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Walking Boots: How to Check You Have the Right Pair

Walking Boots: How to Check You Have the Right Pair

With golden autumnal landscapes beckoning you outside, now is the perfect time to enjoy health-boosting walks in the fresh air. The exercise guidelines for the second lockdown are, fortunately, less restrictive than those for the first. You can exercise outdoors near...

Covid-19 Update – 5th November 2020

Covid-19 Update – 5th November 2020

Dear Patient, We hope you and your family and friends are keeping well. As we are about to move into another Lockdown, we are all learning to keep going and maintaining our health is at the centre of our attention. Therefore, we aim to remain open while keeping you...

Improving the Circulation in Your Feet and Legs

Improving the Circulation in Your Feet and Legs

Your feet and legs are at the furthest reaches of your circulatory system, which has the vital job of carrying oxygen, disease-fighting white blood cells and other essentials to every part of your body, plus removing waste products. It primarily consists of the heart...

Your Feet Are Amazing – Here’s Why

Your Feet Are Amazing – Here’s Why

Whether you’re on the go or on the beach, your feet work incredibly hard to support you, help you to be active and protect you against shock. However, they can all too easily be taken for granted. As they’re part of your body’s extremities, you might not pay them much...

Tailor’s Bunion – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Tailor’s Bunion – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

If you were asked to guess which part of the foot can be affected by a tailor’s bunion (also called a bunionette), you’d probably say the big toe. After all, it’s well known that bunions are a common problem on the inner side of people’s feet. However, tailor’s...

Dry Skin and Foot Problems

Dry Skin and Foot Problems

Your skin is vital to protect your body from external elements. It’s flexible, tough and waterproof, and keeps out dangerous bacteria. It’s your largest organ so you need to keep it in good shape. A variety of factors can affect the condition of your skin and lead to...

Sore Legs? It Could Be Shin Splints

Sore Legs? It Could Be Shin Splints

Shin splints is a painful condition that affects the shin bone (tibia). This is located at the front of your lower leg between the knee and ankle (the condition is officially known as medial tibial stress syndrome). Generally it isn’t serious, but it can cause extreme...

Painful Feet? It Could be Morton’s Neuroma

Painful Feet? It Could be Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful, benign swelling commonly found in the foot, although it can occur in a variety of places throughout the body. It’s usually located between the third and fourth toes, though it can pop up elsewhere in the foot. Neuroma leads to pain and...

How to Walk Properly

How to Walk Properly

Walking is remarkably easy to get wrong, even though we all do it every day. If you’re serious about your health this is something you need to get right but it’s very easy to fall into bad habits. These lead to all sorts of painful consequences for our feet, ankles,...

The Link between Obesity and Foot Problems

The Link between Obesity and Foot Problems

Obesity is defined by the World Health Organisation as ‘excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health’, and the problem is far more common than you might expect. The UK (where cheap, high-calorie food and drink is readily available and sedentary,...

How to Relieve the Pain Caused by Hammer Toes

How to Relieve the Pain Caused by Hammer Toes

Instead of lying straight and flat like healthy toes, a hammer toe (sometimes written as hammertoe) is shaped like an upturned ‘v’ due to its middle joint being abnormally bent. Because the tip of the toe points downwards at an unnatural angle, it may develop a stubby...