If you have a firm, painful bump at the base of your big toe, it is most likely a bunion. While small bunions, known as bunionettes, can also form at the base of your little toe, the overwhelming majority of bunions form on the big toe. Once a bunion has formed, there are no easy ways to undo it, with surgery being the only effective treatment to get rid of it. However, surgery is usually a last resort, and if caught early, there are methods to reduce the pain and severity of the bunion. In this blog, we will focus on how bunions form, and what you can do to prevent them.
One of the most important aspects of being a parent is making sure your child is healthy. Not only do children understand less about their health than their parents do, when they know something is wrong, they will often try to hide it to avoid a trip to the doctor. There are so many different aspects of a child’s health & safety to monitor that it can sometimes be overwhelming, and some things can slip under the radar. In this blog, we will outline some of the biggest signs to look out for that indicate your child may have a foot problem.
Apart from sudden injuries like cuts or broken toes, many of us adopt a wait-and-see approach when it comes to our feet. So will this work for most people, or is podiatry something more of us should consider?
There are few experiences, if any, that cause more change to our bodies than pregnancy. Becoming pregnant forces us to reevaluate more or less every aspect of our lives, from what we eat to what we wear. Fortunately, the internet is full of helpful information on how to deal with each and every one of these aspects. In this blog, we’re going to examine how you can take care of your feet during pregnancy.
Insoles & orthotics are a popular solution for a number of foot-related issues, and can be very effective at reducing pain and addressing other physical or postural problems. While the two terms are often used interchangeably, they are different products that do different things, so it is important to make sure that you’re not using the wrong one.
The humble toenail hides away most of the year until the sun comes out, but don’t ignore the signs of damage or weakening. Find out why toe nail care techniques are an important part of your routine.
A chiropodist or podiatrist is a specialised foot doctor who treats people suffering from lower limb or common foot problems. Many people question the difference between the two and this article explores the answer to that question.