Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)?Shin splints is a term used to describe pain in the front of the lower legs, which often occurs at the beginning of the exercise or just after exercise. The term ‘shin splints’ is a general description of the area where the pain is located, but is not […]

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Integrated Patient Care

Healthcare is an extremely broad field with countless aspects to it. With so many facets to health, choosing the correct healthcare/ medical practitioner can be confusing. Typically, most people start with their Family Doctor.

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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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The importance of an annual diabetes assessment

We assess your neurovascular status as part of determining your overall diabetic foot risk status. This, in turn, helps us to guide regular treatment intervals if required or to provide advice if it is deemed safe for you to continue to manage your own feet at home.In order to assess someone’s neurovascular status, we look […]

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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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Our Favourite Summer Shoe – are they really that bad?

Thongs, Jandals, Flip-Flops, Pluggers; whatever you call them, there is a good chance you have worn a pair this summer. They are our favourite go-to shoe during the warmer months for their ability to be easily put on and off and their knack for airflow and ventilation. We are able to disperse body heat from […]

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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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When a Freckle is Not a Freckle

During summer we expose our feet to a range of different conditions. Typically, due to the heat, we tend to find ourselves wearing thongs or semi opened shoes for ventilation. Consequently, we then expose our feet to the sun and its damaging rays. It is quite common for a freckle to appear on the foot, […]

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Putting your best foot forward

When we stop to take into consideration just how much they do for us, whether it is running around after kids, walking with our four legged furry friends or kicking goals in sports or the workplace, our feet are the foundations to keeping us moving. Here are some simple ways to help make your feet feel their very best.

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Sesamoiditis – Pain Under My Big Toe

Sesamoiditis is pain that occurs underneath your big toe joint. The term is a general description for any irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are tiny bones within the tendons that run to the big toe. Every time you push off against the toe the sesamoids are involved. If you’re doing activities that involve high […]

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Footcare Tips to Keep Your Feet Looking Great!

Taking care of one’s feet is essential during the peak months of summer. Warm weather is directly responsible for making your feet rough and dry. There are a number of ways you can maintain the look of your feet and keep them looking fresh. By following simple sets of do’s and don’ts, it is possible […]

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Why My Feet Hurt in Thongs

It’s getting warmer, your feet are getting hot. And those rubber thongs are looking really good right about now. But you’ve been told by your podiatrist that they’re not good for your feet. I’d like to explain to you how thongs compare to other footwear and why they shouldn’t be your first choice this season. […]

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Why do my feet & ankles swell when it’s hot?

It is a common question we get asked during Spring and Summer, and something that affects the general population. Why do my feet and ankles swell during the warmer weather? Swelling of the feet and ankles – or Heat Oedema, is swelling which is related to high temperatures. Although it happens in different areas of […]

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When is the Right Time to Get New Footwear?

Often Podiatrists will see patients coming through with the idea that they are sporting the best available footwear on the market, and often they are not far off the mark. A lot of these so called “good” footwear options may be 2 to 3 years old, worn out and to be honest may be causing […]

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Chilblains

Chilblains are damage to the skin caused by changes in temperatures typically affecting the hands and feet. The small blood vessels that supply the skin dilate and contract in response to changing temperature, fast changes can cause the leaking of fluid and chemicals under the skin causing swelling and injury to the skin. Chilblains are […]

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Clicking and Crepitus

One of the most frequently asked questions I get in the clinic from patients is the concerning sounds like clicking, popping, snapping produced my movement. These noises can be concerning to the patient, therefore, leading to think that movement is aggravating and damaging the affected area. As we age, these types of sensations become more […]

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