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15
Sep
Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s)
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  • Calcaneal Apophysitis . Childrens feet . Heel pain . Sever's .

  Heel pain in children is commonly caused by Calcaneal Apophysitis which is also known as Sever’s. Cause Calcaneal Apophysitis is a common finding during periods of growth spurts, especially in those who are very active and sporty. There often is an increased rise in occurrence when returning to school and starting to increase sport and activity levels. The growing part of bones is known as growth plates. The foot is one of the first body parts to grow to…

10
Sep
  • Flat feet and Children: Should I be concerned?
  • Flat feet and Children: Should I be concerned?
Flat feet and Children: Should I be concerned?
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  • childrens . Flat foot .

At first, most babies' feet look flat because an arch hasn't formed yet. Usually, the arch begins to appear by the time the child is 2 or 3 years old. What are flat feet? Feet with the appearance of being flat is common and seen in up to 20% of adults, many of whom are flexible and have no issues. Most of the population's feet have some sort of arch along the inside of the foot when standing. A Flat…

23
Aug
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
A Guide to Children’s Shoes
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A survey completed by the College of Podiatry highlighted that up to 29% of British children could be wearing shoes which are completely the wrong size. This could potentially cause blisters, bruises, and ingrowing toenails. Most children learn to walk at around the time of their first birthday. As your child begins to walk, shoes are an important factor to consider. A growing child will often need new shoes frequently. Nearly 1 in 6 parents (15 per cent) confess that…

04
Aug
3d Scanning has arrived in Clinic
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  • 3d scanning . casting . insoles . orthoses .

3d Scanning has arrived at the Portobello Clinic..... We have introduced some innovative 3d scanning technology recently at the Portobello Clinic, and have been achieving some excellent results. We now complete a 3d scan of the foot to make foot orthoses or insoles, when trialling this we carefully looked at accuracy and efficiency and compared to previous processes and how we took casts of the feet. This provides benefits, including time, a scan takes less than 5minutes in the clinic.…

25
Jun
Big Toe Joint Pain (Hallux Limitus/Rigidus)
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  • arthritis . Big toe joint pain . bunion . hallux limitus . hallux rigidus . hallux valgus .

Hallux limitus is a common cause of pain in the big toe joint. (hallux meaning big toe & limitus meaning limited movement) The big toe joint also is known as the 1st Metatarso-phalangeal joint (1st MTP joint) is made up from the long 1st metatarsal bone and the big toe known as the proximal phalanx of the hallux.  On the underside of the big toe joint, there are 2 small oval bones known as the sesamoids. (see here for a…

05
Mar
Welcome to Evolution Podiatry @ The Portobello Clinic
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26
Feb
  • Verrucae and Warts
  • Verrucae and Warts
  • Verrucae and Warts
Verrucae and Warts
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  • verruca . verrucae . warts .

Verrucae and Warts are one of life's frustrations; they can oft be stubborn and non-responsive to treatment. VERRUCAE FACTS: Warts and Verrucae come from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) About 1 in 10 people in the UK has a wart or verrucae at any one time   Causes: Verruca and Warts are contagious; they are spread from direct skin contact, or from damp places such as swimming pools and communal changing rooms. People whose immune system are suppressed or reduced are…

14
Feb
Sesamoiditis (Pain under the Big toe joint)
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  • Big toe joint pain . dancers pad . Sesamoiditis . Sesamoids .

Sesamoid injury is a relatively common cause of pain underneath the big toe joint, with pain when walking and running. It presents in various stages from irritation to fracture and can become arthritic. So what are the sesamoids? The sesamoid bones are two small bones located on the underside, and just behind the big toe joint, they are approximately the size of kidney beans.  Their function is to 1. help absorb shock during walking and 2. With their surrounding structures…

13
Dec
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