Achilles Tendonitis: Symptoms, Cause and Treatment

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone of the foot. It is the largest tendon in the human body and is essential for a range of movements and activities. Due to its regular use and the intense pressures it undergoes during activity, overuse injuries in […]

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Verruca: Diagnosis, Cause and Treatment

A verruca is a type of wart that grows on the sole of the foot. The wart causes hard skin to form and this can be painful to walk on, often compared to stepping on a needle. How To Diagnose A Verruca? Verruca are often recognisable via the following characteristics: The skin area of the […]

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Cryotherapy and its Role in Treating Verrucae, London

What is Cryotherapy? Cryotherapy is the use of cold temperatures in the treatment of medical conditions. It umbrellas a number of more specific treatment terms, including cryosurgery and cryoablation. In terms of foot care Cryotherapy is most commonly used to treat verrucae. Verrucae are a form of wart that grows on the sole of the […]

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Bunion Surgery Recovery Tips

Bunion Surgery A Bunion is a common foot deformity that manifests as a bony growth below the base of the big toe. A Bunion is progressive, meaning it will get worse over time; the Bunion ‘bump’ will enlarge and often causes footwear fitting issues, pain, swelling and can prevent day-to-day activities. We have previously written […]

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HyProCure Procedure – Flatfoot Correction

The Link Between Your Foot, Body and Knee Pain The foundation of the body begins with the feet. When we are standing all of our weight is balanced and aligned through the bones, muscles, ligaments and other tissues that make up the foot. There are a number of issues that can adversely affect this alignment, […]

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Foot & Ankle Exercise After Surgery

Foot & Ankle surgery always involves a period of time before you can return to normal activities. Following an operation, your body needs time to heal, which typically involves rest, elevation of the foot and a restriction of activity. I have previously written in some detail on this postoperative period.  However, after this period of […]

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An Overview of the Common Sports Related Foot Injuries and Their Causes

Sporting activities can be very rewarding and a good way to stay fit and healthy. However, without proper technique and a good understanding of your limits, sports or exercise can lead to injury. Common Sports Related Foot Injuries The most common sports related foot injuries are: Blisters, corns and calluses Achilles tendinitis Plantar fasciitis Stress […]

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Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot surgery is generally recommended when a foot condition has reached a stage where conservative treatments are no longer effective or the condition has poor long term prognosis with conservative management. Understandably, being advised that surgery is the best treatment option can make a person quite anxious. In my experience there are typically a few […]

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Foot and Ankle Surgery – Recovery Guide

Foot Surgery, like most kinds of surgery, can create a good deal of apprehension. It is a highly specialised field and patients often do not know what to expect. Below are answers to some of the most common questions I am asked by patients who are considering surgery. How Long Does it Take to Walk […]

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Top Things to Consider Before Foot Surgery

Foot Surgery is used to treat a range of painful foot conditions. Often surgical options are used as a last line of treatment when a problem becomes too painful or impacts on daily activities or quality of life. The most common foot conditions that are treated surgically include: Hammertoes Bunions Ankle Instability Morton’s Neuroma Modern […]

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