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Dancers feet are always moving

Dancers seem so glamorous moving about on the stage, but when they head backstage and take off their shoes you see a much less glamourous picture. Staying on your feet and executing those tricky moves takes a lot of work and puts an awful lot of pressure on the feet. We work with the dance companies to help rehabilitate their dancers after injuries, as well as strengthening and supporting the dancers feet to prevent injuries occuring in the first place. If you are a dancer or work with dancers, this site has ways you can practically support a dancer's feet to keep them performing.


Familiarizing Yourself with Diabetic Insoles

If you suffer from diabetes, then you need to ensure that you are wearing the right shoes. Ill-fitting shoes have been shown to cause a myriad of problems such as heel pain, ulcers, plantar fasciitis and other ailments. If the ulcers go untreated, you could have bigger problems on your hands such as infection and possibly limb amputation. To help with this, your podiatrist might recommend shoes with insoles.  Why would your podiatrist recommend diabetic insoles? Read More 

How A Podiatrist Can Support Those With Rheumatoid Arthritis

As an inflammatory autoimmune condition, rheumatoid arthritis often affects the joints of the feet and can cause foot pain, changes to the alignment of your feet and put strain on the tendons and ligaments of your feet. It's not uncommon for those with rheumatoid arthritis in their feet to find walking becomes gradually more difficult, but podiatry can support you to retain healthy feet. Here's an overview of common foot problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis and how podiatric treatment can help: Read More 

Understanding Achilles Tendinopathy

Your Achilles tendon plays an important role in the movement of your foot. It joins the muscles in your calf to your heel bone, so a damaged Achilles tendon can restrict your ability to move your foot in a circular motion or move it up and down. Achilles tendinopathy occurs when you injure your Achilles tendon and scar tissue develops around the tendon. Bands of scar tissue reduce the tendon's flexibility, making movement painful. Read More 

What do about papillomas

Papillomas are a type of wart that grows on your foot. Warts are caused by one of more than 100 types of human papillomavirus (HPV) and are incredibly common, especially among young children. But how do you spot these warts and what can you do about them? Symptoms A wart will usually show as a small, raised bump. If you have any raised bumps that match these characteristics, you may have a wart: Read More 

How to Identify & Treat Bunions

A bunion consists of bone and soft tissue and occurs when the bones in your big toe move out of alignment. If you have a hard bump on the side of your big toe it's probably a bunion and should be examined by a podiatrist as bunions can cause the cartilage around the toe to wear away, which can lead to arthritis in your toe. Here's what you need to know about bunions. Read More