Heel Spurs

What is a Heel Spur? A heel spur is an abnormal growth of the heel bone. Patient’s report that the pain is often worse in the morning and the first step out of bed can cause terrible pain. Heel spurs develop due to calcium deposits that form when the plantar fascia pulls away from the... Continue Reading →

Chilblains

What are Chilblains? Chilblains affect the toes but can also affect the fingers, ears and nose. They appear on the skin as small, itchy swellings which occur from exposure to cold temperatures and damp environments. The medical term for Chilblains is Pernio, which is an inflammatory skin disorder. They can be painful but rarely cause... Continue Reading →

Ingrowing Toenails

What is an Ingrown Toenail? An ingrown toenail affects the large toe in most cases but can also affect the other toes. An ingrown toenail occurs when a sliver of nail pierces the flesh at the side of the nail. The condition can be extremely painful and occasionally the toe can become infected. If an... Continue Reading →

Verruca

What is a Verruca? A Lesion on the foot, caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. How does a Podiatrist treat this?

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your foot and also acts as a shock-absorber in your foot. Patients report a stabbing sensation... Continue Reading →

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