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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Diabetes – Basic Foot Care

Basic foot care is important for anyone suffering from Diabetes, it has many debilitating side effects such as blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and amputations if it is not controlled. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of amputations and death today. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is foot ulcers. People who […]

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What Your Feet can Tell You

Foot Conditions can often be an early warning of more serious health problems and should never be neglected. Many foot conditions are not that serious but things such as discoloured toenails, sore or painful areas, swelling or persistent cracking could be signs of something more serious. Cold Feet We often joke about about cold feet, […]

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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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