Walking Tall: The Importance of Podiatry for Young and Old

4 Foot Problems Runners Can Prevent by Ditching Cotton Socks in Favour of Synthetic Running Socks

14 June

Runners typically spend plenty of time selecting their shoes, and usually plenty of money buying them. After all, picking up a pair of the right running shoes for your feet is vital if you expect to stay injury-free. However, most runners don’t give much thought to the socks that they will wear under those shoes. […]

3 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Feet

11 April

As an inflammatory autoimmune condition, rheumatoid arthritis can damage your feet by eroding the joints. Over time, this erosion can leave your feet swollen, cause pain when walking, weaken the surrounding ligaments and change the alignment of your feet. Those with rheumatoid arthritis are susceptible to the following three conditions as a result of joint […]

Four Tips for Treating Heel Spurs

18 February

If you feel sharp pains in the heels of your feet while standing or walking, you might be experiencing heel spurs. These occur due to a tiny bony protrusion from calcium deposits on the bone. Here are some treatments for this foot condition. Get Regular Exercise While it may seem like resting is the best […]

Do You Need to Have Heel Spurs Removed?

10 February

If you’re suffering from pain in your heel that seems to get worse after periods of inactivity, such as first thing in the morning when you get out of bed, your doctor or podiatrist, such as those at McLean & Partners, may have told you that you have a heel spur. These spurs are bony growths […]

Common Reasons Why You May Need to Visit a Foot Clinic

11 January

Most people tend to overlook their feet, despite the fact that these body parts are what take the brunt of supporting your entire body weight. It is only when foot problems start causing debilitating pain or become embarrassing that some people may consider paying a visit to a foot clinic. This, however, is not the […]

Footwear rules for diabetics

04 November

When you are diabetic, you have to deal with numerous health complications, and it might seem like foot problems would be at the very bottom of your list. But actually, you probably spend a decent amount of time on your feet every day, and if you don’t look after your foot care as a diabetic, […]

3 Home Treatments for Heel Spurs

08 September

A heel spur is essentially a deposit of calcium that extends from the heel bone, which can cause discomfort as you walk. Sometimes, and especially in the early stages, a heel spur can go unnoticed, but at its worst it can make moving around a real pain – literally. If you suspect that you might […]

Ankle Sprains: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

03 September

An ankle sprain is a relatively common condition, particularly in active individuals. This type of injury occurs when the ankle is twisted or turned inappropriately. In simple terms, there are ligaments in the ankle area and these are responsible for connecting the leg to the foot. They are flexible and allow a wide range of […]

How to Use Essential Oils between Podiatrist Visits

03 September

There are a variety of reasons why you may see a podiatrist, but the crucial time for you is between visits. You need to maintain your foot health and ensure that small issues don’t become large problems. One of the ways you can maintain your foot health between visits to the podiatrist is to use […]

Symptoms and Treatment Options for Bursitis Of The Heel

02 September

Bursitis of the heel is a condition that’s characterised by inflammation of the bursa, which is a small fluid-filled pocket located just under your Achilles tendon. The role of the bursa is to prevent friction around your heel bone and protect the surrounding muscles and tendons. It can become inflamed when you overexert or put […]