Archive for the Foot Conditions Category

New Treatment – Lacuna Fungal Nail Treatment

New Treatment – Lacuna Fungal Nail Treatment

Lacuna – ‘an unfilled space’, ‘a cavity or depression’. This relates to the nail treatment because we create small holes in the nail plate to treat the infection. Fungal infections occur when microscopic fungi enters the nail usually through trauma or micro trauma from footwear. These reproduce

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What is a bunion?

What is a bunion?

Bunion Bunions are very common! More than 15% of women in the UK have them. The clinical term used to describe a bunion is Hallux Abducto Valgus. The hallux is the big toe, abducto describes the movement of the toe away from where it should sit and

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Benefits of The Anti Gravity Treadmill

Benefits of The Anti Gravity Treadmill

The Anti-Gravity Treadmill was invented by NASA because astronauts on the International Space Station have to exercise for hours each day to combat the loss of bone mass and muscle in microgravity. The design encloses a treadmill and the astronaut’s lower body in an airtight chamber. Lowering the

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Best Treatment For Calluses On Feet

Best Treatment For Calluses On Feet

Calluses on feet is a very common foot problem suffered by many people. More common in women than men, they can be quite painful and difficult to deal with. What Are Calluses On Feet? A callus is a rough patch of skin that develops somewhere on the

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The Most Effective Treatment For Heel Pain

The Most Effective Treatment For Heel Pain

What is the cause of Heel Pain? The nature of heel pain can be complicated as there are many potential causes of heel pain.  From a biomechanical perspective heel pain may result from an underlying back injury or foot injury which may be the result of poor

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A Simple Description of Foot Supination

A Simple Description of Foot Supination

Foot supination is the term used to describe the outward tilt of the heel. Foot supination can also be described as foot inversion, an under pronated foot or a Pes Cavus foot type. The supinated foot is less common that the over pronated foot. Foot supination is

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Pain under the ball of the foot – Metatarsalgia

Pain under the ball of the foot – Metatarsalgia

Metatarsalgia is a common overuse injury described as pain in the forefoot that is associated with increased stress over the metatarsal head region. Metatarsalgia is often referred to as a symptom, rather than as a specific disease. Common causes of metatarsalgia include interdigital neuroma (also known as

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is described as the result of increasing strain on the plantar fascia (can link to a section that describes what the plantar fascia is) as it inserts on the inside aspect of the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the

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What is flat foot?

What is flat foot?

Flat foot is a term that is often used to describe the low arched foot.  In the past a low arched foot was almost always considered to be a ‘bad thing’.  However, as science has evolved we have a better understanding of the foot and now know

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