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[CASE STUDY] Steph talks about her personal experience with HEEL PAIN

Bye Bye HEEL 🧡 PAIN. Congratulations Steph for smashing your goals! 👏 We are so very happy for you. Thank you for being brave and sharing your journey so far. We hope this gives other people inspiration! If you would like to get your hands on a copy of the program that Steph has been […]

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Does someone you know walk like a duck?

If you or someone you know walks like a duck and has foot pain then we URGE you to watch this video on TARSAL COALITIONS in the foot. A tarsal coalition is an abnormal connection of two or more bones in the foot. This can result in a severe, rigid flatfoot. It’s mainly an inherited genetic condition […]

ARTHRITIS in the FEET? We can help!

Arthritis affecting joints in the feet can have far-reaching effects on other parts of the body; your ligaments, tendons and muscles are forced to work harder to maintain stability. This can cause overuse injuries including ankle sprains, torn ligaments and a greater risk of falls. Because each foot contains 33 joints and bears a tremendous […]

My child has heel pain… is it serious?

Does your child experience sore heels or ankles during or after sport? We commonly see heel pain in active children. It is not a ‘normal’ part of growing up and must be assessed by a foot professional. One of the most common causes of heel pain is Sever’s Disease or traction calcaneal apophysitis. This problem usually involves inflammation of the […]

What is NECROBIOSIS LIPOIDICA DIABETICORUM?

Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD) is a rare skin condition in which lesions normally develop on the lower part of the leg. Other body parts can also be affected. NLD occurs due to collagen degeneration and inflammation associated with the thickening of blood vessel walls and fat disposition. A rash of several spots usually appears as […]

Gout and Your Feet

Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid. This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines that are found naturally in our diets. The actual build-up of uric acid […]

Common Causes and Risk Factors of an Ingrown Toenail?

Tight-fitting shoes or high heels cause the toes to be compressed together and pressure the nail to grow abnormally. Improper trimming at home of toenails can cause the corners of the nail to dig into the skin. Nails should be trimmed straight across, not cut down the sides too far (unless advised to do so […]

Foot Melanoma

Foot melanoma is a type of skin cancer that affects the feet. It can appear anywhere on the foot, including the sole or under a nail. It starts in a skin cell called a melanocyte. These cells are located in the uppermost layer of the skin. They are responsible for producing melanin, a dark pigment […]