What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s Neuroma is a common cause of pain in the forefoot or metatarsal region. The pain can be sharp, burning or a pins and needles sensation and is often exacerbated by standing or walking. The pain can be anywhere in the metatarsal region from … [Read more...] about Pain in the forefoot – Morton’s Neuroma
What is athletes foot? Athletes foot is a fungal infection of the foot. It can appear as a rash, which is red, itchy, flaky or blistered and usually present around the sole or between the toes. Whilst not being a serious condition, if left untreated it can spread to the … [Read more...] about Athletes foot and fungal nail advice
What causes blisters? Blisters are caused by friction. Poorly fitting shoes or damp skin increases friction so it is worth trying to address those issues if you are prone to blisters. Apart from being painful, blisters can change the way you walk or run, which could lead … [Read more...] about Thinking of training for a triathalon? Here’s some advice on blisters
With the nights drawing in and temperatures starting to fall it seems a good time to post some information on chilblains and how to prevent them this winter. Chilblains commonly develop on the extremities of the body after being exposed to the cold. On the feet areas of … [Read more...] about Preventing chillblains this winter
What causes corns and callus? Callus is an area of hard skin on the foot caused by pressure or friction. This can be due to deformity, walking pattern or foot wear. Corns form when the pressure is over bone often at the joint. They can be very painful resulting in … [Read more...] about Corns – what they are and things you can do to help prevent them
There is little proof as to how affective this is but some people use duct tape to cover the verruca. Duct tape is mildly caustic and provides an air tight seal. Natural treatments that have worked for some people include applying a mixture of tea tree oil and lemon … [Read more...] about Some of the treatments for verrucae
what is a verruca? A verruca is a wart that appears on the foot. Verrucae are caused by several strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) so their appearance can vary. Infection by HPV 1 results in single verruca's appearing on the sole of the foot. They usually have a … [Read more...] about How do I know it’s a Verruca?