Plantar Faciitis - How Your Podiatrist Can Help
27 January 2016
Plantar fasciitis is painful foot condition that can become chronic if not treated promptly by a qualified podiatrist. Read on to find out how a podiatrist could help you to relieve the discomfort of this debilitating condition.
What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a condition caused by the inflammation of the connective tissue that runs along the sole of your foot from your heel bone to your toes. Sufferers of this condition suffer burning or stabbing pain in their feet, usually after periods of inactivity.
Treating Feet Stricken By Psoriatic Arthritis
18 November 2015
Psoriatic arthritis is one of the lesser known forms of arthritis, but that doesn't make it any less debilitating than its more infamous cousins. Psoriatic arthritis manifests in a small but significant proportion of people who suffer from psoriasis, the more well-known chronic skin condition, which causes red, itchy scales on the skin. If this otherwise superficial disease manages to infect the patient's immune system, the body's natural defences against pathogens may start to attack the body's own tissues, particularly at the joints.
High-Arched Feet Explained
12 August 2015
When the arches of your feet are too high, your heels and the balls of your feet experience too much stress when you stand or walk as a result of your weight being unevenly distributed. The arches of your feet would normally provide the surrounding muscles with support and add stability to your joints, but overarched feet can lead to muscle weakness.
There's not always an identifiable cause for your arches deepening, but one common cause is the development of a neurological disorder, such as a stroke or muscular dystrophy, that's associated with poor muscle co-ordination and weakness.
How to Deal with Your Teen's Heel Pain
22 June 2015
If your physically active teen is experiencing severe heel pain, it may well be caused by Sever's Disease. Do not be alarmed as it is actually quite a common injury that occurs in adolescents. Although it can be painful, it is a temporary condition that leaves no long term effects if quickly diagnosed and treated correctly.
Learn more about Sever's Disease, how to recognize symptoms and the best ways to help your teenage recover.