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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common overuse injury that cause pain in the front of the shin bones when you run.  Shin splints is actually not a diagnosis, but a general term used to describe any exercise induced pain in the shins.  For this blog we will be focussing on one common cause of shin pain,…

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Iliotibial band syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common overuse injury that causes pain on the outside of the knee in runners.    Iliotibial band syndrome can also be irritated by activities such as swimming and cycling.  The Iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick band of fascia that runs down the outside of the leg from the hip…

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Runner’s Knee

Running Injuries | Footcare Scotland

Runner’s knee is one of the most common running injuries we see in the clinic.  Runner’s knee, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, is a general term used to describe pain at the front of the knee.  The patella (kneecap) lies within the quadriceps tendon and the back of the patella is covered with smooth cartilage.  This…

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Online Video Consultations

Online Podiatry consultations

Online video consultations are now available at Footcare Scotland. It is clear, that with the current situation we will need to adapt to a new way of working. With social distancing making face to face appointments difficult, we are now using technology to bring our knowledge and expertise to you in the comfort and safety…

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How to treat plantar fasciitis at home?

Plantar fasciitis

If you have developed pain in the bottom of your heel that is worst in the morning, then there is a very good chance that you have plantar fasciitis.  Plantar fasciitis is a very common and very frustrating condition.  It  can stop you from doing the activities you love, and generally makes life a bit…

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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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Do Orthotics work?

orthotics

Have you ever seen orthotics or insoles in people’s shoes and wondered “what do those actually do?”, “Do I need them?”, “Do they make a difference?”or “Do orthotics work?”. At Footcare Scotland, we specialise in the treatment of foot, ankle and lower limb musculoskeletal injuries.  We use orthotics (foot orthoses), where appropriate, to help manage…

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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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