The Foot Collective: Plantar Fasciitis Podcast

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By accident, I recently came across the 2 founders of The Foot Collective on a podcast, talking about (you guessed it) feet! They seemed like very sensible people, like myself, trying to get as much information out there about foot health in a non-technical way, so I found them on Instagram and Facebook and listened … Read more

Acute Plantar Fasciitis: When Feet Go Bad

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I expect we all suffer from foot pains or aches now and again. Our modern lifestyle, whether you are standing or sitting all day can cause problems with your feet. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot pain symptoms that doctors and podiatrists see, and it is usually curable with the right shoes … Read more

Common Plantar Fasciitis Causes And Symptoms

What is Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common ailments that your feet can suffer from and is more common that you might think. On the bottom of your foot, is a fibrous band of tissue stretching from your heel to your toes called the Fascia and when this gets inflamed for any reason, your symptoms … Read more

What Causes Ingrown Nails?

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What is an ingrown nail? Firstly, let’s define what an ingrown nail (onychocryptosis) is.  An ingrown nail is where the edges or corners of your toenails grow down into your skin causing inflammation and pain. It usually men aged 15-40 and on your big toe where the tip on the corner of the nail grows … Read more

How To Relieve Heel Pain From Standing

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We are spending more time on our feet these days. Our modern lifestyle and the high number of service industry jobs need us to be up and about, moving and standing for long periods of time. It’s no wonder that in the US alone, over 10000 people seek help from a podiatrist each year, investigating … Read more

Toenail Melanoma – Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

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If you have noticed a dark, bruised looking spot or brown streak under your toenail, keep an eye on it as it is possibly a melanoma. These toenail melanomas are the same type that is found on any part of your skin, but they have grown underneath your nail. If you have spent many years … Read more

Does Plantar Fasciitis Also Cause Leg Or Calf Pain?

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Plantar fasciitis can often cause leg pain because any problems the muscles, achilles tendon and tissues in your feet and ankles can cause tension in your calf muscles. Any foot, ankle, walking, running or gait problems can cause leg, back and hip pain and this is the same if you have painful heels, heel spurs … Read more

Foot Pain From Driving

Foot Pain From Driving

Foot pain from driving is a very common condition, suffered by both beginner and experienced drivers. However, there are a number of reasons why you might be suffering from this kind of pain, which can make it hard to resolve. There are a few ideas, treatments and techniques that might help reduce the pain and … Read more

What Is Plantar Fibroma?

What Is Plantar Fibroma

Having a worrying lump is bad enough for anyone to have to deal with. Your immediate thoughts are to think the worst and start researching on Google for the symptoms – which is not a good thing to do! If you have a worrying lump on the bottom of your foot, that you can feel … Read more

Causes Of Big Toe Joint Pain

Causes Of Big Toe Joint Pain

Big toe joint pain or pain around the big-toe can be crippling for some people. Although this site is mainly about painful feet and in particular the issues surrounding Plantar Fasciitis and heel pain, there are other parts of the feet that become painful and that will be worth discussing for the benefit of everyone. … Read more

Diabetic Foot Pain Symptoms

Diabetic Foot Pain Symptoms

As you may have read in the news, the health impact of type 2 diabetes is climbing across the world. Diabetic foot pain (podalgia) is quite varied but also very common. Care of your feet needs to be considered as part of your therapy by your doctors. If your diabetes goes unchecked, it can cause … Read more