Ingrown toenails: symptoms, causes and treatment

An ingrown toenail can be uncomfortable, disruptive and a danger to your health if left untreated.  It forms when pressure is applied to the nail for prolonged periods of time, forcing the nail to pierce the surrounding skin.  If you’re unsure whether you have an ingrown toenail, read our podiatrist-approved causes, symptoms and treatments of ingrown toenails to find out:


  • Incorrect nail cutting: This is the most common cause of ingrown toenails. 


Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain.  It occurs when the tissue at the bottom of your foot (plantar fascia) that connects your heel bone to your toes becomes inflamed.

Plantar Fasciitis usually causes stabbing pain when you take
your first steps in the morning.  As you
become more mobile throughout the day,


Seven summer foot problems a podiatrist can sort

From athlete’s foot to corns, fungal nails and ingrown toenails, AA Podiatry explains how specialist treatment can fix those troublesome feet once and for all.

Summer is here!  But,
this might not be great news if you live in dread at the thought of having to
get your feet out. 


Flying for Holidays: How to prevent Oedema in legs

Summer is fast approaching and most Brits are preparing to fly to sunnier places.  Sunscreen, swimsuits, and beach towels all make their way on the packing list every year.  But most holiday makers don’t often think to also plan ahead for oedema.  

You’re not likely to encounter foot, leg or ankle problems if you’re simply on a ‘puddle jumper’ flight from London to Alicante. 


Appointment Walk-through: Ingrown Toenail Surgery

Uncomfortable at best, painful and infected at worst, ingrowing toenails can’t be ignored.  AA Podiatry can manage the full process, performed by specialists in a private medical environment.


An ingrowing toenail is a very painful condition which can be caused by an injury,


Running 101: Post-training foot care tips

An average marathon takes approximately 33,000 steps to complete.  Though much of the sport relies on core, quad and glute strength, it’s our feet that take the worst beating.  Sometimes the aching and pounding can persist more than just a few hours.  Life after a marathon goes on, but spending extra time on foot care can help heal runners’ feet faster.


Tips for good foot care

AA Podiatrists have come up with 10 tips to help you keep your feet in good condition and prevent foot problems:

1. Wash your feet

The first step in having good foot health is to keep your feet clean, daily. Wash them in warm soapy water every day.  Don’t soak them as this may destroy your skin’s natural oils.