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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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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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Bunions

What are Bunions? Bunions are a deformity of the bones in your big toe. The big toe points in the direction of the other toes on the same foot, this may cause the bone (the first metatarsal) to stick outwards causing a bump which can become sore. Causes The most common causes of a bunion […]

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Arthritis

What is Arthritis? Arthritis literally means joint pain. Arthritis can materialise at any age, although certain types are more common in older or younger people. There is no cure for arthritis but there are many treatments at your disposal. The two main types of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Causes The most common causes of arthritis […]

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