Foot Health

Foot Health

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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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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