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Common Conditions – Child

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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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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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 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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The Ultimate guide to Nail Surgery

Ultimate guide to nail surgery

If you, or someone you know, has an ingrown toe nail that just isn’t getting any better, then download our free e-book “The Ultimate Guide to Nail Surgery” It will tell you everything you need to know about what the whole experience involves.  To download your copy click on the image below: Ingrown toenails are…

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What is an ingrowing toenail?

ingrowing toenail

Ingrowing toenails are painful but easily treated What is an ingrowing toenail? 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…

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