Category Archives for "Foot Care"

Friction Blisters

What are Friction Blisters? Friction blisters are something that the majority of people will encounter throughout their life. They are caused by the repeated rubbing of clothing or shoes on your feet. The blisters occur when the outer and inner layers of skin separate, the space with in the layers is filled with lymph fluid. […]

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Corns And Calluses

What are Corns and Calluses? Corns usually form on toes and the sole of the feet. They are small, thick conical shaped circles of dead skin with a central point which build on areas of high pressure and friction. A soft corn occurs between the toes and is whitish and rubbery. They are commonly caused […]

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What are Bunions? Bunions are a deformity of the bones in your big toe. The big toe points in the direction of the other toes on the same foot, this may cause the bone (the first metatarsal) to stick outwards causing a bump which can become sore. Causes The most common causes of a bunion […]

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Athlete’s Foot

What is Athlete’s Foot? Athlete’s Foot, or Tinea Pedisis, is a fungal infection. It tends to develop on the bottom of the feet and in between the toes. It is a very common problem that can last for either short or long periods of time. There are many treatments yet it can still be difficult […]

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What is Arthritis? Arthritis literally means joint pain. Arthritis can materialise at any age, although certain types are more common in older or younger people. There is no cure for arthritis but there are many treatments at your disposal. The two main types of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Causes The most common causes of arthritis […]

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Achilles Tendonopathy

What is Achilles Tendonitis? A condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the Achilles tendon which joins your heel bone to your calf muscles. It caused by repeated tiny injuries causing microscopic tears to the Achilles tendon. Achilles Tendinopathy is the swelling and pain of your Achilles tendon.   Causes The most common […]

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