Ankle pain, Musculoskeletal

Everything Orthoses

At Dulwich Podiatry we see a huge range of conditions. Among those, we see conditions and symptoms that are related to the musculoskeletal system. What is the musculoskeletal system? It is a system within our bodies that includes bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles. When it is functioning as it should, the musculoskeletal system supports

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Self Help

The effect of drugs and alcohol on the feet

Hangovers, impaired judgement, sometimes organ damage; these are just some of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption that you might already be familiar with. Prolonged alcohol and drug use can cause major health complications for the body’s most vital organs – especially the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach. But most people neglect the fact that

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General

How to care for baby’s feet

From figuring out feeding to making milestones, it can feel like there are a million things on your plate when it comes to taking care of your baby. Feet are our foundation and in growing bodies, it’s particularly important to make sure they are being taken care of. Although baby foot care can often be

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General, Self Help, Winter Problems

The best footwear for winter sports

Winter can be a tough time for our feet. The colder temperature, rain and (sometimes) snow can be unforgiving on our feet. If you’re a lover of winter sports you may find yourself in these climates more frequently than most; read on to see our podiatrist’s advice to keep in mind to take care of

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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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General

A bride’s guide to shoes for the occasion

By Michaela Shaw As I prepare for my upcoming wedding, occasion footwear has been at the forefront of my mind. Whether you’re looking for bridal, Christmas party or Saturday evening out shoes – finding the perfect pair matters. Read on to see my guide for selecting shoes for occasions…   BUDGET You should always only

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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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Damaged and Discoloured Toenails, Podiatric Dermatology, Skin Conditions

The most common skin and nail conditions in BAME skin

By Michaela Shaw This month, in honour of Black History Month, we will be looking at skin and nail conditions that are most common in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, plus a celebrity case study.     Hyper and hypopigmentation Hyperpigmentation means that the skin looks darker than normal. This is the

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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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