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Athlete's Foot
Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is a common complaint causing itching and burning of the feet. It is caused by the ringworm fungus and will usually need treating with an anti-fungal…...
Blisters
Blisters
Blisters are fluid filled pouches that can occur due to friction burns, sunburn or chicken pox. They can be very painful and should not be popped if possible....
Bunions
Bunions
Bunions occur as a result of the big toe joint becoming displaced forcing the long bone in one direction, and the toe in the other, usually into the next toe....
Calluses
Calluses
Calluses form as areas of the skin become thick and harden due to pressure or friction to the area. They are often caused by poorly fitting footwear, or because of…...
Chilblains and Feet
Chilblains and Feet
Chilblains occur as a result of exposure to cold weather. They appear as itcht red lumps and can become sore and inflammed. They are easily prevented by wearing…...
Combating Sweaty Feet
Combating Sweaty Feet
Excessive sweating is not only uncomfortable but also embarrassing. Combating sweaty feet however, simply requires good hygiene practices and a change of socks and shoes....
Corns: the Causes and Treatments
Corns: the Causes and Treatments
Corns are areas of thickened skin occuring on the feet, usually on the top of the toes. They develop as the tissues experience friction and pressure, often from…...
Fractured Calcanium
Fractured Calcanium
The calcanium bone, also called the calcaneus is the large heel bone in the foot. It is susceptible to injury and is extremely painful when fractured....
How to Minimise the Risk of Blisters
How to Minimise the Risk of Blisters
Any change in physical activity can present a potential opportunity for painful blisters to surface. Paying attention to the way you treat your feet can increase the…...
Improving Heel Fissures
Improving Heel Fissures
Taking preventative measures to help reduce the changes of developing dry, cracked heel fissures is a simple process. Paying more attention to the way you look after…...
In-growing Toenails
In-growing Toenails
In-growing toemails can be very painful and can interfere with everyday life. They are easily preventable by ensuring adepquate foot hygiene and regualr nail care…...
Minimising Foot Swelling During Pregnancy
Minimising Foot Swelling During Pregnancy
Pregnancy puts a considerable amount of additional pressure on a woman's body. This weight increase means that blood circulation may be compromised and swelling may…...
Peripheral Edema: Swelling in the Feet and Legs
Peripheral Edema: Swelling in the Feet and Legs
Swelling in the legs, feet and ankles sometimes occurs after prolonged periods of standing, or whilst travelling on long journeys. Keeping a check on the swelling, and…...
Shin Splint Pain and Treatment
Shin Splint Pain and Treatment
If you feel acute pain and pressure in the lower leg, whilst training and exercising, you will be experiencing shin splints. You can however, reduce your risk of…...
Verrucas
Verrucas
When a wart develops on the sole of the foot, particularly the ball of the foot, it is known as a verruca which are very common in people of all ages and backgrounds.…...
Walking Aids: Braces & Splints
Walking Aids: Braces & Splints
Maintaining independence when walking and mobility are restricted - through injury, illness or ageing - does not have to be compromised. With the help of a walking aid…...
Webbed Toes and Treatment
Webbed Toes and Treatment
Syndactyly is the condition that occurs in early fetal development, which results in the webbing of fingers and toes. Whilst treatment is not mandatory, a simple…...
What Are Heel Spurs?
What Are Heel Spurs?
An anatomical change of the heel bone, which is usually caused by a painful foot problem, can cause the calcification of the heel's soft tissue attachments. This then…...
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