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Great Ideas for Foot and Lower Leg health

Life is full of opportunities that we want to grab with both hands. However a moments though on how best to protect and look after our feet and lower legs and could pay dividends in the future. Here are many great ideas that just may keep you on your feet .

Get your feet Summer ready: Eliminate those Dry and Cracked Heels 

Dry heelAre your heels summer ready? Summer is fast approaching, the time where the closed in shoes take a step back and the open shoes come out in force! But have you had a thought on how this change will affect the health of the skin on your feet?

The more exposed your feet are to the open air the quicker they will dry out. 
If you are already prone to hard skin or callus on your heels there is a higher risk that this callus will crack. Ouch! A simple and easy way to try and combat this is moisturising cream!

Deep Vein Thrombosis 

Over the last few months so many Melbournians have observed that the weather here in Victoria has been quite quite cold and unlike last year the winter weather has not skipped past.

The last few weeks have been incredibly cold and despite the few lovely sunny days we have had, the cold, windy and rainy days have been plentiful. So much so that many of our patients have now packed up and flown north for the winter, many choosing sunny Queensland while those lucky few have decided to make the journey to Europe. Read More...

Diabetes Week 

Diabetes blood sugar testingThis week is Diabetes awareness week. Diabetes is a chronic condition which is becoming more and more prevalent in society yet most people still know very little about this disease.

Did you know that people with Diabetes are more likely to be hospitalised due to foot problems than for any other reason? Diabetes is characterised by increased amounts of glucose (sugar) in the bloodstream. Blood sugar levels are controlled by insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas and Diabetes occurs when your body can't produce enough insulin or the body can't effectively use the insulin it produces or both. Read More...