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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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How much do custom orthotics cost?

orthotics

Custom orthotics are commonly used to treat a variety of painful foot, ankle and lower limb conditions.  But how much do custom orthotics cost? Conditions commonly treated with custom orthotics include plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, painful tendons, flat foot, ankle instability, shin splints and anterior knee pain. Custom foot orthotics are also widely used to maintain…

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Do I need a referral to see a Podiatrist?

Private Podiatry is becoming increasingly popular due the convenience of the service and short waiting lists.  With services stretched, you may not qualify for treatment on the NHS or face a lengthy waiting list to be seen.  Our clinics in Edinburgh and Perth, offer quick access to expert care when you need it the most. …

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Best treatment for Metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia

Before we can understand what is the best treatment for metatarsalgia, we must first of all we need to understand what metatarsalgia actually is.  Metatarsalgia is actually not a specific diagnosis but a term that is used to describe any condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot.  If you are suffering from…

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Metatarsal Stress Fracture

Edinburg Orthopeadic Ankle Surgeon

As anyone who has had a metatarsal stress fracture will tell you, it is a painful and extremely frustrating injury.  You have trained hard for that event and all of a sudden, and without much warning, you have developed a stress fracture.  Metatarsal stress fractures are common place in the sporting community but what are…

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Coming to terms with running injury

Sports Podiatry

We are absolutely delighted to present our first guest blog; it comes from ‘The Running Princess’ Allison McArthur.  Allison is an experienced marathon runner, avid Parkrunner and prolific blogger (you can follow her excellent blog here).  Allison wrote this blog a little while ago as she was coming to terms with a running injury that…

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My child has flat feet, should I worry?

flat foot

One of the biggest reason for children visiting the clinic, is because of flat feet.  Flat feet are very common in children, and often causes great concern for parents. If your child has flat feet, don’t panic!  Children are almost always flat-footed when they begin walking. Due to laxity of the ligaments in the foot,…

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What are corns?

bunions

Are corns making walking painful? Corns are small areas of thickened skin that usually develop on the tops and sides of toes, or on the sole of the foot and are caused by excessive friction or pressure.  The most common cause of corns is wearing shoes that fit badly.  If your shoes are too tight,…

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