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There’s a lot of causes of pain on the side of the foot; without finding the cause, it can be almost impossible to treat the pain. Finding the underlying cause of the pain must be the first step in your treatment, from there,...

Side Of The Foot Pain

What are corns? A corn is an area of hardened, thicken skin. They form because of a constant rubbing, pressure or friction of the skin. You may have noticed that corns and calluses are often spoken about together. Although they are similar, corn...

Corns On The Foot

Pain in the foot caused by nerve damage is a common problem. The pain may present itself as a burning, tingling, weakness or numbness and can also affect your legs. This pain is created by damage to the nerves somewhere along the path...

Nerve Pain In The Foot

If you love walking or hiking but aren’t looking forward to putting on your hot and heavy hiking boots this summer, then hopefully the list of walking shoes below can be helpful. Before we get to the list, we want to discuss why...

Best Shoes for Walking

Neuropathy can affect the hands, arms, feet and legs. It develops in the extremities when the nerves become damaged. The indications of the disease differ depending on which nerves are affected and so the ones mentioned here may not be accurate to your...

Neuropathy In The Feet

What is a callus? A callus is a hard area of skin that can be yellow in colour. They are typically found on the feet, the knuckles and palms of the hands. The difference between a callus and a corn is that a...

Calluses On Feet

Bunion surgery is an operation to realign the bone that has been affected by a bunion on your big toe. A bone with a bunion on it can cause your big toe to push towards your other toes meaning that the joint above...

Bunion Surgery And Recovery

Our last article was all about causes of sore heels; there were a lot of conditions mentioned in that article so you might find it useful if you have pain in your heel. However, there was one that we missed off the list,...

Plantar Fasciitis

Heel problems are common in the UK, the reason behind this is because the heel is used so much. The heel is used in walking, standing, running, jumping and basically every single activity involving your feet. It shouldn’t come as a shock then...

Possible Causes Of A Sore Heel

What is gout? Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build up of crystals of uric acid in joints. Uric acid is a product of purines which are found in many of the foods that we eat. An abnormality in the...

Gout In The Foot

A foot doctor is known as a podiatrist or a podiatric physician; we are doctors that specialise in treating and preventing foot and ankle disorders. We are health care professionals who know the feet and ankles better than anyone and so we can...

What Is A Foot Doctor?

What is plantar fasciitis? This foot condition is very common here in the UK. It affects more women than men and typically affects people of an older age. Plantar fasciitis is a thickening of a long band of tissue that runs underneath the...

Plantar Fasciitis

Introduction It’s quite normal for people with diabetes to suffer with foot problems. You may know someone that has diabetes and has lost a toe or foot due to complications. Thankfully, this is quite rare nowadays, but it can still happen. There are...

How Can Diabetes Affect My Feet?

These pads are designed to help stop the pain from a variety of foot conditions. They are scientifically designed to help return different areas of your feet to their normal position. Irregular foot positions are one of the highest causes of foot pain...

What Are Metatarsal Pads?

On Monday, we discussed the condition of plantar fasciitis, its causes and symptoms. If you haven’t already, please take a look at that article before reading this one as it gives an insight into how one might get the condition in the first...

Plantar Fasciitis Stretches

One possible cause of pain in the ball of your foot is metatarsalgia, which is what we would like to discuss today. There’s a lot of conditions that can affect the ball of your foot, but metatarsalgia is a very common one here...

I Have Pain In The Ball Of My Foot

Virtually everyone in the world will have a wart at some point in their life, that’s not to say that we will get them on our feet because you can get a wart just about anywhere. The warts that we are going to...

Do I Have Foot Warts?

Pain in the bottom of your foot can be a very debilitating thing; it can leave you feeling very low and unable to work or continue with daily activities and hobbies. There are many reasons that you might get pain in the bottom...

Bottom Of Foot Pain

The human foot is a complex mechanical structure designed for strength. It needs this strength to help us walk, run and jump all while being our very own shock absorber. The foot can withstand a tremendous amount of pressure (results suggest this pressure...

Parts Of The Foot

There are a lot of foot conditions that can be improved by wearing the right pair of shoes. And most foot conditions can be made a lot worse by wearing ill-fitting footwear. In fact, even if you have just got a brand new...

Best Shoes For Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? You probably never really thought about the band of tissue that runs under your foot connecting your toes to your heel, until the pain started. The plantar fascia is the name of this thin ligament and the most common...

Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

With 26 bones, 20 muscles and various tendons and ligaments, it’s fair to say that there is a lot of ways in which foot problems can develop. In fact, there are so many that it would be nearly impossible for us to fit...

Foot Diagram

Planters fasciitis is a common ailment here in the UK and today we are going to have a look at the condition. Firstly, we are going to find out what the condition actually is. From there, we are going to take a look...

What is Planters Fasciitis?

It is very common for people with diabetes to suffer from foot pain. You may know someone who has lost a foot, toe or even leg to diabetes and you may be worried that the same might happen to you. However, there are...

Diabetic Foot Pain

The big toe is a tough old brute and it needs to be. It needs to be because it is a workhorse, it is the part of our foot that leaves the ground last when we walk, run and jump. It has to...

Big Toe Pain

Cuboid syndrome is a fairly common cause of pain on the side of your foot, or lateral foot pain. The condition is fairly easy to treat. However, it can be misdiagnosed fairly easily as well and so the symptoms can last a long...

Cuboid Syndrome

All told, there are 30 bones in your foot. Each bone plays a part in allowing your foot to take your weight, keep you stable and still be flexible enough to provide the movement you need to walk, jump and run. With so...

Bones In The Foot

Bunions are a deformity made of bone. They affect the joint of the big toe and change its appearance. The main sign of a bunion is this change of appearance; your big toe is likely to point inwards, towards the other toes. This...

What Is A Bunion?

What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is a small but painful crack in a bone. They can occur in just about any bone in your body. However, a common place for them to rear their ugly head is in the feet....

Stress Fracture In The Foot

On Monday, we took a look at corns on the feet. We discussed what corns are, the causes of them and the symptoms you might expect from different types of corns. If you haven’t read that blog post yet, please do so before...

The Corn On My Foot

This week on our blog, we are focusing on corns on the feet. The reason for this is because we have a lot of patients coming to us with corns and we thought it was time to write a couple of detailed blog...

Corns On The Feet

On average, we stand about 5 hours a day on our feet and take about 10,000 steps a day. All this standing and walking puts a lot of stress on your feet. Your feet are a very complex design; they are built to...

Top Of Foot Pain

Today, we are going to be discussing corns on the foot. Corns are something that is likely to affect us all in our lifetimes at some point. Hopefully, this article on the subject of corns will help you if you ever have one....

Corn On Your Foot

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If you’re an avid visitor to our blog, then I am sure you already know about the rather large library we have on here related to common conditions that affect the feet. Foot problems are very common in the UK with most of...

Sharp Pain In Feet

Pain on top of your foot is a fairly common complaint here in the UK. This pain in your foot can be caused by a number of different conditions, as we are about to find out. The pain on top of your foot...

Pain On Top Of Foot

Pain in the toes is a very common condition here in the UK. This pain is typically felt in the big toe more than any of the other toes because 90% of our weight goes through our big toe. There are many conditions...

Pain In My Toes

There are some fairly common conditions and injuries that can result in pain being felt in the feet and the ankles, although it is more likely to feel pain in one of these areas rather than both. Below, we are going to have...

Pain In Feet And Ankles

Metatarsalgia, otherwise known as ball of foot pain, is a very painful condition which can lead to the inflammation of the ball of your foot. This is going to make it very painful to walk and so it’s important to find ways to...

Best Shoes For Metatarsalgia

If you’re reading this post, we are sure you are already aware that running a marathon isn’t a cake walk. There are walls to break through and a real risk of injury, however, after hours and hours of putting your best foot forward,...

Best Shoes For Marathon Running

Having a problem with your knees can mean that you are in pain for most of the day. This pain can become worse while you are walking or running and is almost always present when the weather is cold. Just trying to go...

Best Shoes for Bad Knees

There are many different causes of foot and ankle pain, so many in fact; it would be nearly impossible for us to go into all of them here. Instead, we are going to speak of the more common causes of ankle and foot...

Pain In Your Foot And Ankle

Pain in the heels of the feet is a common condition that affects many people in the UK. The pain can grow gradually over time and is often worse when you place any weight on the heel that is affected. In most cases...

Pain In The Heels Of The Feet

Pain in the feet can be related to a number of conditions; this is because the feet are a very complex structure made up of bone, soft tissue, ligaments and much more. The feet can also be affected by a number of conditions...

Pains In The Feet

There are a many number of reasons why you can experience pain in your toes while you are walking. Pain in your toes is a fairly common condition in the UK, and today, we are going to find out some of the causes...

Pain In Toes When Walking

Ball of the foot pain is a complex condition to talk about because it can affect many areas of your feet. It can spread quickly and easily; it can be present in one or both of your feet, and the pain can ease...

Pain In The Balls Of The Feet

If you have diabetes, then we are sure you are aware that it is important that you look after your feet.  It is important because diabetes can reduce the blood flow and blood supply to your feet and cause a number of conditions....

Diabetic foot problems

It is quite common for people with diabetes to suffer from pain in their feet. All told, four types of foot conditions can arise as a direct result of someone having diabetes and these are the conditions that we are going to discuss...

Diabetes and foot pain

Finding the right running shoes for you can mean a very lengthy search in the sporting shops. It is crucial that you do find the right shoes for you because, if you don’t, this can lead to injuries and accidents that will mean...

Best shoes for runners in 2016

Swollen feet are a problem that is very common, it something that is likely to affect all of us at some point in our lives. In most cases, swollen feet are not a sign of anything serious and they should go back to...

Swollen foot pain

On average, a person will stand for about 5 hours per day and take around 10,000 steps, that puts a lot of stress on your feet, as I am sure you can imagine. Although our feet are perfectly designed to hold our weight...

The top of my feet hurt

If you are a serious gym goer, it is very important to find the very best shoes for the workouts you are doing while you are at the gym. The reason for this is pretty simple, you are far less likely to get...

Best shoes for the gym

For many years, the term tennis shoe has been used to describe trainers, however, not all tennis shoes are created equal and in fact, some “tennis shoes” are not fit to play tennis in at all. As tennis increases in popularity year after...

Best shoes for tennis

If you are thinking about taking on Spartan Race then you need to prepare yourself, it is a gruelling and challenging race that puts anyone who enters it through their paces and makes them work harder than ever before. Training for Spartan Race...

Best shoes for Spartan Race

Knee injuries are a very common issue in this country and with the weather turning bad as we reach the autumn, we thought it would be a good idea to make a list of the best shoes for knee pain. If you have...

Best shoes for knee pain

Cross training has grown in popularity in the past few years, many people are finding it to be the best way to get a full body workout. The idea behind cross training is very simple, if you challenge your body in various ways,...

Best shoes for cross training

Before we tell you about a few of the best shoes for helping with pain from Achilles tendonitis, we thought that we would just give you a quick description of the condition itself because understanding the condition better will allow you to choose...

Best shoes for Achilles tendonitis

If you have a pain in your foot when you are walking then I am sure you already know that it can be caused by a lot of different things. It would be impossible for us to cover everything that could cause foot...

Pain in the foot when walking

Pain in the legs and the feet are very common reasons that people go and see their GP. The pain can range from a slight discomfort, pain when walking or running or a sharp pain that runs up your leg, for example. The...

Pain in the feet and legs

Dorsal foot pain, or top of the foot pain, can be caused by many different things. Being clear about the exact location and type of pain that you are feeling is crucial in helping a doctor diagnose the problem quickly and helps you...

Dorsal foot pain

If you have wide feet then I am sure you already know how we are going to start this article off, it is going to be with the same speech you get each time you go into a shoe shop, it isn’t easy...

Best shoes for wide feet

What shoes should I buy for my newly walking child? Any mums and dads out there know that the less you have to worry about, the better! You have to worry about so much when you are a parent and this increases, even...

Best shoes for new walkers

What are the best shoes for squats and other weight lifting exercises? Today, we are going to take a look at some of the things you need to look for when you are buying shoes for squats. Now, I think it is fair...

Best shoes for squats

What are heel spurs? If you have heel pain then we are sure you know that each step can have you in pain and once you take off your shoes at the end of the day, there are few other people in the...

Best shoes for heel spurs

What is trench foot? Immersion foot or trench foot is a medical condition that is caused by a long exposure of the feet to damp, cold and unsanitary conditions. It is called trench foot because it is very commonly associated with trench warfare,...

Trench foot treatment

Best shoes for working out With the rise of working out recently, it has come to our attention that not everyone who is working out nowadays knows the best shoes for working out. This is, of course, a big problem as not wearing...

Best shoes for working out

What is the pain in your foot? Pain in your foot can result from many different things but today we are going to concentrate on common causes and symptoms of pain in the ball of your foot. If you would like to learn...

Pain in the ball of the foot

To really understand an injury in your foot, you have to understand just how complex the foot is. The foot is a marvel of design that does far more than we give it credit for. It is able to take our whole weight...

Muscles in the foot

If you wake up with sore feet then you may begin to think that you are sleep walking many miles during the night. If you have sore feet in the evening there is a fairly obvious reason for it, typically spending all day...

Sore feet in the morning

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Keeping fit has never been more popular than it is right now, however, this surge in people going to the gym has meant that many of the people in the gym don’t really know the best practices to practise while there. So, we...

The best shoes for the gym

In this article, we are going to explore hypermobility. We have already written an article about joint hypermobility which explains the condition as a whole, but in this article, we are going to focus our attention on foot hypermobility. Foot hypermobility is very...

Foot hypermobility

Joint hypermobility is a condition that affects the joints. It basically means that someone with the condition has a larger range of movement in their joints. Joint hypermobility makes the joints supple and easier to move around than normal. Someone with the condition...

Joint hypermobility

Having pain on the side of your foot can be a right pain in the bum. The foot was expertly engineered by evolution to carry our entire weight and this makes it a complex thing to understand. This is why we always recommend...

Pain on the side of your foot

What is the ball of your foot? The ball of your foot is also known as the metatarsal, many of you may remember the famous football player who broke his a few years ago. The ball of the foot is basically just like...

Ball of foot pain

What are bone spurs? Bone spurs are a bony growth found on a normal bone. They can really form on any part of the skeleton but the most common places include; hips, knees, spine, hands, shoulders and feet. A lot of people think...

Bone spur in the foot

If you are experiencing pain in the top of your foot then you know just how much it can affect your daily life. From standing still to running, the pain you are feeling can really make it difficult to complete normal daily tasks....

Pain in the top of my foot

What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot is the name given to a rash that usually appears in between your toes. The rash is caused by a fungus and can cause you quite a lot of discomfort. Athlete’s foot affects the skin and makes...

Do I have athlete’s foot?

An ingrown toenail is a common condition in which the nail grows into the skin at the borders of the nail. It usually affects the big toe, but others may be affected as well. This is a painful condition that can lead to...

Ingrown Toenail

An ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injury.  Ligaments are the fibrous structures that hold the bones of the joints together. A sprain occurs when these ligaments are stretched beyond their limits and rupture completely or partially. Causes of ankle...

Ankle Sprain

Hallux rigidus or stiff big toe is the arthritis of the metatarsophalangeal joint of the big toe. It is usually associated with some case of trauma history in the patient however sometimes there is no such history of mechanical injury. It more commonly...

Stiff Big Toe – Hallux Rigidus

One of the most risky complications of diabetes comes in the form of diabetic foot problems. Diabetic foot problems stem from the fact that diabetes reduces the sensation of discomfort and pain in the foot, allowing previously innocuous foot problems to become very...

Diabetic Foot Problems

Arthritis itself means joint inflammation. When it hits the ankle joint, it makes it swell and causes pain and eventually results in loss of the joint function, deformity and discomfort in walking. The most common type of ankle arthritis is osteoarthritis. Common symptoms...

Symptoms and Treatment of Ankle Arthritis

Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fascia is a thin layer of subcutaneous tissue lying just beneath the skin of the sole of your foot. It supports the overall arch of your foot and provides the connection between heel bone and the foot....

Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

Morton’s Neuroma, also referred to as intermetatarsal neuroma is a painful condition which involves thickening of one of the nerves leading to your toes, most commonly the nerve between the third and fourth toe due to compression and irritation of the nerve. Symptoms...

Morton’s Neuroma

Ankle Instability- Its Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Ankle Instability is the condition which is characterized by a recurring giving way on the lateral side of your ankle. The person suffering from this problem goes through repeated ankle sprains. The giving way happens when...

Ankle Instability

A Heel Spur is an abnormal deposit of calcium in the bone of the heel leading to the formation of an abnormally protruding bone segment which may be as much as half an inch long. The bone enlargement is mostly painless but in...

Heel Spur

If you have flat feet, also known as pes planus, it means that the arch of your foot almost, or does, touch the floor. Generally, this is not a problem in most people. With the right support, your flat feet will not give...

Flat Foot : Pes Planus

Plantar fascia is a thin layer of subcutaneous tissue lying just beneath the skin of the sole of your foot. It supports the overall arch of your foot and provides the connection between heel bone and the foot. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of...

Heel Pain : Plantar Fasciitis

Hammer toe (or hammertoe) is a foot deformity that causes your toe to bend at its middle joint. It can affect any toe of your foot and occurs due to an imbalance between the muscles and ligaments that hold your toe in the...

Hammer Toe: Causes and Treatment

Our fееt аrе very complex structures: wеll built аnd strong enough tо саrrу our wеight аnd аbѕоrb the ѕhосk еxреriеnсеd with еасh of оur ѕtерѕ. Eасh foot is made оf 26 bones, 33 joints and аbоut mоrе than 100 muѕсlеѕ, ligаmеntѕ and nerves...

Pain on Top of Foot

Top of foot pain саn mаkе it diffiсult to walk, run, оr ѕtаnd. Tор-оf-fооt pain can bе mild оr severe, intermittent оr chronic. Did уоu knоw thе аvеrаgе реrѕоn ѕtаndѕ fоr fivе hours a day аnd takes uр to 10,000 ѕtерѕ? Thаt iѕ...

Top of Foot Pain

The fооt iѕ a соmрlеx ѕtruсturе, mаdе up оf 28 bоnеѕ, 30 jоintѕ аnd more thаn 100 muѕсlеѕ, tеndоnѕ аnd ligаmеntѕ, аll оf whiсh work together tо provide ѕuрроrt, bаlаnсе аnd mоbilitу. Hеrе’ѕ a look аt the main bones in the thе feet. Bones...

Bones in the foot

What is a bunion (Hаllux Abduсtо Valgus) and what can you do to treat bunions? Even thоugh bunions аrе a соmmоn fооt deformity, there аrе miѕсоnсерtiоnѕ аbоut thеm. Mаnу people mау unnесеѕѕаrilу ѕuffеr thе раin оf bunions for уеаrѕ before seeking trеаtmеnt. What Is...

What is a bunion?

Metatarsalgia, also knоwn аѕ ѕtоnе bruise, iѕ a type оf  inflаmmаtiоn that occurs in a раrt оf the fооt knоwn аѕ the mеtаtаrѕаl (ball оf foot). It often occurs in thе mеtаtаrѕаl hеаdѕ – whеrе thе thrее middle tоеѕ mееt thе bаll оf...

Pain in ball оf foot : Metatarsalgia

A stress frасturе iѕ a сrасk in a bone, аnd саn bе a соmmоn injury in high imрасt ѕроrtѕ ѕuсh аѕ distance running оr bаѕkеtbаll. Strеѕѕ frасturеѕ can bе quite painful, but usually heal thеmѕеlvеѕ if rеѕtеd fоr a fеw mоnthѕ. Mаnу different...

Stress Fractures in the Foot

Are you attending the 2016 London Marathon this year? Marveling at the runners, the other spectators, the sponsor’s clever advertisements, the expo, and all the rest should be your priority, top of foot pain should not! Attending such an event causes concern of...

Top of Foot Pain and the London Marathon