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

Common foot injuries: Post Tibialis Pain

One of the more common and painful series of conditions we see as podiatrists relates to the posterior tibialis tendon. This muscle is responsible for holding the arch up during walking, preventing it’s collapse during the loading phase. For those with more flexible feet that pronate further than average this muscle can work particularly hard, […]

How can Podiatrists help with Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition relating to the damage of nerves leading to numbness, weakness and tingling. Neuropathy can occur due to local and systemic causes. The most damaging element of neuropathy is the loss of protective sensation, especially in the feet. This protective sensation is what tells us our foot is under trauma. This can […]

How can the Podiatrist help with Gout

Gout is a unique form of inflammatory arthritis. Unlike osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis where the joints degrade with time and attack themselves respectively, gout occurs due to an accumulation of uric acid in the body. When the uric acid reaches a high enough concentration in the bloodstream, crystals form in the joints causing severe pain […]

Podiatrists and the Everyday Runner

Foot and lower leg pains are dealt with by experienced and amateur runners alike. But where do podiatrists fit in this equation? With a wide range of knowledge, podiatrists can be helpful for runners of all levels. Muscle tightness, old injuries and footwear choices are just some of the factors that can mean the difference […]

The Role of Orthotics for Flat Feet

We are often asked questions about flat feet and whether they need orthotics to support them, but there is no single answer to this. Flat feet generally refers to flexible feet that flatten when standing. Foot flexibility provides natural shock absorption and the ability to adapt to different surfaces when walking or running. Consequently muscles […]