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Lateral Ankle Sprains

  What is an ankle sprain? Have you ever “gone over” on your ankle? Suddenly slip and feel your ankle give way? Have you suffered from bruising or swelling around the outside of your ankle? Do you feel your ankle is weak or stiff at times? If so, you have probably suffered from an Ankle... Continue Reading →

Thick Toenails

What are Thickened Nails? Thickened nails are also known as Onychauxis nails. This is an abnormal thickening of the nail which is quite a common condition. The big toenail is the most commonly affected. Cutting the nail becomes very difficult and pressure from shoes can cause this condition to become painful. This condition can progress... Continue Reading →

Chilblains

What are Chilblains? Chilblains affect the toes but can also affect the fingers, ears and nose. They appear on the skin as small, itchy swellings which occur from exposure to cold temperatures and damp environments. The medical term for Chilblains is Pernio, which is an inflammatory skin disorder. They can be painful but rarely cause... Continue Reading →

Ingrowing Toenails

What is an Ingrown Toenail? An ingrown toenail affects the large toe in most cases but can also affect the other toes. An ingrown toenail occurs when a sliver of nail pierces the flesh at the side of the nail. The condition can be extremely painful and occasionally the toe can become infected. If an... Continue Reading →

Verruca

What is a Verruca? A Lesion on the foot, caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. How does a Podiatrist treat this?

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