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Common Questions About Plantar Fasciitis

Common Questions About Plantar Fasciitis What is the main cause of plantar fasciitis? It is generally classed as an overuse injury that gradually worsens. Something as […]

Verruca

Common Questions About Verruca

Common Question about Verrucae Do verruca go away on their own? They can go away on their own but there is no guarantee of how long […]

Surgery for Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown Toenail Surgery | All You Need to Know About it What is an ingrown toenail? An ingrown toenail is when part of the toenail has broken or pierced the surrounding skin. What causes an ingrown toenail? They are often caused by malcutting, leaving a shard down the side of...

Metatarsalgia – Pain in the ball of the foot when walking

What causes pain in the ball of the foot when walking? There are a number of possible causes for this. The ‘balls’ of the feet are technically, the metatarsophalangeal joints (MTP joints). Pain in this area can mean that one of these joints, or the structures or surrounding structures of...

What is a Foot Corn?

What is a Foot Corn? Appearance A corn is a bump of hard skin on the foot. They typically appear as a raised hard, yellowish patch of skin that is often tender to touch and painful when walking or wearing shoes. A corn is not normally a serious health condition....

What is the pain in the ball of my foot?

What is the pain in the ball of my foot? It is quite common to feel pain and inflammation around the balls of the feet. Podiatrists refer to these symptoms as Metatarsalgia, although this is not a condition in itself. The balls of the feet are the slightly padded areas...

The Best Verruca Treatments

The Best Verruca Treatments What is a Verruca? A Verruca is a small lump of hard skin, also known as a plantar wart, that grows on the sole of the foot. Verrucae typically appear as a small black dot beneath the surface of the skin with hard skin growing on...

Treating Ingrown Toenails

Treating Ingrown Toenails What is an ingrown toenail Ingrown toenails occur when the nail starts to pierce the skin and soft flesh surrounding it. This is quite common and typically affects the big toes. Often this condition is caused by: Wearing tight shoes that push the toes together Cutting your...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis The plantar fascia is a structure under the foot that connects the heel to the metatarsophalangeal joints (MTPJs) or commonly called the ‘balls of the feet’. Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the fascia that produces symptoms. The typical location of symptoms are where the fascia inserts into...

What Is a Morton’s Neuroma?

What Is a Morton’s Neuroma? A Morton’s Neuroma is a thickened, damaged or irritated nerve between your toes. This can cause pain, discomfort or restriction in footwear and may require specialist treatment. A Morton’s neuroma is found between the third and fourth webbing space of the foot but neuromas can...

Preventing Callus and Corn formation

Preventing Callus and Corn formation Callus and corns are extremely common on our feet. A thin layer of flexible callus is a healthy protective barrier of the skin. Corns however do not have any benefit and can be immensely painful. Here is information and advice on these two common complaints....

Verrucae

Verrucae are warts on the foot and are caused by a virus. When present under the foot they can be very painful to walk on, particularly if under high pressure areas. The virus itself does not cause pain, but the hard skin it develops does. Verrucae are contagious and spread...