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What are Foot Orthoses?

Foot orthoses are something that we commonly use in our practice to manage a wide variety of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions. In a Podiatry sense, Orthotics (or Foot Orthoses to give them their correct name) are medical devices that are accommodated within footwear.  They can serve many different purposes; to help prevent foot…

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What is an ingrowing toenail?

Ingrowing toenails are painful but easily treated An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender.  The most common cause of ingrowing toenails is when the nail is cut too short, or a spike or spur of…

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Tips to keep Diabetic feet healthy

If you have diabetes, it is essential that you look after your feet.  With these quick and simple tips, you can help prevent problems and reduce your risk of complications in the years to come. Diabetes is a condition that develops from high blood sugar levels, and can damage the blood vessels and nerves supplying…

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