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Archive for March, 2019

  • Fungal infections of the toenails

    By Isela Lavadenz on 28th March 2019
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    Fungal infection of the toenails A common and cosmetically displeasing condition affecting the toenails. Also known as Dermatophytic Onychomycosis. The infecting organisms are usually from the family of dermatophytes but can also include yeasts and moulds. What are the signs and symptoms? Well, these are not always present in the early stages but may include…. Discolouration starting at the free […]
  • A common heel problem

    By Isela Lavadenz on 21st March 2019
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    Plantar fasciitis You may have heard of or experienced this debilitating heel condition. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the Plantar fascia and is the commonest cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band of tissue that supports many structures in the foot. Inflammation results from acute micro-tears commonly occurring at its point of origin on the […]
  • Morton’s Neuroma

    By Isela Lavadenz on 21st March 2019
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    Named after Dr. Thomas George Morton who described the condition in 1876. This is a  common cause of metatarsalgia, (pain in the ball of the foot!) A common presentation in the clinic with common symptoms such as: Mild to severe pain in the ball of the foot or on top sometimes radiating to toes Sharp, Shooting pain Bruise like pain […]
  • Leg length discrepancy and Orthotic treatment

    By Isela Lavadenz on 21st March 2019
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    Orthotics for leg length discrepancy   These smart in-shoe devices play an essential part in helping you get back on your feet and doing the activities you love. Orthotics are special insoles that aid and correct foot function. orthotics are especially useful to treat leg length discrepancy and any associated biomechanical problems.   We can help you by providing the […]
  • Leg length discrepancy

    By Isela Lavadenz on 21st March 2019
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    What is Leg length discrepancy? Having one leg shorter than the other you may be surprised to read, is quite a common feature in many of us!  However, it often goes completely unnoticed and doesn’t cause a problem unless the difference is quite significant usually more than 1 cm. Differences in length can be structural in origin, for example, your […]
  • Cracked Heels

    By Isela Lavadenz on 21st March 2019
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    The sun is out, you’ve bought your new summer sandals, but the skin on your heels looks dry, cracking and likely to be looking inflamed and feeling quite sore….. You possibly have cracked heels! – A common condition that usually occurs as a consequence of exposing the skin to the elements. Skin on the heels can easily get dehydrated when […]
  • Ingrown Toenails

    By Isela Lavadenz on 21st March 2019
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    Ingrown toenails This is when the toenail grows into the skin surrounding the nail.  It is a very common problem which can occur at any age but tends to occur more commonly in children and young adults… As if teenagers don’t have enough to deal with!!   The cause is very often due to poor nail cutting.  Cutting down the […]
  • Corns

    By Isela Lavadenz on 21st March 2019
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    What is a corn? This is a question Podiatrists are often asked. Does it have a root? Is it viral? Can it be contagious?…..The answer to all these common myths you’ll be pleased to know is NO! Corns are cone-shaped concentrated areas of hard skin which occur when putting too much pressure on a particular area of skin. Areas most […]