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01
Oct
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
Ingrowing & Painful toenails
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  • ingrowing toenail . involuted nail . onychocryptosis . painful nail .

Ingrowing toenails are commonly seen in the clinic, they can be extremely painful and troublesome. They present in a variety of ways depending upon severity, duration, and cause.  The tissue around the nail can become inflamed and infected with antibiotics required. Ingrowing toenails can occur on any toe, however, the most common location is the big toe. The medical term for an ingrowing toenail is onychocryptosis. They occur in all ages but are typically seen in teenagers often who have…

18
Oct
Verruca Needling (Falknor’s Technique)
Verruca Needling (Falknor’s Technique)
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  • needling . verruca . verrucae . warts .

As previously posted verrucae can be one of life's frustrations; they can oft be stubborn and non-responsive to treatment. They are caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV) which invades and infects the top layer of the skin (epidermis). The HPV infection gets into the skin cells following an abrasion or breaks in the skin surface. The virus can then remain here for up to 8months. In our previous post on verrucae and warts we looked at the cause and treatments…

23
Sep
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
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  • Big toe joint pain . bunion . footwear issues . hallux valgus .

A bunion, known medically as ‘Hallux Valgus’ is an abnormal alignment of the big toe. The first metatarsal begins to drift towards the other foot whilst the big toe deviates towards the smaller toes. Hallux Valgus Stats: 90% of patients with a bunion can recall a family member also having a bunion. 38% of females and 21% of males are estimated to have bunions. 30years of age is the most common age of onset. Bunions are found in the non-shoe…

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 full…

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..... https://evolutionpodiatry.co.uk/wordpress/wp-admin/upload.php 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…

25
Jun
Big Toe Joint Pain (Hallux Limitus/Rigidus)
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  • big to joint pain . osteoarthritis .

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…

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