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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 […]

Calf stretching is an important warm up before exercise and work

Should I Stretch Before or After Activity?

As a podiatrist, I often emphasize the importance of stretching to my patients. Whether you’re an athlete gearing up for a run or someone simply looking to maintain foot health, incorporating stretching into your routine can yield numerous benefits. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the advantages of dynamic stretching before activity and static […]

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 […]

The Hidden Importance of Drying Between Your Toes

As a podiatrist, I’ve seen my fair share of foot problems, and one common issue that often goes overlooked is the importance of drying between your toes. It may seem like a trivial task, but the truth is, neglecting this simple step can lead to some serious foot woes, including maceration and fungal infections like […]

Why do my Orthotics Squeak? Troubleshooting Common Fitment Issues

As podiatrists, we understand the crucial role orthotics play in supporting the feet and correcting various biomechanical issues. However, even the most meticulously crafted orthotics can encounter a few hiccups along the way. From annoying squeaks to uncomfortable heel lifting, these issues can disrupt your daily life and hinder the effectiveness of your orthotic therapy. […]

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? […]