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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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Are Orthotics For Life? May 17, 2022

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics look quite similar to insoles but they are in fact medical devices which help to improve the mechanics and function of tissues and joints in your feet. 

You can think of orthotics like prescriptive glasses, the more you struggle with seeing objects further or...

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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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