Achilles Tendinitis, Advice, Biomechanics, msk, Self Help, Sports injury

My Achilles rupture injury and non-surgical recovery process

In December 2022, I ruptured my Achilles tendon while playing an interactive football game.  It was a devastating injury and I knew immediately what had happened when I heard the loud pop and the sudden feeling that I had been kicked. In A&E an ultrasound confirmed that I had ruptured my Achilles tendon.  After weighing up

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Advice, General

Weird and Wonderful Feet

As a podiatrist, I have seen my fair share of feet. But some feet are truly more unique than others. Here are a few examples of weird and wonderful feet: Polydactyly is a condition where a person is born with extra fingers or toes. This can be a minor abnormality, or it can be more

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Advice, Athletes Foot, Podiatric Dermatology

Athlete’s Foot: What You Need to Know

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects the skin of the feet. It is caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments. Athlete’s foot can cause a variety of symptoms, including itching, burning, scaling, and cracking of the skin. In some cases, Athlete’s foot can also lead to blisters or a

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Advice, Self Help

The health benefits of walking & how to do more of it

As a Podiatrist, I see patients who are struggling with foot pain. For those who want to remain fit and healthy I often recommend walking. Walking is a low impact exercise that is easy on the joints and can help to improve their overall health and well-being. This year’s Walk to School Week falls on

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Advice, Self Help

Footcare for the elderly and people living with dementia

Healthy feet are important for everyone to remain mobile and physically active. Those with dementia may have difficulty in communicating their needs, so they may not be able to explain their problems. This can affect many areas of their lives, but a commonly forgotten aspect of caring for those affected by dementia is their foot

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Advice, Self Help

Tips for your feet and legs when travelling abroad

It’s June, which means that Summer has (finally) arrived! If you’re looking forward to a well-deserved, relaxing trip abroad this year but feel less excited about the uncomfortable, long haul flight, we have some tips on ways to make the journey a little easier on your feet. Lengthy flights, with the combination of limited space,

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