Helpful Tips and Advice

Why Are My Muscles So Tight? Aug 15, 2022

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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5 Top Tips To Ease Swollen Feet & Ankles In The Heat Aug 14, 2022

We are at the end of Ireland's Heatwave this week, (or so we think!), and while the weather is beautiful it can be uncomfortable for some people.

If your feet tend to swell during the warmer weather, you should know that this is quite common.

It occurs as a result of your body’s...

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Athletes Foot Aug 03, 2022

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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Heel Pain: Achilles Tendinopathy Jul 25, 2022

What is Achilles Tendinopathy?

The Achilles tendon runs from the calf muscles and inserts onto the back of the heel bone. Although it is the largest tendon in the body measuring approximately 6cm in length, it is prone to overuse injury and degeneration. There is no good evidence that this...

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All You Need To Know About Corns Jul 19, 2022

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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Suffering With Plantar Fasciitis? Jul 12, 2022

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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Do You Think You Need Insoles? Jun 27, 2022

Often people are told by medical professionals to look into getting insoles, otherwise known as orthotics to help whatever lower limb and foot problems they may be having.

They also may know  very  little about them.

So let us tell you what they are and what the assessment process is...

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Flat Feet- Pes Planus Jun 21, 2022

Also known as pes planus and fallen arches, flat feet occur when the arches of your foot collapse down and sometimes the entire sole of the foot may touch the ground when standing.

Having flat feet is a very common and many be present from birth or can develop over time. It is very common...

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Sweaty Feet - Hyperhidrosis Jun 13, 2022

Sweating is a natural process, as it helps keep the body cool on warm days and allows the removal of waste products from our body. Most of us have suffered from foot perspiration and odour from time to time, yet for some people, sweaty feet (along with sweaty palms and armpits) are a...

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Footwear For Summer Jun 06, 2022

Around this time of year, many of our patients have more foot problems than other times of the year. The main reason for this is summer footwear choices which can affect men and women alike. 

 

Footwear Changes

Due to increase in temperature, sandals and open, low heeled footwear are...

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Achilles Tendonitis May 30, 2022

Pain at the back of the heel.... It may be achilles tendonitis.

One of the more common foot injuries that we treat is pain arising from the back of the heel in the achilles tendon.  Let us discuss what it is, what caused it, what is aggravating it and more important what you can do about it....

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Foot Problems During and After Pregnancy May 23, 2022

Sometimes pregnancy can cause a few different problems with your feet.

When listed together they can sound scary and intimidating but they’re not!

Knowing what to expect and why will help you in dealing with these issues if they appear. 

 

Common changes in the foot during...

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