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Do I Have a Verruca or a Corn? Nov 30, 2021

At South Dublin Podiatry, we see plenty of Verrucas and plenty of Corns and they’re certainly nothing to be embarrassed about! Quite often people ask what they are? What causes them? And which one do they have? This blog gives an overview of each and a handy key at the bottom so you can...

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Fungal Infections Nov 22, 2021

Fungal infections on the skin & nails are quite common. This blog will help outline what causes them, what you can do to treat it and tips to prevent it from spreading!

 

There are two main types of fungal infections on your feet.

First, we have Tinea Pedis, more commonly known as...

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Footwear Advice.... We've Got You Covered! Nov 15, 2021

FOOTWEAR

Footwear can be very difficult for people to buy but outlined in this blog are some tips of what to look out for when shoe shopping and general foot care when wearing shoes.

 

WHEN BUYING SHOES

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A SHOE

Firstly I will go through what four basic characteristics you...

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Exercises for a pain free knee Nov 08, 2021

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 are some simple...

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4 Top Tips to Protect Your Feet From The Cold & Avoid Chilblains Oct 11, 2021

At this time of the year its getting colder and colder. We all have to out on those extra layers and I don’t know about you but I wish I was in the Caribbean soaking up the heat.

Its important when it gets cold to look after those toes as you can’t get further from your heart and the...

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Fallen Arches? Here's Everything You Need To Know Oct 11, 2021

What Are Fallen Arches?

Flat feet are a usually painless condition where the arches on the inside of your feet are completely collapsed arches so that the entire sole of your feet touch the floor when standing. 

Flat feet can develop after an injury to the foot, such as a ligament, tendon or...

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Looking After Your Lower Back Oct 11, 2021

With the mixed weather we’re getting at the moment, we need to get out and make the most of the sunshine when it occasionally shows its head.

If your lower back is niggling or stiff then this may keep you away from some of your favourite activities such as playing with your kids, gardening,...

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Knee Injury? Oct 11, 2021

Runners Knee - Patellofemoral Syndrome 

 

  • 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,...
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Is Sciatica Causing My Back Pain? Oct 06, 2021

What is Sciatica?

The term sciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain- and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness that originate in the lower back and travel through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg.

What is the Sciatic Nerve?

Your sciatic nerve is the largest...

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Nail discoloration Sep 29, 2021

Colour Changes That Happen In The Nail

While our toenails are ideally meant to be pink - there can be many different colours that can appear on the nail.

 

Why are my nails YELLOW?

This can be due to the nail thickening and/or fungal infection. If you are concerned you have either of these...

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Bunion Pain - Is Surgery for my Bunions the only option? Sep 20, 2021

Everything you need to know

 

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...

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4 Top Tips To Follow When Walking With Heel Pain Sep 14, 2021

4 Top Tips To Follow When Walking With Heel Pain 

 

Heel pain is an inconvenience that the majority of us face when walking or running. It is especially common when you are starting to get into walking or running for exercise for the first time or if you have take a break from activity...

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