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nail surgery – a solution

Nail Surgery is a solution to your current pain and the answer to getting you back to your sport or into your shoes comfortably. What will happen on the day? We will aim to make you feel comfortable whilst we run through some paperwork. Two injections will need to be...

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Bunions – How to help yourself

Bunions – How to help yourself

Bunions, not a great name but many of us have various stages of their development.  Many people believe these occur when we wear inappropriate footwear or are hereditary. Both these opinions are correct, to a certain degree but not always the sole cause. Feet can...

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Rocker Shoes – Painful Stiff toes or Arthritic Feet

Rocker Shoes – Painful Stiff toes or Arthritic Feet

If you have painful toes/feet related to arthritic changes then you will know how hard it is to find shoes that are comfortable and even aid your walking.  We are not necessarily talking about orthopaedic shoes, we are able to offer you some information on trendy...

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Buying Running Shoes – Tips

Buying Running Shoes – Tips

First and foremost, if you're buying running shoes for the first time, attend a professional running specialist shop. Locally we have two very good shops that can advise you with up to date knowledge. They will assess your running style in store and check the fit...

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Strong Foundations – 3 Strengthening Exercises

Strong Foundations – 3 Strengthening Exercises

Feet are our foundation and they need to be strong. Generally our feet are weak due to wearing shoes and forgetting we even have feet. Walking barefoot and exercising without shoes are a good starting point (if you dont have any injuries or pains). During running you...

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Top 5 Tips to aid Heel Pain

A Self Care Guide To Address Your Current Heel Pain Symptoms For many of us right now, walking and running are our only way to get out of the house and mentally feel better for some exercise and fresh air. This sudden increase in activity for some can lead to new heel...

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4 Steps to a Perfect Walking Technique

Walk locally as much as possible and remember to maintain your social distancing even when in the countryside. Protect our vulnerable and our healthcare system and staff. A great walking technique will give you better comfort, power, and speed. Whether you are a...

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Hard Skin – Remove the cause not just the symptoms

Hard Skin – Remove the cause not just the symptoms

Why Does Callus Form? Callus develops when skin is exposed to excessive pressure or friction. The body wants to protect itself and therefore builds up a protective layer.  Whilst sometimes this is related to footwear rubbing over bony prominences or...

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Diabetic Foot Health: Prevention is peace of mind

Diabetic Foot Health: Prevention is peace of mind

Diabetics can be prone to foot complications however they are all preventable. How, well you need to follow some simple advice and get to know your feet. Many diabetic patients of mine are perhaps unaware that it is not just type I diabetics that may develop...

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Is it fungal?

Do you think you may have a fungal nail infection? Are your nails thickened or discoloured or are you embarrassed about their appearance? We may be able to help clear up a few misconceptions and give some tips on trying to help. One thing to remember is not all nails...

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Running Blisters – To pop or not to pop?

Running Blisters – To pop or not to pop?

Runners are prone to blisters and they can range from a small water filled bubble to a large red tomato looking like you have grown a sixth toe! Below I have outlined what to do if you already have a blister. LET IT HEAL Blisters are commonly caused by excessive...

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Tips for Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Plantar (sole/bottom) Fasciitis (it is = inflammation) is a real pain - literally! Worth noting before we start that not all heel pain is because of your plantar fascia so it is worth seeing a Podiatrist for a diagnosis first. So What The Heck Is It? Your plantar...

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Flip Flop Facts

Flip Flop Facts

Summer is well and truly here and out come the ever faithful quick and easy flip flops. But are they any good for our feet? Here are a few facts and tips that may keep your feet more comfortable this summer. Interesting Stats The NHS spends almost £40million a year...

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Winter Feet Guide

Winter Feet Guide

Well it is well and truly winter now and we have had some really cold spells which I know I have struggled with, especially my poor feet. Below I have outlined a few areas which may help you avoid chilblains and cold related foot conditions. Did you know that more...

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Very highly recommended. Alison is an excellent clinician and I am so glad to have found her.

The clinic is accessible and since my appointment my foot is pain free.

I will definitely be visiting again.

Catherine Gillespie