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Articles by Kaitlin Harms

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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Lets Talk Bunions

What are Bunions?A common misconception most people have is that a ‘Bunion’ is a growth on the big toe, but in reality, a bunion is just one sign of a complex underlying structural deformity that can result in pain. Medically, bunions are known as ‘Hallux Abducto Valgus’, which simply means that the big toe (hallux) […]

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Severs Disease

Does your child complain of heel pain? Are they withdrawing from activity? Coming into the middle of the sporting season practitioners often see children presenting with “heel pain” and most of the time this heel pain is Sever’s Disease! What is Sever’s disease? Sever’s is a common painful inflammation of the growth plate which the […]

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