Helpful Tips and Advice

Child With Heel Pain? It Could Be Severs Disease Aug 04, 2021
Is your child experiencing pain at the back of their heel? It may be Severs’ Disease.

While it's name sounds concerning, Severs’ Disease is a very easily treated condition and is more common than people think.

 

What Is Sever's Disease?

Severs’ Disease presents in children...

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10 Tips For Buying Back To School Shoes Jul 27, 2021

 

Children spend around 30 hours a week in their school shoes, or more than 15,000 hours during their school years, so it’s vital they’re fitted properly.

In the first 11 years of a child’s life, feet grow through around 17 shoe sizes until they reach 18 years of age, and...

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What Is Morton's Neuroma? Jul 20, 2021

Morton’s neuroma is a condition where an enlargement of a nerve in the foot causes altered sensation, for example: numbness, burning, tingling and/or shooting pain. These symptoms usually present in the ball of the foot and affect women more often than men.

What Causes Morton’s...

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Childrens Feet Jul 13, 2021

Patients with foot problems come to us in all shapes and sizes from 6 months to 100 years. We love to see kids coming in as they are always smiling and have great stories to tell.

Children come in to South Dublin Podiatry Clinic in 2 main groups, those with chiropody issues like Verruca...

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Why Are My Muscles So Tight? Jul 07, 2021

There is nothing worse than getting up from sitting down or out of the car and feeling stiff. It's something we tend to feel more and more as we get older.

 

This is not one of those blogs where I explain in boring detail the physiology behind muscle stiffness. It's more of a general...

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Ball Of Foot Pain (METATARSALGIA)…..WHY DO I HAVE IT? Jun 29, 2021

Metatarsalgia is a very common complaint seen in South Dublin Podiatry. It basically means pain in the metatarsal area of the foot.

A bit like saying you have a headache if your head is sore. An ok way to describe it but not the most accurate diagnosis.

 

Metatarsalgia encompases...

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The Danger Of Sandals Jun 22, 2021

Now that the nice weather is back in full swing (for the time being) I will discuss a short bit on the negative impact sandals can have on your feet.

While it is great to let the fresh air at your feet as in Ireland they are wrapped up in socks and shoes for ¾ of the year it is most...

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Top Tips For Exercising At Home Jun 15, 2021
Over the last year and a bit many of us have taken to exercising at home. It's a great way to keep healthy both mentally and physically In this blog, I am going to give you some top tips to help you exercise at home and to avoid injury!

 

 

  • Create a workout space/reminder

 

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Bunions- How to Avoid Surgery! Jun 08, 2021

Bunions are one of the most common issues that we treat from week to week in the clinic. However, they are something that our patients are usually very worried about as they usually don’t want to end up like a friend or relative who they say have “terrible feet”. 

 

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Athletes Foot Jun 01, 2021

Do you have itchy, red or scaly feet?

Is it spreading?

Do other members of your family have it too?

Here we discuss all about athlete’s foot and how to treat and prevent it.  

 

What Is Athlete’s Foot?  

Athlete’s Foot -also called tinea pedis-is a...

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4 Simple Rules When Choosing Runners May 25, 2021

If you go into most sports shops nowadays they will tell you that you need a certain type of runner depending on your foot type or even worse your arch height or shape. 

The truth is this type of advice is at best for the birds. Research has shown that picking your runner to prevent getting...

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What is the difference between Chiropody and Podiatry? May 18, 2021

This is a question we get asked on a daily basis.

All the members of our team are qualified Podiatrists, but what does that mean and why aren’t we called Chiropodists?

I find the easiest way to remember it is that Chiropody is anything to do with the skin or nails and Podiatry is pain or...

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