How many single-leg heel raises can you do?

Single-leg heel raises is one of the most common exercises we prescribe as it helps to build up strength through the foot, ankle and calf. The table below shows the norms based on your age and gender: AGE MALE (reps) FEMALE (reps) 20-29 years 37 30 30-39 years 32 27 40-49 years 28 24 50-59 years 23 21 60-69 years … Read More

Pain in your ankle that isn’t going away? We may have the answer for you!

Getting a sharp pain in your ankle? Does your ankle click from time to time? This may be caused by an ankle impingement. Before you panic, we’ll provide you with some information about this condition and how we can help get you back to what you love doing pain-free! What is an ankle impingement? An ankle impingement develops when there … Read More

Pain on the outside of your foot? Read on to find out what it could be!

Ever heard of cuboid syndrome? *No*. We thought so… You’re probably thinking what a cuboid even is? Does cuboid syndrome hurt? Now, before you go and consult with Dr. Google, we’ll provide you with some information about this condition and how we can help get you back to what you love doing pain-free! What is cuboid syndrome? The cuboid is … Read More

Metatarsal Stress Fracture Frustration?

With the AFL season under way it brings back some memories of last years AFL Foot Injuries! Many of those were metatarsal stress fractures! What is that you ask, have a read of our informative blog below by Podiatrist Dion Vallianos to help answer some of the questions you may have regarding Metatarsal Stress Fractures and how your Podiatrist can … Read More

Podiatry Hospital Visits & Home Visits

Here at the Diamond Valley Foot and Ankle Clinic we are able to provide in home care. In home care can extend not only to a home but to any place of residence including nursing home facilities and hospitals. We are close to the Austin Hospital and are usually able to provide hospital podiatry visits within 48 hours of a request. … Read More

Supportive Slippers to keep your feet comfortable

Love wearing slippers at home but hate being told they’re not good for your feet? Not only that, they may also be a falls hazard for you as often they’re not supportive, worn out and/or ill-fitting. Archline slippers may be the perfect solution for you as they have many benefits for your feet. The reason why we recommend them is … Read More

There’s something on my foot………Callus or Corn?

There’s something on your foot but you’re not too sure what. It may be hard or might be causing pain. Everyone is telling you it’s something different and you’re unsure of what to do? Have no fear, your friendly podiatrist is here! These are questions asked to us on a daily basis, do I have callus or a corn on … Read More

Archies Thongs are here to save your feet this summer

We often get asked in the clinic, what are the best options to wear coming into Summer? We know that many don’t like the look of sandals and love wearing thongs. Thongs aren’t great for your feet and can be one of the reasons why your feet get sore but never fear we have a solution… Archies!   The reason … Read More

Realities of Stress Reactions – Podiatrist Greensborough

As many of you footy fans have heard in the news recently, in particular Melbourne Demons supporters, your co-captain Jack Viney is out of action again with another foot injury. This time around he has stress reaction in his big toe. You’re probably sitting there wondering what that even means and praying that he’s back in time for finals (that’s … Read More

Childrens’ sore toenails: How to fix sore toenails

Why are my kids’ nails sore? Keep hearing how sore your childrens toenails are? Tired of trying to self-treat them at home just for them to reoccur? We hear you! Kids nails are often sore due to poor cutting techniques, picking at their nails, inappropriate footwear, trauma and sometimes it is just our genetics. Regardless of the cause sore toe … Read More

Dancing Feet!

It’s show time! Dancing classes have started for most dance schools across Melbourne for 2018. Some schools may even have events or competitions nearing for the first term. That break over the summer months may have you or your child excited for the year ahead! However, with any sport there is always the potential for injuries to occur, and dancing … Read More

Lower Limb Cycling Pain

Cycling pain   Cycling is a great activity for all which is a lot easier on the body than many other sports. Often cycling will be used by many of us in the health field as a method of rehab , or as a way to keep active whilst minimally stressing the body.   However cycling can still cause pain. … Read More

Shockwave: A guide for patients

A Guide to shockwave for patients   What is shockwave ?   Extracorporeal shockwave therapy or shockwave for short is a new treatment option for patients suffering from a variety of musculoskeletal issues. The shockwaves are abrupt, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy, similar to sound waves produced by a specialized machine and delivered by a trained practitioner.   How … Read More

Osteoarthritis: What it is and how we can help

Pathophysiology Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterised by the breakdown of cartilage and underlying bone within the joint. Other structures also are affected by OA, with inflammation of the synovium and narrowing of the joint space commonly seen. The ligaments surrounding the joint may also be effected becoming thickened and fibrotic. Although there is not one distinct causal factor for OA it … Read More

Ski Boots – how to avoid issues with your boots this winter

It’s around that time of year when snow has been falling on the Australian alps and you may be thinking about dragging your ski boots from out the cupboard and heading up to the slopes for some well-earned leisure time. Unfortunately ski boots can be there own special torture devices. However there are some very simple steps you can follow … Read More

Tips on Why Corn Removal Should be Done by a Podiatrist

People usually take their feet for granted until they hurt. Corn removal could be a good way to reduce pain. It may also be an ingrown toenail due to clipping them the wrong way, or it could be a thick callus, dry heels that are cracking, or a corn has suddenly appeared out of nowhere. When a foot does decide … Read More

Stress Fracture Foot Treatment and Recovery Time

A stress fracture of the foot is an injury often seen in people who take part in high impact sports. A stress fracture is a hair line/very fine fracture, rather than a complete break. While it may only be small, it can be intensely painful. If a stress fracture in the foot is not treated, it may resolve on its … Read More