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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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Pain In The Arch Of My Foot

Arch pain is a very common thing here in the UK. It can spread out to other areas of your foot like the heel and the ball of your foot too so the condition that is causing you the pain in your foot might actually be in the arch, but you might not have any

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How Can Diabetes Affect My Feet?

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 plenty of ways that you can make sure that this doesn’t happen

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What Are The Causes Of Heel Pain?

Heel pain is a real problem in the UK with a huge amount of people suffering from it every year. We’re providing the information below to help you pinpoint a condition that you might have. It is crucial that you go to a podiatrist to get the condition checked, if you try to treat it

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What Are Metatarsal Pads?

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 in the UK. This irregular positioning can occur in any part of

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