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Why Do Your Feet and Ankles Swell?

Why Do Your Feet and Ankles Swell?

Having swollen feet and ankles is a common problem, especially at this time of year when temperatures are climbing. The swelling is caused by an accumulation of fluid: you might hear your podiatrist refer to this problem by its medical name, oedema. You develop oedema...
Do You Have Haglund’s Deformity?

Do You Have Haglund’s Deformity?

If a prominent, bony lump appears at the back of your heal you may have Haglund’s deformity. This uncomfortable condition makes it tricky to find footwear that fits correctly. On its own the condition isn’t dangerous, but it is painful and if left untreated will lead...
How Hyperkeratosis Can Affect Your Feet

How Hyperkeratosis Can Affect Your Feet

Are there any patches of hard skin on your feet? If so, you could well be experiencing hyperkeratosis. It’s a common problem and means that your skin’s outer layer has become thicker than normal in some areas. The excessive thickening is due to an overgrowth of...
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...
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...