Foot Health First Blog

Preventing Falls and Improving Balance

Preventing Falls and Improving Balance

One of the leading causes of injuries in the home are falls and the risk of falls increases as we age. Just the fear of falling can limit your lifestyle and freedom, so I believe it is a really important topic for our foot health. Here are my top 10 tips for keeping...

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Core Foot Exercises

Core Foot Exercises

Core Foot Exercises. Strong foot muscles can help prevent injury, improve balance, reduce falls in the elderly and rehabilitate after trauma. N.B. You can do these exercises holding on to the back of a chair for some of the standing exercises or maybe sit down if...

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Tips for Buying Trainers

Tips for Buying Trainers

Trainers are an important part of our wardrobe nowadays. They are great for our busy and active lives and good for our feet. However, with so many choices, what trainers should YOU be looking at? I have realised in my clinic, many patients are choosing the wrong...

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12 Foot Health Tips for Surviving the Party Season

12 Foot Health Tips for Surviving the Party Season

The party season can take its toll on our feet, especially if you like to wear high heels and dance all night, like me! Burning feet, painful blisters, corns, Bunions, etc., can be brought on by wearing the wrong footwear. However, there are a few things we can do to...

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10 Tips for Buying Slippers

10 Tips for Buying Slippers

Vionic Indulge Relax - leopard There is more to a slipper than you may realise. Not only do they keep feet warm and comfortable, but they also protect them. Many people love to go barefoot, but there can be a risk of injury which can be dangerous, especially for the...

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What is Heel Pain?

What is Heel Pain?

Heel pain can be caused by many things. The most common cause is known as plantar fasciitis. Other causes could be arthritis, heel bursitis, the breaking down of the heel pads, bruising, Sever’s Disease (in children aged approx. 10 -16 years), etc. It is important to...

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Fungal Nails – Current Thinking and Treatment

Fungal Nails – Current Thinking and Treatment

What is a Fungal Nail Infection? Fungal nail infections, or Onychomycosis, are very common. They usually affect adults, men more so than women, and they are more common as you get older. Causes: It is a secondary infection caused by Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) on the...

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How to Choose a Good Flip Flop

How to Choose a Good Flip Flop

It is great to wear flip flops in the summer. They allow your feet to breathe, reducing the risk of fungal infections and smelly feet! However, their lack of support can lead to chronic foot problems, so there are a few things we need to be aware of when choosing...

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How Smoking Affects the Feet

How Smoking Affects the Feet

If this year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you may find these facts about smoking and feet helpful to keep you on track! Smoking doesn’t just damage heart and lungs, it also seriously damages the feet. Listed below are some of the side-effects of long-term smoking....

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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

There are many causes of ball of foot pain, one of the most common is a benign condition called Morton's Neuroma. If not treated quickly, this condition can become chronic and debilitating. Causes: the nerves between the base of the toes become crushed, irritated and...

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