Foot Health First Blog

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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Foot Care for People with Diabetes

Foot Care for People with Diabetes

People with diabetes are far more likely to develop complications such as foot ulcers. Research shows that people with diabetes who take care of their feet and protect them from injury, are less likely to develop ulcers. Foot Care Look carefully at your feet every day...

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10 Tips for Healthy Summer Feet

It’s sandal season, so it’s time to think FEET! Here are my top 10 tips for keeping your feet healthy, pain-free and active this summer. 1) Introduce a good foot hygiene routine Wash and DRY feet, especially between the toes Check for Athlete’s Foot and other...

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Bunions

What are Bunions? Also known as Hallux Abducto Valgus or HAV. A bunion is an enlargement of the big toe joint. It occurs when the big toe moves out of place. Causes of Bunions Bunions tend to be hereditary. People who are unusually flexible are more prone to...

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Nordic Walking and Caring for your Feet

I’ve always recommended Nordic Walking to my patients. I like it as a way of keeping fit because not only does it exercise all the body, but most importantly, it is low-impact on the joints. As we age or have chronic injuries, high-impact sports such as jogging are no...

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Buying the Right Socks

Good foot health is obviously important, and wearing the right socks is vital. Here are some tips for getting it right: Wear socks with shoes as they are important for absorbing moisture and reducing the risk of blisters and fungal foot infections Always buy the best...

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Buying Winter Boots

Now you’ve put away your sandals, you will want a pair of boots that’s both stylish and warm. Here are some tips to help you decide what boots are best for you. Wellington Boots They have been around since the 1800’s and were originally made of rubber as it’s...

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Chilblains and Feet

Chiblains are small, red lumps on the skin which can be itchy and painful. They are usually found on the feet, hands and face as a response to cold weather.  This winter, I have seen many patients with this painful condition and it is often unrecognised. Causes Poor...

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Ball of Foot Pain

Ball of the foot pain is usually caused by Metatarsalgia or Morton's Neuroma. However, there are other conditions such as a plantar plate tear, stress-fracture and so on, so it is important to get a correct diagnosis. Metatarsalgia Causes: usually as a result of...

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