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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Musculo-skeletal podiatry

How podiatrists use technology to assess your gait

Walking is often perceived as a simple task, with its importance and necessity overlooked. You may be surprised to learn that the average person takes around 216,262,500 steps in their lifetime. Think of Joni Mitchell’s words in Big Yellow Taxi; “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone” and relate this to your feet.

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Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Podiatric Dermatology

When my feet hurt, which appointment type do I need?

Painful feet can put a drain on your whole body, causing you to walk differently, putting additional strain on other muscles and joints.  Sometimes the cause is obvious: a corn or an ingrowing toenail is visible and, even if you need help to treat it, you understand where that pain is coming from. It can

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Ingrowing Toenails, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Plantar Fasciitis, Podiatric Dermatology, Verrucae

When podiatrists use local anaesthesia

Local anaesthesia is a medication that numbs a targeted area of the body and is commonly used to prevent pain during medical procedures or operations. You may have heard of local anaesthesia before, or even had it used on you previously during a medical procedure. At Dulwich Podiatry, our podiatrists use local anaesthesia when treating

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Musculo-skeletal podiatry

The types of medical imaging used by podiatrists

By Jack Eastwood. Medical imaging is very helpful in all areas of medicine and healthcare as it is a way for the user to see inside the body without physically having to look inside the body. This means much less discomfort and invasion for the patient. It is also less time consuming and is a

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Achilles Tendinitis, Corns and Callus, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Plantar Fasciitis

Run, Run As Fast As You Can

By Jack Eastwood This month we are going to focus on a few common injuries that happen during or after running as well as also what makes a good running shoe. Running can be a great way to stay fit and healthy and can be tailored to any experience level.     Blisters: Blisters develop

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Arthritis, Bunions, Musculo-skeletal podiatry

Biggest isn’t always Best

By Jack Eastwood This month we are looking at the big toe deformities and what effects they can cause to the foot. Examples of big toe deformities include Bunions and Hyperextension. Rheumatoid Arthritis and conditions eg. Gout can also cause problems in the big toe.   Bunions A bunion is a bony lump (also known

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Baby foot
Flat Feet

Deformities and footwear

This little piggy…… While the first little piggy was at market, the others still had lots to do. This month we are going to look at those smaller toes, which usually get much less attention than the big toe but can get into trouble too. Digital deformities are an umbrella term for any malalignments in

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Female Podiatry
Achilles Tendinitis, Flat Feet, Fungal Nail Infections, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Plantar Fasciitis, Verrucae

Focus on Technology

At Dulwich Podiatry we pride ourselves in exploring new and innovative ways of treating your foot conditions.  This month we take a look at a few examples of the technology we use : Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (PACT) is a non-invasive, safe treatment for fungal nails.  After the affected nail plate has been

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Running injury
Achilles Tendinitis, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Plantar Fasciitis

Running in Lockdown

During lockdown running has taken off due to its minimal requirement for equipment and can be done by all levels of runners.  If you have just started jogging or running it may be uncomfortable, but it should never be painful. Here are some common running conditions and how to manage them effectively at home. Shin splints

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