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Does My Child Have Flat Feet? Sep 21, 2022

High arches and fallen arches can cause a lot of different problems. From the feet themselves, the knees and even the back, these issues can cause us a great deal of pain. It’s understandable therefore that you may be worried that your child has flat feet. 

Fortunately, the arch is...

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Do You Need A Biomechanical Assessment.... What Is It? Sep 12, 2022

Have you got foot, knee or leg pain?

A Biomechanical Assessment Could Help You!

 

Do you have pain in your feet, knees or just your legs in general? 

Is it something you’ve meant to get checked but never got around to?

Don’t worry, our podiatrists are experts in lower limb...

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Verruca: What are they and how can they be treated? Sep 05, 2022

Verruca: What are they and how can they be treated?

Ok so I know Verruca is not a sexy subject! However when you get one on the bottom of your foot and it hurts all the time and seems be getting bigger and bigger and new ones are appearing then everybody wants to know how to get rid of...

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Back To School Shoes Aug 24, 2022

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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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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