The Importance Of Well Fitting Footwear

Well fitting footwear  fulfils three main functions, it protects our feet, it makes it possible for us to walk wherever we want regardless of the terrain and it makes it comfortable for us to stand or be active on our feet for longer periods of time.  Well fitting shoes should make you make you feel […]

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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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Caring For Your Toenails

Caring for your toenails is just as important as caring for your fingernails.  Whilst they might not be as immediately visible well cared for toenails make your feet more comfortable and prevent problems such as fungal nail infections. Caring For Your Cuticles Some aspects of caring for your toenails are very obvious, such as cutting […]

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A Verruca That Won’t Go Away? It Might Be A Corn

One of the most common problems we see is ‘a Verruca that won’t go away’.  It can be very difficult to tell the difference between a Corn and a Verruca for someone who doesn’t have specialist knowledge – and it’s quite difficult to look at the soles of your feet to see it properly. A […]

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Winter Foot Care

Although our feet may be well wrapped up, winter foot care is just as important as it is in summer.  When feet are hidden away inside shoes and socks problems can develop unseen if you don’t have a good foot care regime in place.  A few sensible precautions and a little time spent on your […]

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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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Summer Foot Care

Caring for your feet is always is important but Summer foot care is doubly so as our feet are a lot more exposed when the weather is warm.  There are a few simple rules that will keep your feet looking, and more importantly, feeling good throughout the summer and prevent possible issues in the Winter. […]

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