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Gout in Your Big Toe: Practical Steps to Relieve the Pain

13/11/2017

Gout in Your Big Toe

Imagine suddenly waking up in the middle of the night with excruciating pain in your big toe. You’d find it difficult to walk, and even the gentle pressure of a duvet resting on the affected foot would be agonising. It sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Sadly, this scary situation is a reality for many people who suffer from a type of arthritis known as gout. That’s why it’s crucial to understand what causes the problem, as well as how to manage and prevent it.

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Caring for Flat Feet

31/10/2017

Caring for Flat Feet

The condition ‘flat feet’, or ‘Pes Planus’ to use its medical name, is when the usual arch shape of the sole of the foot is fallen. This results in most, if not all, of the foot being in contact with the floor when standing.

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Corns And Calluses: Causes, Prevention and Treatment

16/10/2017

Corns And Calluses

Corns and calluses are among the most common foot conditions, with most adults suffering from one or other at some point in their life. Although often grouped together, corns and calluses are actually quite different.

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Keeping Your Feet Healthy During Winter

02/10/2017

Keeping Your Feet Healthy During Winter

With temperatures dropping, nights drawing in, and Christmas decorations already popping up in the shops, it’s time to start thinking about winter. With socks, slippers, boots and wellies being par for the course over the next few months, it’s easy to forget how your feet are looking and feeling. But just because they no longer have to be flip-flop ready, doesn’t mean you should stop looking after them.

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12 Ways to Get Rid of Foot Odour and Stop It Coming Back

18/09/2017

Foot Odour

While many foot problems are more serious than smelly feet, few are more embarrassing. People with bromodosis (the medical term for foot odour) are likely to feel self-conscious, anxious and reluctant to socialise. In short, this frustrating foot complaint can stop sufferers getting the most out of life.

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What to Do If You Get a Bunion

04/09/2017

What to Do If You Get a Bunion

A bunion is a common foot deformity that affects the joint at the bottom of the big toe, causing a bony lump to appear on the side of the foot. If you develop a bunion, you’ll notice that your big toe no longer lies straight; instead, it leans towards your other toes and presses up against them.

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Choosing the Best School Shoes for Your Child

21/08/2017

Choosing the Best School Shoes

While stocking up on most back-to-school essentials is relatively easy, hunting for the right school shoes for your child can be a headache. After all, they’ll be worn day in, day out. It’s vital that they’re well-fitting, robust yet comfortable, and unlikely to cause foot problems.

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Blister Care and Prevention, What You Need to Know

04/08/2017

Blister Care and Prevention

Although blisters can appear all over the body, they’re particularly common on feet. Your toes and heels, as well as the tops, soles and sides of your feet, can all be affected. Your feet are likely to feel sore and your mobility may be reduced until the blisters have healed.

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Beach Holiday Foot Care Guide

24/07/2017

Beach Holiday Foot Care

Sun, sea and sand are key ingredients for an enjoyable summer holiday – but unfortunately they can also be a recipe for disaster for your feet. Even the most beautiful beaches can harbour foot-health hazards.

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Stop Foot Problems Spoiling Your Summer

04/07/2017

Summer Foot Problems

When the sun comes out, so do our feet! After keeping them cocooned in thick socks and shoes during the colder months, we all enjoy slipping our feet into sandals and stepping outside, ready for summer fun. Unfortunately, wearing new, often-unsupportive footwear and spending more time outdoors can make foot ailments and injuries more likely to occur.

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