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Webbed Toes and How They’re Treated

New parents often marvel at their baby’s ten tiny toes. Some children, however, are born with two or more digits that aren’t fully separated. Those toes may be partially or completely fused, giving them an unusual appearance and, in severe cases, limiting their...

Five Major Causes of Persistently Cold Feet

Five Major Causes of Persistently Cold Feet

Your feet are prone to feeling cold; the problem affects everyone from time to time. On a chilly day, your body reacts to the drop in temperature by constricting the blood vessels in your extremities. This keeps as much warm blood as possible circulating in your head...

Stiff Big Toe? It Could Be Hallux Rigidus

Stiff Big Toe? It Could Be Hallux Rigidus

A stiff big toe seems like a minor ailment and is something you may be tempted to ignore. It’s easy to assume the issue will soon get better on its own. However, some people find that this foot problem doesn’t go away. The stiffness persists and gets progressively...

Are Your Slippers Bad for Your Feet?

Are Your Slippers Bad for Your Feet?

During the colder months, many people like to pop their feet into warm slippers before padding around the house or relaxing in front of the TV. Years ago, slippers were mainly confined to the bathroom and bedroom; now they’re worn much more. If you’ve been working...

Being Born with Extra Toes

Being Born with Extra Toes

Polydactylism of the feet is how podiatrists and other medical professionals describe the phenomenon of being born with extra toes. The term polydactylism comes from the Greek words for ‘many’ and ‘digits’ (‘polys’ and ‘daktylos’). An alternative name for this...

Sprained Ankles and How to Care for Them

Sprained Ankles and How to Care for Them

If you slip, trip or fall, it’s all too easy to sprain your ankle. You’ll almost certainly be familiar with sprained ankles and are likely to have experienced a few over the years. But do you know exactly what a sprain is and what happens inside your ankle when one...

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...