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What causes pain in the ball of the foot?

What causes pain in the ball of the foot?

Pain in the ball area of the foot is sometimes referred to as metatarsalgia. There are a number of conditions that can lead to pain in the metatarsal area of the foot which may produce a range of symptoms. This can make activities like walking or running painful. ...
How much does it cost to see a Podiatrist?

How much does it cost to see a Podiatrist?

So, you’ve developed a foot problem and you know that a Podiatrist is likely to be able to help, but how much is it going to cost? With the ever-rising costs of living, many of us want to keep a closer eye on our bank balance, so how much can you expect to spend when...
Physician heal thyself

Physician heal thyself

by Dr Mike Curran Occasionally as a podiatrist one comes across a foot condition in yourself, that requires both your own help and the help of others to resolve it. A while ago, I was diagnosed with tibialis posterior tendinopathy (otherwise known as posterior tibial...
Should I wear slippers around the house? By Dr Mike Curran

Should I wear slippers around the house? By Dr Mike Curran

At Rushden Podiatry we are often asked what to wear on your feet around the house and should you wear slippers? On average a third of over 65’s will suffer from a fall each year.             This is down to several reasons, such as loss...
What is an ingrowing toenail?

What is an ingrowing toenail?

By Chryso Massoura   Onychocryptosis is the medical term used for an ingrowing toenail. It can affect all people regardless of their activity level or age and occurs when the nail punctures the skin, often leading to infection and pain. You may also notice excess...
Will the UK energy crisis result in more chilblains?

Will the UK energy crisis result in more chilblains?

By Dr Mike Curran The novel Jane Eyre was published in 1847. Within the text Jane describes how she and other students suffered through winters at Lowood school for orphan girls. “Our clothing was insufficient to protect us from severe cold: we had no boots, the snow...