Category Archives for "Common Foot Conditions"

There are many common foot conditions that can cause problems – finding out about them and possible treatments that your podiatrist enables you to make decisions regarding good foot health

Foot Problems – An Early Warning System

Foot problems can often be an early warning of other health problems, not necessarily related to your feet. Often symptoms of other conditions show up in your feet before you are aware of them, sometimes even indicating conditions that you would not become aware of until they are much further advanced and more difficult to […]

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What Is Seisamoiditis? Sesamoiditis, simply described,  is an inflammation of the Sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot. The Sesamoid bones are unusual in that they are not connected to other bones, but to tendons.  They are subject to the same stresses and movement types as tendons as well as bones, particularly in the […]

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Flat Feet

Some people are born with flat feet, but it can also develop in later life due to injury or an illness. However, either way, the condition is not something to be worried about too much. It may cause pain and discomfort when you walk, but there are many ways to treat it. What Are Flat […]

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What Is a Stone Bruise?

A Stone Bruise is the common name for any foot pain that feels as if there is a stone in your shoe, or as if you have trodden on a small sharp stone which has bruised the sole of your foot.  It is often referred to a being like toothache in your foot and there […]

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How Gout Affects Your Feet

Whilst Gout is not specifically a condition of the feet, it often affects toes and can cause associated foot problems which need additional treatment from a Podiatrist.  Simply put, Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the bloodstream.  This doesn’t always lead to an attack, but if uric […]

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Heel Spurs

What is a Heel Spur A heel spur is a calcium deposit that causes  a bony protrusion on the underside of your heel bone. It is difficult to be sure you have a heel spur without an x-ray, until such diagnosis it is often referred to as a ‘heel spur syndrome’. Heel Spurs can be […]

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What Is a Biomechanics Assessment?

If you are suffering from lower back, leg or foot pain you may be referred for a Biomechanics Assessment to try and identify the reason for the pain. What is Biomechanics? In Podiatry Biomechanics refers to the way the bones, muscles and joints of your feet and lower limbs interact and move. They will look […]

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Chilblains are incredibly painful for something so small – they mostly occur on your toes but they can also affect other parts of your feet as well as fingers and hands. What Causes Chilblains? Generally red and blotchy, chilblains are itchy and painful areas, they may be swollen and in severe cases cracks develop in […]

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Heel Fissures

What are heel fissures? Heel fissures, commonly referred to as cracked heels, are a simple problem that could lead to severe medical issues in future if left untreated. The fissures occur when the skin around the heel develops to become hard, dry and cannot stretch so therefore cracks instead. In some cases, the cracks are […]

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Veruca Pedis

What is Verruca Pedis? Verrucas are caused by a viral infection called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Verrucas can be caught by close skin to skin contact or indirect transmittal from contaminated surfaces, most commonly at a swimming pool. They can develop as a single verruca or as a cluster. It is recommended to see a […]

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