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June 5, 2017

Step Up Podiatry is working with Pukekohe Family Doctors to make room for the new accident and emergency that will be located on 149 Manukau Road, Pukekohe.

To accommodate these changes Step Up Podiatry has temporarily relocated to 63 Seddon Street (the building just ne...

March 6, 2017

If you are diabetic, even small foot wounds have the potential for becoming serious ulcers that can lead to amputation if not properly treated. In fact, the rate of amputation for people with diabetes is 10 percent higher than for people who do not have the disease. Fo...

February 9, 2017

Sun Block

Your feet are probably the last place you think to apply sunblock, but like any other area it is prone to sunburn. Remember to use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 on your feet, including the bottom of your feet and between the toes.

Sweaty Feet

With all this ho...

February 5, 2017

Often people ask what do podiatrists do? And often we are not the first practitioner people see when they have a sports injury. So here are a few handy tips to share with you what your podiatrist is able to do:

If you require imaging for an injury like an X-ray or Ultra...

January 29, 2017

 This past few months we have had a sudden increase in ankle sprains, so here is a great video on how to strap your ankle if you are prone to ankle sprains and are playing sport or need some extra support :)

January 17, 2017

The term "shin splints" refers to pain along the shin bone (also known as the tibia) — the large bone in the front of your lower leg. Shin splints are common in runners, dancers and military recruits. Medically known as medial tibial stress syndrome, shin splints often...

January 2, 2017

New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme provides 24 hour no fault personal injury insurance cover. Accident Compensation Corporation administers this scheme which provides personal injury cover for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to N.Z. I...

September 22, 2016

Lisfranc injuries are an uncommon occurrence accounting for only 1% of injuries in the foot. However in light of the patients with undiagnosed lisfranc injuries we felt the need to pop a little blog up about them.

Lisfranc injuries are very rare, and thus are often misd...

August 19, 2016

Cold weather can lead to a variety of foot-related complications. Don't let winter stop you in your tracks and follow the tips below:

Socks

Warm socks will provide you with an adequate layer of insulation from ground-chill. Natural Fiber socks are best; both wool or cott...

April 29, 2016

Taping for plantar fasciitis. Try this taping if you have arch or heel pain.

 

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