Foot Health Week

Podiatrists and ageing feet

Foot Health Week 2018

15 – 21 October

Pods get you… moving, pain free, and living a fuller life! Given that your feet house a quarter of all the bones in your body, a podiatrist is best placed to get you moving, active or pain-free.

Foot Health Week is promoted by the Australian Podiatry Association, of which our Leap Health Podiatrists are members.

Podiatrists help to look after ageing feet. As we age, feet become vulnerable to bone deformities such as bunions or arthritis. Basic foot care can become difficult, leading to foot health issues. Nails become more brittle, thicker and harder, making them difficult to trim and prone to ingrown toenails, fungal breakouts and other infections.

Most foot problems can be addressed with regular professional care, keeping weight down, using cushioned insoles and shoe modification. Taking good care of your feet as you age helps you to stay active and mobile. It also reduces the risk of falling and serious consequences that accompany falls.

A Podiatrist, in conjunction with your GP, can help pinpoint the cause of:

  • dry skin
  • brittle nails
  • burning and tingling sensations
  • feelings of cold, numbness and discolouration


Regular check-ups are important for those who cannot look after their own feet and have no one to help you. This is especially important for diabetics – as infection can lead to more serious illness and amputation.

Do you need to see a podiatrist?

Here is a handy checklist. Do you…

  • Have painful feet?
  • Experience leg pain?
  • Have painful knees?
  • Experience sore hips?
  • Find walking or standing uncomfortable?
  • Experience leg or foot pain during sport?
  • Need advice on correct footwear?


Podiatrists can assess, diagnose and treat foot, ankle, knee, leg or hip pain. They are experts in foot health and the structure and movement of your feet and lower limbs.

For more information or to book an appointment today, contact us at any of our 5 practice locations.

To learn more about our Leap Health Podiatrists, click on their names!



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