Winter and Chilblains

With winter well and truly upon us, we need to keep an eye out on our feet. Gone are the days of hot weather and cracked heels, but we are starting to see an increase in a lesser-known issue called chilblains.Chilblains (or pernio) are patches of red, swollen and itchy skin. They occur as an […]

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Fungal Infections

As a Podiatrist, our jobs can tend to be very seasonal in terms of what comes through the clinic. In winter we see a lot of ingrown toenails and corns, and through summer we see a lot of cracked heels and fungal infections.Over the next few months as the weather starts to warm up again […]

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Falls Prevention

It is estimated that one-third of people aged 65 and over fall one or more times per year. This often leads to fractures, commonly at the hip or wrist, joint dislocations, head injuries and abrasions. Women are more likely to have a fall compared to men, and are also more likely to be admitted to […]

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Who do I see for my problem?

Healthcare is an extremely broad field with countless aspects to it. Healthcare include physical illness, mental health and injuries to joints muscles and bones. With so many facets to health, choosing the correct healthcare/ medical practitioner can be confusing. Typically, most people start with their Family Doctor.Typically, this is a good start, a general practitioner […]

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How to exercise for optimal health

The hardest thing currently is the overabundance of misinformation that exists. This is particularly true when it comes to exercise. Every week there is a new fad for the health and fitness industry, and it can be hard to determine what is required to keep fit and healthy. This article will clarify everything.The American College […]

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Pain in the ball of your foot?

Quite often, our podiatry team see people walk through our doors complaining of pain in the ball of their foot. There are many different diagnoses regarding this kind of pain, however, it is common a plantar plate injury has occurred. The plantar plate is a thick fibrocartilaginous ligament that spans across the bottom of the […]

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Summer Foot Care

This Summer season has been one of our driest periods and it has influenced a lot of events around us, our feet included. Not only do the summer thongs and open shoes cause a loss of skin moisture, recent weather of low humidity exacerbates dryness. Caring for our feet is important as any foot related […]

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New Year Footwear Resolutions

When we think of the beginning of a new year, we often think about New Year’s Resolutions and the changes that we wish to make for the year ahead. One of the most common resolutions made is to live an active lifestyle and engage in physical activity. With that in mind, it is important that […]

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