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. They tend to form small […]
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 under the foot just further […]
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 top. They can be painful, […]
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 toenails too short or not […]
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 the heel bone, or just […]
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 develop in other webbing spaces. […]
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. Callus Callus is thickened, hard […]
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 to others via contaminated surfaces […]
Orthotics Orthotics are commonly known as insoles and are worn inside shoes. They ultimately change forces on your foot and can be used for a variety of reasons. Thin flat cushioned insoles available from a number of high street shops can improve general comfort. However, for people with foot complaints and pathologies, orthotics can be […]
National Bunion Day A bunion is a deformity of the foot involving the big toe joint. This is often painful and can cause a number of secondary problems. The medical term for bunion is ‘hallux valgus’, and it affects around 23% of adults – women more than men. The big toe progressively deviates towards the […]
Easter Walks After a period of cold and dark winter weather, the temperature is rising. Trees are sprouting fresh green leaves, and flowers begin to bloom and add colour to the landscape. This is a pleasant invitation to explore outside. You may be planning a city break away or trip to the countryside. Going for […]
Valentines Day and wearing heels As you may be planning to wear heels this Valentine’s Day, here is some advice to consider from a foot and ankle specialist. All feet and people are unique and will therefore be prone to different types of problems and symptoms. However, the main factors to consider when wearing heels […]
Preparing For The London Marathon Preparing for the London Marathon is different for each individual. For some, running the marathon will be the first time they run this distance. For others, it may be a frequent event alongside triathlons and ultramarathons. The closer you are to the later group, the more your body is accustomed […]
New Year’s Resolutions Most people make New Year’s resolutions, and the classic one is ‘to keep fit and get in shape’. Based on clinical experience, I see many patients in late January and February due injuries as a direct result of their resolutions. This is not a good start to the year, especially when you […]
Common Foot Issues & Foot Treatment Athlete’s Foot: Athlete’s foot is one of the most common foot related issues that people may suffer from. The foot treatment for this particular issue is rather simple. You just keep his feet dry and clean at all times, as well as use a separate towel to dry them. […]
Planters Foot: An Inflammation of A Ligament In Your Foot In medical terminology planters foot is known as plantar fasciitis. It is basically an inflammation of a ligament in your foot named the plantar fascia.
What You Need to Know About Foot Injuries Each foot in your body has 26 bones, 33 joints, and at least 100 tendons, ligaments, and muscles. This is the reason why foot injuries are so common.
Sore Feet: Pain & Discomfort in Your Feet The term sore feet means what it says – pain and discomfort in your feet. There are several symptoms of sore feet that may be mentioned as below: Hammer toe Discolored skin Bunions Corns Calluses Heel pain Arch pain If you have sore feet, it is very […]
How To Find The Right Foot Care Centre Though we generally associate foot pain or injuries with athletes, we should not fail to acknowledge the fact that they can be experienced by anyone. A well equipped foot care centre should ideally provide all the following treatment options: Bunion Treatment Heel Pain Treatment Morton’s Neuroma Treatment […]
How to Protect Your Ankle from Sports Related Injuries If you are into sports and fitness activities, then you will be well aware of the fact that ankle injuries are quite common and you may know how to avoid them.