Category Archives: Foot Health

Many people don’t know what to expect when visiting the podiatrist for the first time. There are a few elements to the podiatrist that are similar to visiting any other medical professional, whether it’s a physiotherapist or a GP

What is Psoriasis and How Can a Podiatrist Help?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by red, scaly patches, it can appear anywhere on the body but often affects the elbows, knees, scalp, and notably, the feet. This autoimmune disorder speeds up the life cycle of skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly on the surface. […]

Custom made orthotics are specifically designed to correct abnormal foot motions

Are Orthotics a Life Sentence?

When faced with foot pain or discomfort, many individuals are prescribed orthotics as a solution. However, a common concern arises: are orthotics a life sentence? The simple answer is no. Orthotics are not a permanent crutch but rather a valuable tool in the journey towards foot health and overall well-being. Understanding Orthotics Orthotics are custom-made […]

Are Orthotics Bad for You?

In the world of podiatry, custom foot orthotics have been a subject of both praise and scepticism. For some, they’re hailed as a miracle solution for various foot ailments, while others raise concerns about their potential drawbacks. One prevalent myth that often circulates is whether orthotics are bad for you. Let’s delve into this topic […]

Sun Safety for Your Feet: Protecting Your Foundation

As a podiatrist, I often witness patients diligently protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays—applying sunscreen, wearing hats, and sunglasses—but there’s one area that frequently gets overlooked: the feet. Yes, your feet need sun protection too! In this blog post, let’s explore why sun safety for your feet is essential and how you can […]

Why does my bunion hurt?

Do you often find yourself experiencing pain or discomfort in the joint at the base of your big toe? Does it appear swollen, red, or misaligned? You might be dealing with a common foot condition known as bunions. While bunions may seem like a minor inconvenience, they can significantly impact your quality of life if […]

Fungal Nails

Can my podiatrist treat fungal nail?

As a podiatrist, I’ve encountered numerous cases of fungal nail infections throughout my career. Fungal nail infections, medically known as onychomycosis, are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While they may seem like a minor annoyance, untreated fungal nails can lead to discomfort, embarrassment, and even complications if left unchecked. In this […]

Why do I get Achilles pain when I run?

Are you a runner experiencing pain in your Achilles tendon? You’re not alone. Achilles tendinopathy, a common condition among runners, can be a frustrating setback. But what causes it, and why is it so prevalent in the running community? Let’s break it down. What is Achilles Tendinopathy? First things first, what exactly is Achilles tendinopathy? […]

Arch support work boots - Ergonx Elements

How to find the perfect work boot

Picture your work boots as the groundwork of a structure – if it’s robust and steadfast, the edifice above it stands tall and secure. A top-notch work boot mirrors this concept; it supports and safeguards your feet form the trauma throughout the day. Attributes of a great Work Boot: Hazards of Substandard Boots Sporting ill-fitting […]

Corns and callus can be painful and a site for infection

Why do calluses form on the side of the big toe

Calluses are a common foot condition that can affect anyone, causing thickened, hardened areas of skin to develop. While they may seem harmless, calluses can lead to discomfort and even pain if left untreated. One area where calluses frequently form is on the side of the big toe. In this blog post, we’ll explore what […]

5 Simple Daily Exercises and Stretches for Foot Pain Relief

Hey there, fellow foot warriors! If you’re reading this, chances are your feet are giving you some grief. Whether it’s from standing on them all day, wearing heels that are too high, or just life throwing you a curveball, foot pain is no joke. But fear not, because I’m here to share some simple exercises, […]