I don’t like the look of my nails

I don’t like how my toenails look – what are my options? Brindabella Podiatry offers multiple solutions for improving the health and appearance of your toenails. I don’t like the colour and/or texture of my nail Nails can change colour and sometimes thicken if they are exposed to a fungal infection or trauma. KeryFlex is a service we provide where a sterile prosthetic nail is created to sit over the affected nail to create a realistic, aesthetically pleasing nail that can be painted. Click HERE for more information and to book a KeryFlex appointment. We also provide assessment of fungal nail infections. If your nail/s has an infection we provide

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Fungal Nail

My toenails are too hard to cut

Nails can become hard to manage on your own for a range of reasons. It is very common for nails to thicken over time. This is typically due to pressure against your shoes over a number of years. Nails can become very hard to manage, with regular nail clippers being too small to trim the nails. Reaching nails can also become more challenging over time. It is very common to find your nails much harder to manage than they used to be. One option for managing your nails is to see a podiatrist. Podiatrists have specialist tools for trimming and thinning thick nails. Seeing a podiatrist semi-regularly can keep your

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What to look for in a work shoe

Work shoes: Work shoes must be worn often for 40 hours or more a week, so they need to be comfortable. Often men’s work shoes have a narrow toe and limited fastening. Try to look for shoes that are wide at the toe and fasten with laces. Boots are also great as they give ankle support. This will give your feet better support and more space, giving more comfort for long days in your work shoes. Women’s work shoes can vary from heels to loafers to ballet flats. The best shoes are ones that fasten firmly to the foot – think straps or laces. If the shoe has a heel,

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What to look for in a HIGH HEEL?

Heels: We all know high heels are not great for your feet. They place excessive pressure through the ball of the foot, overwork your calf muscles and shorten your Achilles. But, if you must wear them you should look for: A strap around the heel that fastens you into the shoe. Your foot does not have to work as hard to hold you in the shoe if it is strapped in firmly. A shoe that is wide enough. Fitting your feet into narrow shoes is painful and often is the cause of bunions in later life as the bones shift to match the width. A wide high heel. Whilst stilettos

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What to look for in a runner

A fasting mechanism that holds your foot securely in the shoe. This could be lacing, lacing with a zip, elastic, or Velcro. Support for your midfoot. When you bend the shoe, you want the crease to be at the ball of the foot, not in the middle of the shoe. This means the shoe is giving you more support through your arch. A firm heel counter. When you press on the heel of the shoe, it should not collapse easily. A firm heel counter provides additional support for the rearfoot. Great brands for joggers and sneakers include Brooks, New Balance, Hoka, Asics, and Ascent. Some brands for women’s fashion joggers

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So what is Foot Mobilisation?

Foot mobilisation methods (FMT) are a type of manual treatment used to enhance foot and ankle function by focusing on stiff, misaligned, or malfunctioning joints. Precise mobilisation and manipulation movements are utilised to improve foot, ankle, and lower limb function. Joint mobilisation procedures aim to restore a normal range of motion while also lubricating joints. To attain the optimum outcomes, FMT procedures are used in conjunction with stretching and strengthening exercises. Connective tissues usually adapt to their smallest functional length physiologically. The goal of foot mobilisation is to loosen connective tissue constraints that impair appropriate joint function. In essence, it removes impediments to healing from the body. Mobilisation can be

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