Heel pain
Heel Pain

The heel is a highly specialised part of the body designed to absorb the shock of walking and running. When walking the stresses placed on your feet can be 11/4 times your body weight and, during your lifetime, you could walk the equivalent of four times around the world. These stresses can… [Read More]

Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown Toenail

An ingrowing toenail is one that pierces the flesh of the toe. It can often be a splinter of nail digging into the flesh, and can be extremely painful. In more severe cases, it can become infected, producing pus and bleeding. Ingrowing toenails most commonly affect the large toenail, but can… [Read More]

Verruca on the Feet

Verrucae are warts that can be found anywhere on the foot but commonly occur on the soles of the feet. They can even be found around the edges of nails. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and are passed from person to person by direct contact. The virus is… [Read More]

Bunions / Toe Deformities

The foot is roughly divided into three sections: the hindfoot or heel, the midfoot and the forefoot & toes. The function of the toes, especially the big toe, is to help us balance, and to propel us forward during walking or running. The 14 bones of the toes are… [Read More]

Arthritic Feet

Arthritis is a general term for inflammation in a joint. Many people with arthritis experience pain and difficulty moving around. There are more than 200 different types of arthritis. Arthritis can affect people at any age, not just older people. However, you are more likely to… [Read More]

Callus on foot
Callus on the Feet

When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker, to withstand the pressure. When this pressure becomes excessive, some areas of the skin thicken, in the form of corns and callus, as a… [Read More]

Blistered Foot
Blisters at the Feet

Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions, often caused by friction and pressure. The most common cause is repeated rubbing from Ill-fitting footwear and socks, and excessive moisture between the foot and the sock. Blisters can also be caused by Foot deformities, and be of concern to… [Read More]

Diabetic Foot
Diabetic Feet

Diabetes may affect your feet in a number of ways. One of the early changes can be loss of sensation in your feet, often starting at the toes. This is known as peripheral neuropathy. Professional advice is to always wear shoes that fit properly. When buying new shoes, get your feet… [Read More]