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Corns and calluses

corns calluses

A corn/callous is a mass of dead skin cells that thicken in the outer layer of the skin. This is usually the result of repeated pressure.

Cracked Heels

Cracked-HeelsThere are many causes of dry cracked heels. The staff at North East Podiatry can advise you on these causes. They can also painlessly remove the dry skin and advise you upon ways of preventing the cracking from re-occuring.

Diabetes

DiabetesDiabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body is unable to use it properly. This is because the body's method of converting glucose into energy is not working as it should.

Heel Pain (Plantar fasciitis)

plantar faciitisThe plantar fascia can be thought of as a wide, tight rubber band which attaches to the heel and extends forward to the toes, occupying the central area of the sole.

Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown-toenailWhen a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the skin, usually at the nail borders (the sides of the nail). This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe.

Neuroma

neuromaBasically, it is a lump in the nerve that runs usually between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals (can also be elsewhere). It is where two nerves become inflammed and irritated and it produces a radiating pain up into the web spaces and toes. It’s the most common neural condition in the foot and is usually seen in women aged over the age of 40.

Orthotics

orthosesFoot pain, shin splints, knee injuries, back ache…..if any (or all) of these sound painfully familiar, your feet may be letting you down.

Severs

seversSevers occurs at the rear of the heel. The heel becomes temporarily softened, and while in this state, is liable to deformation, due to repetitive stress from the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel.

Stress Fractures

stress fracturesStress fractures are tiny breaks in the bones of the feet that can lead to complete breaks if left untreated. They can be caused by over training, hard surfaces, poor shoes, flat feet or other foot deformities.

Tinea

tineaTinea is an infection of the foot that can affect the toenails or the skin. It is caused by a fungus that thrives in humid and warm areas eg. your shoes, socks and toe spaces.

Varicose Veins

varicose veinsVaricose Veins are veins that have become dilated, lengthened and are visible usually around the calf muscles, knees and lower thighs. They result from an increase of pressure within the veins, which cause them to swell.

Warts

wartsWarts are the result of a viral infection. There are several types which may look different depending on where they occur on the body.

Flat Feet

flat feetFlat feet, or over pronation is a common biomechanical problem which is caused by collapsing of the arch when weight bearing.

Back, Knee, Shin, Forefoot and Ankle pain

knee painPain in the back, knee, shins, foot or ankle can be incredibly disruptive to daily life.

Foot Odour

PedozFoot odour is a common problem caused by excessive perspiration and the growth of bacteria on the feet.

Bunions

BunionA bunion is a deformity of the big toe joint that connects the foot.

Chilblains

chilblainsChilblains are patches of red, swollen and itchy skin often caused by cold weather and sometimes exacerbated by poor circulation.