What Are Bunions And How Can Your Podiatrist Help?
30 September 2015
If you are experiencing pain and swelling at the base of your big toe, you could have a "bunion". So, what are bunions, and how can your podiatrist help to resolve the problem? Read on to find out more.
What are "bunions"?
Bunions are large painful reddened lumps that form on the outside of the base of your big toe. Often, your toe joint will be enlarged and affected by degenerative arthritis.
Does Your Child Have Flat Feet? What You Need to Know
23 September 2015
There are some genetic traits that parents pass along to their children. Some of your child's physical attributes, such as their hair and eyes, will often be a mirror image of your own. But there are some traits that you will not want to pass along to your children, such as flat feet. If you have flat feet, it's not conclusive that your children will also have the condition, although it's certainly a possibility.
Why pregnant women need to pay particular attention to their feet
22 September 2015
Pregnancy is a time when you can expect all kinds of changes in your body, and because they happen so rapidly, the changes can be alarming for some women. Of course, there is the obvious change of having a growing life inside you and the additional weight that you will put on to support your child's growth, but you tend to hear less about other changes in your body, such as in your feet.
Pain In The Ball Of Your Foot: The Common Causes And Treatment Options Explained
15 September 2015
Metatarsalgia, more commonly referred to as pain in the ball of your foot, is a common foot condition that can cause a dull ache or shooting pain accompanied by localised swelling. The pain may develop suddenly or gradually and tends to feel worse when you put weight on the affected foot. Here's an overview of the common causes and treatment options for pain in the ball of your foot: