Helpful Tips and Advice

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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5 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Foot Complications May 11, 2021

A common complication of Diabetes is foot problems.

Uncontrolled Diabetes can increase your chances of a number of issues from nerve damage to reduced blood flow. 

Diabetes causes the blood vessels in the body to shrink, reducing blood flow. This is dangerous as it can impair the...

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Plantar Fasciitis- Everything you need to know May 04, 2021

Are you suffering from heel pain? 

Is it painful to walk the first few steps in the morning? Is it sore after rest? 

You may have plantar fasciitis. Don’t ignore this pain, hoping it will go away, as it usually gets worse without treatment.

In this blog on Plantar Fasciitis,...

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Tips To Get Your Feet Ready For Summer! Apr 27, 2021

With summer right around the corner it’s the perfect time to start getting ready for ‘shorts and sandals’ weather - well what we consider ‘shorts and sandals’ weather.

During the past year we’re all into our daily walks and hitting that 10k step mark.

As the...

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Why do my corns keep coming back? Apr 20, 2021

This is by far one of the most common questions asked in South Dublin Podiatry Clinic and this blog aims to answer exactly that.

 

But firstly, what is a corn?

 

Corns are dense ball-shaped patches of dead skin cells and can occur in

many different areas on the foot. There are...

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Simple Tips For Treating Achilles Tendon Pain Apr 13, 2021

One of the more common foot injuries that we treat is pain arising from the back of the heel in the achilles tendon. So what should you do if you have an Achilles Tendon Pain? 

Well here are some simple tips you can start with:

1. RICE

The first step in treatment of Achilles tendon...

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4 Top Tips To Help Running Technique Apr 06, 2021

With everything closed and the new year began - running seems more appealing than ever. 

I always found that running is a good outlet both physically and mentally for me. It took awhile to get where I wanted but once I reached there I was overwhelmed with “runners high”. I...

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