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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 .

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...

Fungal nails or Toe Nail Fungus 

Fungal Nails or Toe Nail FungusFungal nail infections are the most common disease that effect toenails and is the main cause of about half of all nail abnormalities. Onychomycosis is the medical term used to describe this nail appearance. 

A fungal nail infection can effect either toe nails or finger nails, but is most common in toe nails and is prevalent in approximately 6-8% of adults. The appearance of this infection differs depending on the type of fungal nail infection present. Read More...

Make a pointe of having your future ballet star's feet checked! 

Pre-Pointe Ballet AssessmentBallet has been a popular and very common pastime for generations of graceful pre-teen girls. It is so easy to get swept up in beauty, elegance and poise that is ballet; for me this passion started when I was seven years old.  

Every young ballerina dreams of the day when she can strap on her first pair of pointe shoes and dance across the room. For some this dream can take longer than others and pointe is unfortunately not something that all can do or will be good at.  Read More...