How to Treat Gout

Arthritis is a disease of the joints which causes them to become inflamed and stiffen.  There are three types of arthritis.  Rheumatoid,  Osteo-arthritis and Gout.

Gout is the result of an imbalance of uric acid in the body, and affects more men that women.

The main symptom is waking up in the middle of the night with an acute throbbing pain in the big toe,

How to Treat Sweaty Feet

Most of us have suffered from foot perspiration and odour from time to time, yet for some people, sweaty feet are a persistent problem which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.

Sweaty feet are a complaint known as Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, and have a lot to do with how the sweat glands in this part of the body work.

What is Heel Pain and How to Deal with It

When walking, your heels repeatedly hit the ground with considerable force.  They have to be able to absorb the impact and provide a firm support for the weight of the body.

When pain develops in the heel, it can be very disabling, making every step a problem, affecting your posture.

There are various types of heel pain. 

Types of Corns

When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker to withstand the pressure.  When this pressure becomes intense, growths, in the form of corns and callus, may appear.

Corns always occur over a bony prominence,

What is Athlete’s Foot & How to Treat It

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection.  It can lead to intense itching, cracked blistered or peeling area of skin, redress and scaling it can occur on moist, waterlogged skin especially between the fourth and fifth toes. Or on dry, flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot.

What causes it

It’s caused by a number of fungal species which you can pick up from anywhere (typically communal areas such as pools,

High Heels – What You Need to Know

The position of the foot in the shoe and an often-narrow heel width can cause the ankle to become unstable, resulting in ankle sprains.

The calf muscle may shorten and tighten.  Wearing high-heels for long periods – more than six months – may cause the calf muscle to become shortened over time.  The body compensates for this tightness in the calf-muscle by lowering the arch of the foot,

Sporting Injuries

At AA Podiatry we can also help with any sporting injuries to the feet. Most sports will see people on their feet for prolonged periods of time; this can cause many problems such as stress fractures and ankle sprains.

A Podiatrist can carry out an assessment of your feet and advise on how to improve performance with exercises and postures.

Footwear and foot care advice

Our feet go through a rough time during our lifetimes, they carry us an average of five times around the earth. This can cause a lot of damage especially if we aren’t wearing the correct footwear.

Here are our top tips to remember when purchasing footwear:

  • Make sure you can wiggle your toes a little inside your shoes.

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