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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Do I Need Orthotics?

Orthotics is a word that is often bandied about when talking about foot pain, but what exactly are they?  The simple definition is a device such as a splint, support or brace used to help correct or improve the function of movable parts of the body. Orthotics in podiatry are generally inserts that fit inside […]

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Getting Older? Look After Your Feet

Getting older has many compensations – retirement, time to do more of what you want to do are not least amongst those.  Unfortunately, we do tend to have a few more aches and pains as well, especially in our feet.  However a simple foot care routine can go a long way towards making sure that […]

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Chilblains

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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