Corns and callus are a thickening of skin that commonly occur on feet. They can quickly become uncomfortable and painful but fortunately they can be treated effectively by your podiatrist. When we walk or stand, it is our feet that support all our body weight. Often the body may respond to this pressure by producing […]
Pain in the back of the lower calf or heel or difficulty when walking could be Achilles tendon pain and needs immediate treatment The Achilles Tendon and what it does The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and it attaches the very powerful calf muscles to the heel bone (calcaneus) and lies […]
Fitness, in whatever form you wish to do, is definitely an activity that should be encouraged in all of us, no matter the age. But unfortunately it’s often not as simple as deciding to ‘get fit’. To avoid injury, we can help you assess your foot and lower limb mechanics.
Bunions (Hallux Abducto-valgus) are a common deformity at the base of your big toe. A bunion is often described as a ‘bump’ on the side of the big toe with the same big toe deviating towards the second toe rather than pointing straight. A progressive disorder, the gradual leaning of the big toe changes the […]
Does it sometimes feel as though you have a stone in your shoe, and when you check there isn’t anything there? Or maybe you get a burning/tingling pain on the bottom of your foot that radiates into the toes? It might be that you have a Morton’s neuroma.
Pain and tenderness in the big toenail is not an uncommon complaint but common or not, the discomfort can be so great it can stop you from doing the activities you normally do or wearing the shoes you want to wear. If your toenail is tender and sore it is most likely because the toenail […]
Make your Coastrek experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible with these tips from the podiatrists at The Foot Group.
There is this idea that by wearing ‘flats’ to work instead of high heel stilettos we are doing the right thing. But in fact, we may be causing just as much damage to our feet.
Following on from our last article about pain from high-heeled shoes with these more advanced exercises Hopefully by now you’ve been alerted to the potential detriment of chronic high heel wear. In addition to the “at work” tips provided in Part I, here is a mobility series that can be performed in your own time. Exercise 1: Self myofascial […]
Heels look great but can cause discomfort – and damage. Here’s how to keep those problems at bay.