Damian Gough – Umina Podiatry

Shockwave Therapy for Foot and Leg Pain

Shockwave Therapy Shockwave Therapy has its origins in surgical use for the removal of kidney stones. The sound waves  “dissolve” the stones causing them to crumble so that they can be easily removed. Radial Shockwave Therapy uses similar technology, however the waves diffuse through the affected tissues more widely, and are created to stimulate tissues, […]

Why heel pain is like a cough.

We have all had a cough at some time. It’s annoying, uncomfortable, and can stop you from doing things you love. A cough can sap your energy, and lay you low for weeks. coughs are annoying Eventually when things are not improving you decide to get some help for your cough. Your local pharmacy will […]

Top 6 winter foot problems

Ingrowing toenails Closed in footwear and thick socks can mean much less room for your toes. This extra pressure sometimes means that your toenails dig in to the skin and become painful or even worse. Infected and bleeding toenails require careful treatment to remove the offending piece of nail and allow the skin to heal. […]

School Shoes Causing Blisters?

It’s the first week back at school, and after a summer of running around on holidays, your children’s feet are back into shoes all day. You might have gone to the best shoe shop and had the shoes fitted properly, but they still can have some hotspots and blisters whilst the feet toughen up. Blister […]

Invictus Games

Last year I was involved as a volunteer at the Invictus Games in Sydney. For those that don’t know, the Games are an international sporting event for people who became injured or sick whilst serving in the Defence Forces. There were about 500 competitors from 18 different countries. The events are categorised as Adaptive Sports, […]