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  • Summer Feet

    By Isela on April 11, 2019
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    With summer getting closer, we are enjoying those light evening walks, fun weekends outdoors and looking forward to our holidays. So it’s the perfect time to make sure your feet are summer ready! Leave the flip flops for the pool side, treat your feet to some comfort this summer. Vionic footwear is designed to incorporate a special technology in- shoe […]
  • Fungal infection of the nails

    By Isela on March 28, 2019
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    A common and cosmetically displeasing condition affecting the toenails. Also known as Dermatophytic Onychomycosis. The infecting organisms are usually from the family of dermatophytes but can also include yeasts and moulds. What are the signs and symptoms? These are not always present in the early stages but may include…. Discolouration starting at the free edge of the nail moving down […]
  • A common heel problem

    By Isela on March 21, 2019
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    Plantar fasciitis You may have heard of or experienced this debilitating heel condition. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the Plantar fascia and is the commonest cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band of tissue that supports many structures in the foot. Inflammation results from acute micro-tears commonly occurring at its point of origin on the […]
  • Morton’s Neuroma

    By Isela on March 21, 2019
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    Named after Dr. Thomas George Morton who described the condition in 1876. This is a  common cause of metatarsalgia, (pain in the ball of the foot!) a common presentation in the clinic with common symptoms such as: Mild to severe pain in the ball of the foot or on top sometimes radiating to toes Sharp, Shooting pain Bruise like pain […]
  • Leg Length and Orthotic treatment

    By Isela on March 7, 2019
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    Orthotics for leg length discrepancy are in-shoe devices that can play an essential part in helping you get back on your feet and doing the activities you love. Orthotics are special insoles that aid and correct foot function. orthotics are especially useful to treat leg length discrepancy and any associated biomechanical problems. We can help you by providing the correct […]
  • Leg length discrepancy

    By Isela on March 7, 2019
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    Having one leg shorter than the other you may be surprised to read, is quite a common feature in many of us!  However it often goes completely unnoticed and doesn’t cause a problem unless the difference is quite significant usually more than 1 cm. Differences in length can be structural in origin, for example your long leg bones may naturally […]
  • Cracked Heels

    By Isela on March 7, 2019
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    The sun is out, you’ve bought your new summer sandals, but the skin on your heels looks dry, cracking and likely to be looking inflamed and feeling quite sore….. You possibly have cracked heels! – A common condition that usually occurs as a consequence of exposing the skin to the elements. Skin on the heels can easily get dehydrated when […]
  • Ingrown Toenails

    By Isela on March 7, 2019
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    This is when the toenail grows into the skin surrounding the nail.  It is a very common problem which can occur at any age but tends to occur more commonly in children and young adults… As if teenagers don’t have enough to deal with!!   The cause is very often due to poor nail cutting.  Cutting down the sides, cutting them […]
  • Corns

    By Isela on March 7, 2019
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    What is a corn? This is a question Podiatrists are often asked. Does it have a root? Is it viral?  Can it be contagious? The answer to all these common myths you’ll be pleased to know is NO! Corns are cone-shaped concentrated areas of hard skin which occur when putting too much pressure on a particular area of skin. The […]
  • Charlie Young in Podiatry Media

    By admin on March 28, 2014
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    We are very pleased to say that Charlie Young has had an article published in Podiatry Now magazine, the monthly podiatry profession magazine of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. You can read more by downloading the PDF below…