Tag: foot pain

9 April 2020

Treatment of Hallux Valgus (Bunions)

What is it? Hallux Valgus, commonly known as Bunions, is where the big toe excessively angles (>15 degrees) towards the rest of the toes. See the xray. This can lead to a bony lump on the side of the foot and osteoarthritic changes to the joint. You can sometimes get an overlaying bursa (sac of […]

20 January 2020

The importance of checking our feet for Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a form of cancer. It develops from a type of pigment cell called a Melanocyte. Melanomas cause around 7,000 deaths per year. The GOOD NEWS is that if we can catch them in their early stages, melanomas are almost entirely curable.  But if they are located on harder to spot areas, like the […]

8 October 2019

Diabetes: Why are diabetics more prone to foot problems?

Diabetes is a disease caused by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Over time, high levels of glucose in the blood can have serious health effects. Diabetic foot problems is one of them and can effect the quality of life of a sufferer. How are the feet effected? Neuropathy, or sensory nerve damage: High sugar levels […]