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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. Bunions  or hallux valgus are a common condition seen within clinic.  Patients describe pain and discomfort from the bump or within the big toe joint or both.Footwear typically presses on the bony bump causing irritation.  So recall increases symptoms in the pushing off phase of walking.Over…

15
Sep
Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s)
  • Stuart
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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?
  • Stuart
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  • Flat feet .

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
  • Stuart
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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
  • Stuart
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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)
  • Stuart
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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…

26
Feb
  • Verrucae and Warts
  • Verrucae and Warts
  • Verrucae and Warts
Verrucae and Warts
  • Stuart
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  • verruca . verrucae . warts .

What is a verrucua or wart? Verrucae and warts are areas of thickened skin, that often can be unsightly and painful that commonly affect the skin on the feet.  What causes them and how did I catch one? Verrucae and warts are caused from a viral infection in known as the Human Papiloma Virus (HPV).  This affects the top or outer layer (epidermis) of the skin, by causing the skin to produce an excess amount of keratin, which produce a thick…

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

Sesamoid injury is a 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 roughly the size of kidney beans. Their function is to: 1. Help absorb shock during walking and, 2. With their surrounding structures, they…

13
Dec
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