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 →

Thick Toenails

What are Thickened Nails? Thickened nails are also known as Onychauxis nails. This is an abnormal thickening of the nail which is quite a common condition. The big toenail is the most commonly affected. Cutting the nail becomes very difficult and pressure from shoes can cause this condition to become painful. This condition can progress... Continue Reading →


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 →


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 →

Achilles Tedinopathy 

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? You may have heard of different terms for Achilles Tendonitis. Achilles Tendonitis is Latin for ‘inflammation of the Achilles Tendon’. Tendinopathy refers to the disease of the tendon if the inflammation is not present.   Achilles Tendons are the longest tendons in the body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel... Continue Reading →

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