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Tingling, burning and numbness in your feet? It could be a Morton’s neuroma!

Do you have a burning, tingling or numb sensation in the balls of your feet/toes? Does this happen whenever you are on your feet e.g. standing/walking/running? Is the sensation often worst when wearing heels or stood on your tiptoes?  You could have a neuroma! ‘Treatment for neuromas is very important, over 80% of individuals with a neuroma will respond to conservative treatment.’ The nerves which run between the long bones in the foot, supplying the surrounding forefeet and toes, can develop a swelling. This is usually due to compression of the nerve in some way – this can be due […]

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The top treatment to tackle troublesome heel pain – shockwave therapy

Are you suffering from chronic heel pain? Have you been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis? You NEED to know about shockwave therapy and its PROVEN successful results!   ‘Radial shockwave therapy is a proven effective alternative to traditional treatment methods for heel pain. The treatment is especially effective if the condition has been ongoing for longer than 6 months’   Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis (sometimes more appropriately called tendinopathy) are the two most common causes of heel pain. Common symptoms of these conditions are: Tenderness under the heel/to the back of the heel More pain first thing […]

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The 3 biggest mistakes you can make treating your plantar fasciitis at home!

Have you been recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis? Or perhaps you’ve self-diagnosed plantar fasciitis with your heel pain? This important article sheds light on the DON’TS of caring for this painful condition! Would you rather spend your time and money on ‘miracle treatments’ which by definition cannot be proven by science… OR invest your well-earned, valuable resources on evidence-based treatments that REALLY work. ‘Around 50% of people who have had plantar fasciitis will either still have it or have recurrent symptoms after 5 years’ The longer you have plantar fasciitis (PF) and it remains untreated, the more painful and longer […]

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Plantar fasciitis? It might not be!

  Plantar fasciitis? It might not be! Have you been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis? Was your practitioner a foot pain specialist? If not, you could be suffering from a totally different condition that only seems like plantar fasciitis. ‘There are more than 6 different diagnoses that, unless you are seen by a specialist, can be confused with the symptoms of plantar fasciitis. It is important to have a thorough assessment as treatments for these conditions are very different.’ If these other conditions are left undiagnosed and untreated, the pain and problems you are experiencing will continue indefinitely – and will […]

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Is your heel pain actually plantar fasciitis?

Is getting out of bed on a morning excruciating because of heel pain? Do you find that you’re hobbling to the bathroom during the night/first thing? Do you get sharp stabbing pains when you stand up after resting? If you answer yes to at least one of these, you could be suffering from plantar fasciitis! ‘It can be estimated that around 10 million people in the UK will be suffering from plantar fasciitis at any time. It is crucial that this condition is recognised and treated with expert care.’ Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It […]

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Verruca’s, what are they?

Verruca’s, what are they? Also known as a plantar wart, a verruca is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They often present on the sole of the foot, sometimes with overlying callus (hard skin). They can also present elsewhere on the feet such as toes or the back of the heel, although this is less common. The viral cells cause the infected area of skin to grow faster than the surrounding tissue, which is then pushed back into the foot due to pressure. The resultant lesion is effectively a plug of skin that has sealed itself off from the […]

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What are corns and callus?

Callus: This refers to layers of excess hard skin, which often develops on the bottom of the feet, around the back of heels, the sides of the big toe joints and the top of lesser toe joints.     The reason callus develops is because of excess or unusual pressure in the affected area whilst a person is walking and/or standing. The increased pressure results in the body thickening the skin in this area. This happens on purpose as a protective layer between the ground or shoes and the skin, or over bony prominences. Corns: These are due to a […]

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I think I have flat feet. What should I do?

Flat Feet   Usually when people refer to ‘flat feet’ they are talking about the arch that runs from the heel area towards the toes, and that their arch is low or isn’t there at all. This is known officially as pes planus. Low arch profile If an arch profile is lower or higher than expected, a podiatrist will judge this by the other surrounding structures in the foot, as these may also be altered. 3 types of arch profile The arch profile for each person is different, and there is not a specifically measured arch height that is classed […]

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