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Common Conditions – Adult

Achilles tendon pain in runners

Achilles tendon pain in runners

Achilles tendon pain in runners is a very common overuse injury.  It causes pain and stiffness in the Achilles tendon below the calf muscle.  The most up to date description of this condition, is actually Achilles tendinopathy.  This more accurately describes the condition as it is most often not an inflammatory condition as the name…

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What causes pain in the ball of the foot?

pain in the ball of the foot

Pain in the ball of your foot can be frustrating and limit you from your normal activities. If you have pain in the ball of your foot you are not alone- this is something that we treat in clinic on a daily basis.  There are many conditions that can cause pain in the ball of…

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Sesamoiditis

pain in the ball of the foot

The sesamoid bones are two small bones that sit directly underneath the big toe joint.  The bones themselves sit within a tendon and help the toe joint move correctly.  Sesamoiditis is a painful condition that affects these bones, and causes pain on the underside of the big toe joint.    What causes sesamoiditis?  The sesamoid bones can be…

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What is Moccasin Tinea Pedis?

tinea pedis

Moccasin tinea pedis is caused by a fungal infection of the skin on your feet.  It is a common cause of dry, itchy, scaly skin on the soles of the feet.  70% of the population may be affected by Athlete’s foot at some point in their life. People are most familiar with athlete’s foot between…

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Steroid injections for plantar fasciitis- do they work?

Plantar fasciitis

Steroid injections for plantar fasciitis are a common treatment – but do they work?  Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition that presents as pain on the underside of the heel.  It is particularly sore first thing in the morning and after periods of inactivity.  It is a very common issue, and something that we…

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How long does it take to recover from nail surgery? 

One of the things we get asked about most often when people are considering an operation for an ingrown toenail is, “how long does it take to recover from nail surgery?” We get it- you want life to be as normal as possible. You want to know you’re going to be able to walk, run, swim,…

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Can you walk after nail surgery?

Nail Surgery

If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably considering having nail surgery for an ingrown toenail and you want to know “can you walk after nail surgery?” If that’s you, you might want to also check out our Ultimate Guide to Nail Surgery. So, can you walk after nail surgery?  The short answer is YES! You…

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What is the best way to treat a Morton’s neuroma?

Common conditions

Morton’s neuroma is a condition affecting the foot.  It is caused when a nerve in the ball of the foot becomes irritated. The nerve becomes thickened, and this can lead to shooting/burning pains and numbness in the ball of the foot, sometimes extending into the toes. It is a very common condition and there a…

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Why do I have heel pain?

heel pain

If you are suffering from heel pain, you are certainly not alone!  Heel pain is a very common problem and affects around 10% of people. Sometimes it can be caused by a specific injury but most of the time it caused by repetitive stress. There are actually many conditions that could be causing your pain,…

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How to prevent blisters

BLISTERS

Blisters are often trivialised but they can be very painful.  They are a common source of foot pain especially with runners and walkers.  Blisters are the result of increased shear stress affecting the skin.  Where there is excessive or prolonged shear stress, blisters will form. Here are some simple but effective ways of preventing blisters:…

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