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Sesamoiditis

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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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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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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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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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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Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis in the feet, others include psoriatic arthritis and gout. It is a progressive disease that can cause severe pain, deformity and immobility if untreated. It is an auto-immune health issue, which means that is […]

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