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Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails

An ingrown toenail is a general term used to describe any pain that occurs around the nail area. Ingrown toenails can happen for a number of reasons: a stubbed toe; a very curved nail that allows dirt to accumulate; a corn down the nail edge. The most typical cause is…

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Fungal Toenails

A fungal toenail

Fungal infections of the foot are extremely common – about 20% of the population are likely to be affected by this problem at some time in their lives. Fungal toenails are a section of this group. There are over a hundred thousand different species of fungi, but only a very…

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What is a Verruca?

Verruca on the front of a foot

A small skin lesion caused by a virus found on the bottom of the foot or toes, which closely resembles, and is often confused with, a corn. Its size is usually under 1cm in diameter but can grow larger and can also occur in clusters (mosaic warts). Verrucae pedis are…

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Children’s Feet

Keep our kids active! We all know that activity is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of our children. Don’t let pain stop them moving. A child’s foot has active growth centres which open at different times throughout their development. When the growth centres are open and growth is…

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Ankle Pain

Bare feet turned inwards

Ankle Instability – Loose or Weak Ankles This can occur if the strength of the stabilising structure around the ankle is not good. This will often lead to frequent ankle sprains. Ligament injuries also frequently occur in through the foot and ankle, the most common being ligament tears in through…

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