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Runners Knee - Patellofemoral Syndrome May 09, 2022

Patellofemoral Syndrome or commonly known as Runners Knee is pain around the knee cap (patella).

 As the name suggests, It is a common knee running injury, but also can be affected when the activity includes knee bending – such as walking, biking, and jumping.

 Anyone can be...

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Nail Reconstruction May 03, 2022

Toenail reconstruction is the restoration of a previously damaged nail. It is carried out by a qualified podiatrist for cosmetic purposes. The process of this treatment involves application of a number of layers of a special gel to the damaged nail or a portion of the nail. The nail is then...

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Fungal Nails? Lacuna Method Is Your Answer Apr 25, 2022

Lacuna Method is a simple, effective treatment of fungal nail infections.

 

How do I know I have fungal nails?

You may have noticed changes in the texture, quality and colour of your nails. Sometimes it is noticed after nail varnish or gels have been removed.

Typical first signs are...

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Intoeing In Children Apr 18, 2022

What is intoeing?

Intoeing is when the feet turn inwards when walking and running rather than pointing straight ahead. People sometimes described this as being pigeon-toed. Intoeing is very common in childhood and usually resolves without treatment as children grow up.

Most people think that...

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Do I Need Chiropody Or Podiatry? Apr 11, 2022

What is the difference between Chiropody and Podiatry?

 

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...

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Tip Toe Walking Apr 04, 2022

What is tip toe walking?

Tip toe walking is when children walk or stand predominantly on their tip toes.

It is one of the most common queries we get at South Dublin Podiatry Clinic.

Tip toe walking is relatively common; between 7 and 24 out of 100 children will tip toe walk. It is more common in...

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Top 5 Most Common Issues Seen By A Podiatrist Mar 29, 2022

Your foot is a strong, mechanical structure comprising of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. The load on the feet is consistent daily, and we expect them to take us the distance we want.

This intricate and highly developed structure needs a little care on a regular...

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Exercises for a pain free knee Mar 22, 2022

Many people feel pain and automatically think that rest is the best thing for you but unfortunately, in the majority of cases this doesn’t hold true for your knee joint. 

 

Your knee loves to keep moving. 

 

If you are experiencing stiffness or pain in your knee there...

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Couch To 5K Mar 15, 2022

With the summer around the corner and the evenings getting longer, there is no better time to get motivated to try something different.

I’ve got something for you which I’ve actually been trying for the past 2 months myself. 

 

Running! I know, the first thing that...

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Childrens Feet Mar 08, 2022

Patients with foot problems come to us in all shapes and sizes from 6 months to 100yrs. We love to see kids coming in as they are always smiling and have great stories to tell. My favourite memory is one 11yr old lad who brought in his accordion to one appointment to play a tune for me.

 

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Sesamoiditis – what is it? Mar 01, 2022

Sesamoiditis is an overuse injury that causes pain in the ball of the foot and specifically under the big toe joint.

The sesamoid bones are very small bones that are located under the big toe joint. They are similar in appearance to tiny kneecap bones and similarly, their job is to act...

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Foot Bursitis? What It Is & How Can It Be Treated Feb 23, 2022

Foot bursitis is rarely discussed in comparison to muscle, tendon, and ligament ailments, but surprisingly is a very common cause of foot pain.

We have bursae (plural of bursa) throughout our bodies. If they start causing problems it’s painful and incapacitating, so it’s wise to know...

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