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Posts tagged with ‘pain’

  • 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 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 […]