Foot Care Advice

Monday, 25 September 2017  |  Admin
Responsibilities of a Podiatrist

Podiatrists treat a variety of foot and ankle ailments, including calluses, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, and arch problems. They also treat foot and leg problems associated with diabetes and other diseases. Some podiatrists spend most of their time performing advanced surgeries, such as foot and ankle reconstruction. There is no difference between a Podiatrist and Chiropodist, but Podiatrist is a more modern name. Within the UK, over the term Chiropodist and Chiropody, as a more accurate title for the role undertaken...

Thursday, 21 September 2017  |  Admin

Verrucae are a common complaint amongst children and adults. A verruca is a small skin lesion which is commonly found on the bottom surface of the foot. The lesion is usually approximately 1cm in diameter but can be larger. Sometimes a single wart may have many small satellite warts surrounding it, this is called a Mosaic Wart. They appearance is similar to corns but verrucaes are more superficial in depth. The surface of the verrucae is covered with black dots that are actually small blood vessels that feed the verrucae...

Thursday, 21 September 2017  |  Admin
Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for around four out of five cases. Plantar fasciitis is where the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone with the rest of the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes damaged and thickened.Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed)...

Thursday, 21 September 2017  |  Admin
Fungal Nail Infection

About 3 in 100 people in the UK will have a fungal nail infection at some stage. Toenails are more commonly affected than fingernails. It is more common in people over 55, and in younger people who share communal showers such as swimmers or athletes. In many cases there is no apparent reason. Fungus germs (fungi) are common and an infection can occur 'out of the blue'. Spread from a fungal skin infection. For example, athlete's foot is a fungal skin infection of the toes...

Thursday, 21 September 2017  |  Admin

Metatarsalgia is pain that is usually felt in the sole of the foot, it can be a recurring pain that can be either mild or severe in its intensity. You may experience a burning sensation and it can affect one or two toes or the whole of the foot. Older people are more susceptible to this complaint as the fat that pads the sole of the foot, thin with age. Putting stress on the front of the foot causes this condition. The most common factors are being overweight, wearing high heeled shoes, claw or hammer toes, a bunion or arthritis in the big toe...

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