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

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in your foot. Patients report a stabbing sensation... Continue Reading →

Achilles Tedinopathy 

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? You may have heard of different terms for Achilles Tendonitis. Achilles Tendonitis is Latin for ‘inflammation of the Achilles Tendon’. Tendinopathy refers to the disease of the tendon if the inflammation is not present.   Achilles Tendons are the longest tendons in the body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel... Continue Reading →

Top Tips for Runners

Top tips for healthy, happy running feet: Use a square knot for your laces – this prevents the lace coming undone and also keeps your shoe on correctly and avoids trips, falls and overuse injuries. Get a properly fitted running shoe - go to a reputable sports shop or a Podiatrist who stocks running shoes.... Continue Reading →

Growing Pains – Sever’s Disease

  What is Sever's Disease? Severs Disease is one of the main causes of heel pain in children – particularly in children who are active. The child usually experiences pain and tenderness at the back of the heel and this is made worse when the child  physically active. Severs Disease is also known as calcaneal... Continue Reading →

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