Embarrasing feet? “You won’t have seen feet as bad as mine!” This is a comment I often hear before patients take off their socks and shoes but the truth is, after 20 + years in clinical practice, I probably have and there is little that can shock me these days! People are often very self-conscious…

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  Athlete’s Foot has been with us as long as we have been wearing shoes. Once a rare condition, it increased in the 1900s due to increased participation in sport and travel, hence the name, Athletes Foot. What causes it? Athletes Foot is caused by tiny fungal spores which live on our skin all of…

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      Are your bunions bothering you? Bunions are an acquired deformity of the big toe joint which can be very painful in certain shoes and reduce your efficiency in running and walking. They are caused by a gradual drifting of the big toe towards the minor toes, causing an increased angle in the…

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An athlete with foot pain sitting on grass

Up to 80% of the population will suffer from foot and ankle pain at some point in their lives. Whether caused by a sporting injury, a painful corn or an ingrown toe nail, foot and ankle pain can stop us from doing the exercise activites we love, whether that is going for a run, a…

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What is Athlete’s Foot?   Athlete’s foot is caused by a micro-fungus which infects the skin. The skin can become itchy, red and sore or white soggy and cracked in between the toes. It can spread to the nails, causing a fungal nail infection which can be very hard to treat. I’m no athlete! How did…

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