PAINTING WITH FEET👧
👣long roll of butcher paper
& non-toxic paints (red, blue, yellow and white)
👣something to hold the paper down.
👣large bowl or hose for washing off paint
👣paper towels or rags for clean up
🤗AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED THROUGH PAINTING WITH FEET😀
👣gross motor development (specifically balance)
👣Left and Right feet acknowledgment 🤗SHARE THE WEALTH TO BETTER FOOT HEALTH🤗
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👉One of the most common conditions that we see here at SOLE THERAPY is HEEL PAIN. 😣
👉There are several factors which can cause you to experience heel pain 👣 at SOLE THERAPY our podiatrists can create a UNIQUE treatment program to suit individual needs.
👉You DON’T have to suffer from heel pain 😬 as our podiatrists here at SOLE THERAPY can fix this.
👉Plantar fasciitis 👣 is the most common cause of heel pain which can cause a lot of problems if left untreated.
👉Plantar fasciitis is a common foot disorder affecting the heel and underside of the foot. 🧐It’s function is to help the bones of your foot to absorb the stresses of standing, walking and running. .
👉Causes of plantar fasciitis:
* Being on your feet for several hours each day
* Wearing high-heeled shoes
* Wearing shoes with weak arch supports and thin soles
* Having flat feet or an unusually high arch foot type
* Having a leg length difference or an abnormal gait cycle or foot position
* Having calf muscle shortening/tightness
* Having weak foot muscles.
👉How can we help you here at SOLE THERAPY? 🙂
Provide you with a:
If you are unsure of what you are looking for and would like some professional advice on finding the right shoe for you our experienced STAFF can help you chose from our range of active flats and sports shoes to meet your individual needs. Shoes available at our clinic for purchase.
✅Stretching/Strengthening exercise program customised for your unique posture and body make-up. .
There are a range of taping techniques which can unload the stress through the plantar fascia.
SOLE THERAPY CUSTOMISED ORTHOTICS are used to treat plantar fasciitis as they can realign flat or high arched feet and decrease pain levels long term. They can be made to fit most shoes. .
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