Why are my heels splitting and cracking?

Why are my heels splitting and cracking?

One of the most common complaints we see as Podiatrists is heels splittng and cracking. During the warmer weather particularly, we are more prone to cracked heels. These can be painful and sometimes bleed. The most common causes are footwear (open backed shoes) and...
Easing the pain associated with osteoarthritis

Easing the pain associated with osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition which causes pain and swelling to joints in the body. It is very different from Rheumatoid arthritis which we will look at in the coming weeks. In the UK it is thought around 8 million people suffer from the condition. It is more common...
Choosing the right school shoes for your child

Choosing the right school shoes for your child

As a parent, choosing the right school shoes is a difficult annual chore! The last thing you need to worry about is children complaining about sore feet, or finding the school shoes you brought at some great expense in September, barely get you through to the new year...
Athletes Foot – not just for athletes!

Athletes Foot – not just for athletes!

Athletes foot is caused by a fungus on the skin of your feet. Unlike the name leads you to believe it’s not just athletes that suffer from the condition – at some point in our lives we all get athletes foot in varying severity. It is not usually serious and can...
Why do my feet smell?

Why do my feet smell?

Smelly feet aren’t a fun and can really affect your day to day life. Sweaty feet and smelly feet go hand in hand. There are a number of things you can do to treat them and more importantly prevent it from happening, especially if you are someone who only suffers in...