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Podiatry for Kids

Podiatry for Kids

Children’s bodies grow and change so much in the first years of life that it can be hard to know what is normal, and what is not – which is why we get many parents calling or asking about podiatry for kids. Continue reading
How Often Should a Diabetic See a Podiatrist?

How Often Should a Diabetic See a Podiatrist?

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, suddenly your calendar will fill with appointments for a whole team of health professionals such as a dietitian, optometrist, endocrinologist, and podiatrist, as well as your GP. Some will help you to manage your condition, while others aim to prevent complications. Continue reading
Sports Podiatry

Sports Podiatry

Sports podiatry focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of injuries to the feet and lower limbs, sustained during sports and other physical activities. When you consider that a quarter of the bones in our entire body are located in our feet you can easily understand why they might be more susceptible to injury. Continue reading
My Sprained Ankle Still Hurts After 3 Months!

My Sprained Ankle Still Hurts After 3 Months!

I often encounter clients that say things along the line of: “My sprained ankle still hurts after 3 months!” or; “Ever since I had that sprained ankle, my foot has never been quite the same”. Usually, they are having difficulties with things like wearing high heels or climbing stairs, or perhaps while exercising. Continue reading
Foot Pain Caused by Back Problems

Foot Pain Caused by Back Problems

It may seem strange to think of somebody going to a podiatry clinic, when they actually have a problem with their back. After all, podiatry is the branch of medicine which diagnoses and treats issues related to the lower limbs – heels, toes, feet, ankles and knees. Continue reading
Foot Fractures

Foot Fractures

Participating in sports such as football or basketball, or activities such as gymnastics or dancing, are the main culprits when it comes to foot fractures. That’s why there’s a whole branch of our profession, dedicated to sports podiatry! Continue reading
What is a Partial Nail Avulsion?

What is a Partial Nail Avulsion?

In our last blog post, we discussed the painful condition known as onychocryptosis – or ingrown toenail. If recurring ingrown toenail is a problem for you, your podiatrist may recommend a procedure called a partial nail avulsion or PNA. Continue reading
Symptoms of Limb Length Discrepancy

Symptoms of Limb Length Discrepancy

How can you tell if your legs are different lengths? And why does it matter? Although most of the population naturally have a difference in the length of their limbs (1), it is usually slight, and not likely to require any treatment. It is only if you notice symptoms such as a head tilt, shoulder dip, limping, or a variation in shoe sizes, these may be worth investigating with your local podiatrist. Continue reading
3 Surprising Reasons to See a Podiatrist

3 Surprising Reasons to See a Podiatrist

A podiatrist is a health professional concerned with treating ailments of the feet and lower limbs (although some still refer to them by the outdated term, chiropodist – which is still in common use in the UK). Both “podiatrist” and “chiropodist” come from the Greek word “pod” – meaning “foot” – which forms the basis of our English words tripod, podium and antipodes, etc. Continue reading