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Category Archives : Foot Care


Toenails that curve over and dig into the skin of your toe are called ingrown toenails. They can cause significant pain, but are generally not serious if taken care of. If you don’t take good care of your feet, an ingrown toenail can lead to a severe infection. An ingrown toenail occurs when the toenail […]

Bruised Toenails: A Common Nail Injury of Ballet Dancers

If you are a ballet dancer on pointe issues involving the toes are probably nothing new. Considering that your entire body weight is balanced on your toes while dancing, it’s no wonder that your feet and toes look like they’ve taken a beating. Dancing on your toes day after day puts tremendous stress on the […]

It’s a BOY!

We have a new Podiatrist named Luke Doyle! Luke is a graduate from Western Sydney University and holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Podiatric Medicine. After previously working in IT for the corporate world, a desire to help people improve their health, led him to podiatry. Luke was previously working in Ulladulla on […]

Salt for Ingrown Toenails?

Salt water soaks are a useful part of the management of ingrown toenails. They can be used as a stand-alone antiseptic treatment used in combination with antibiotics depending on the severity of the ingrown toenail condition. Used for: Anyone with an ingrown toenail that has redness and swelling associated with an infection.* Part of the […]

The Importance of Correctly Fitted School Shoes

When a child is born their foot is predominantly cartilaginous being very flexible and supple. This can predispose them to abnormal stress on bones and tissues that easily lead to deformity. If the child’s family has a history of foot issues or if the parent has any concerns it is important to have the child’s […]


Due to such high demand for ‘outside of work hours’ appointments, Lydia will be working from 8am until 12pm every alternate Saturday starting 29th April. The Saturday time slots will fill up quickly with children’s appointments and for those who are busy during the week. Thank you Lydia for being such a gem and making […]

Meet Tom!

Thomas McMahon As a new member of the Brindabella Podiatry team, I wanted to formally introduce myself to all of our clients. My name is Thomas McMahon, although more than happy to respond to Tom. I have a Bachelor of Podiatry at the University of South Australia and I am a developing my experience as […]

Pregnancy & Foot Pain

Pregnancy triggers many different changes in a woman’s body, pregnancy can lead to problems that affect your feet and legs. Foot pain is one of these complaints that can often be overlooked. Due to the natural weight gain during pregnancy, a woman’s centre of gravity is completely altered. This causes a new weight-bearing stance and […]

Gout and Your Feet

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid. This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines that are found naturally in our diets. The actual build-up of uric acid […]

Do your Child’s Feet Hurt?

Recent research has revealed that certain foot types (flat feet or high arched feet) can predispose children to certain sports injuries and problems in later life. If you are concerned In essence: that your child’s feet does not look or function ‘normally’, then having an accredited Podiatrist assess your child’s feet may prevent problems in the […]