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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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Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is the thickening and inflammation of the plantar fascia. This is the tissue that runs along the sole of your foot, it connects at the heel and the ball of the foot. There can be many contributing factors to developing plantar fasciitis. It can be very painful and can […]

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Osteoarthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the feet and ankle joints. This form of arthritis is where your cartilage on the joints is worn away over years of wear or tear. It is a continuous health problem that could cause bone spurs in future. Causes The most common causes […]

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Ingrown Toenails

What are Ingrown Toenails? Ingrown toenails are when the nail grows into the skin. They can cause swelling, redness and pain around the toenail. If left untreated, they can cause infection that can spread. The big toe is the most susceptible to ingrown toenails, but it can affect any of the toes. Causes The most […]

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Hammertoes

What are Hammertoes? Hammertoes are the unnatural curvature or bending of the toes. Hammertoes are usually defined by the ends of your toes pointing down and the first joint of the toe pointing upwards. When viewing a hammertoe from the side, it vaguely resembles the letter “V” upside down. Causes The most common causes of […]

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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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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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