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Nerve Pain In The Foot

Pain in the foot caused by nerve damage is more common than you may think. The pain may present as burning, tingling, weakness or numbness. Pain is created by irritation or damage to the nerves somewhere along the path from the spine cord down to the feet.  Medical conditions, injury or side effects of medication

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Corns On The Foot

What are corns? A corn is an area of hardened, thickend skin. They form because of a constant rubbing, pressure or friction of the skin. Corns typically develop on the top and sides of your feet. Hard corns are a little patch of hard, dead skin with a plug-like piece of skin in the middle

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Best Shoes for Walking

If you love walking or hiking but aren’t looking forward to putting on your hot and heavy hiking boots you may want try walking shoes. Walking shoes can offer the same durability, shock absorptions and breathability as hiking boots but tend to be lighter and generally more comfortable. Many walking shoes also offer the same

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Calluses On Feet

What is a callus? A callus is a hard area of skin that can be yellow in colour.  A callus is typically larger than a corn and doesn’t have a defined edge like a corn. Callused skin is thick and so it is far less sensitive to the touch than the surrounding skin. This thick

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Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? It is a common condition that affects the heel. The plantar fascia which is a web-like structure that connects your heel to your toes. This helps you walk by supporting the arch of your foot.   What are the causes? The plantar fascia receives a lot of wear through its life.

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Possible Causes Of A Sore Heel

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. Common causes of sore heels Achilles Tendonitis This is the most common cause of pain in the back of the heel. The Achilles tendon becomes inflamed and

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Gout In The Foot

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 natural by-product of some of the foods that we eat.   What are the symptoms? In the foot if you have an ‘attack’ of gout, this will typically affect the big

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What Is A Foot Doctor?

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 also help correct any deformities. Our aim is to keep people healthy,

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Plantar Fasciitis

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 sole of your foot called the plantar fascia. This thickening can be

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