Entries by Neil

Achilles Tendinitis

I seem to be seeing a lot of Achilles Tendinitis in the clinics at the moment. Also known as Achilles tenosynovitis or Achilles tendinopathy. This condition causes pain in the back of the heel, worse on and after exercise and often particularly painful on rising in the morning. There may be swelling and thickening of […]

Laser for Fungal Nails

Fungal nails, Onychomycosis affect about between 10% and 40% of the population depending which survey you believe, judging by the amount pharmaceutical companies are prepared to spend on national television advertising there are a lot of people suffering with this condition. Fungus usually presents as discoloured nails darkened, green/yellow or even white the nail is […]

Dermatology and Feet

One of the many facets of podiatry is dermatology and if you think about it, feet are covered in skin and nails are just an adaption of skin. There is now a podiatric speciality known as Podiatric dermatology which has grown out of the fact, that as a podiatrist much of what you do crosses […]

Permanent Solutions to Ingrown Toenails

A PERMANENT SOLUTION TO INGROWN TOENAILS Ingrown toenails are one of the most painful conditions that I treat in my clinics, but the treatment itself is virtually painless. It always surprises me when meet patients who have been having an ingrown toenail treated for a long time sometimes many years and they have not been […]

Who would be a Podiatrist?

Without doubt the question I get asked most at work is why would you want to be a podiatrist and look at smelly feet all day? The question is often a lightly veiled way of saying do you have a foot fetish or something and some people even ask this outright. This is usually followed […]

Role of a podiatrist

The term Podiatrist means foot specialist, someone who will manage all areas of foot care from simple nail cutting and treatment of corns and callous to assessment and treatment of Diabetic foot problems, minor surgery under local anaesthetic and sports injuries. One of one of the questions that podiatrists get asked most is “how can […]

Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the most common problems that I see in the clinic and can be a very debilitating condition Probably the most common type of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis or as it is sometimes known as Calcaneal heel spur syndrome. Although heel spurs are often visible on X-ray this is not […]

Diabetic foot care

Why Diabetic foot care is important With the incidence of diabetes on the increase in the western world, the importance of foot care for diabetics has never been more important. Sadly diabetics represent the biggest group of lower limb amputees even greater than that of road traffic accidents. But it is not all bad news […]

Children’s Feet

Parents are often concerned about their offspring’s teeth and eyes but the developing feet are often forgotten. Although children’s feet usually encounter fewer problems than adult feet due to their flexibility and the resilience of the tissue, never the less they can be subject to some specific problems and many of the problems also seen […]

Unwelcome visitors

I am not talking about the ones who use the last of the milk or think that a fresh towel is required for every trip to the shower these ones are far worse. Verrucas are the subject this month. So what are they? how do we get them? and more importantly how do we get […]