Blisters

Blisters

What causes blisters? Blisters are caused by rubbing stress on the skin, this could be your shoe or sock rubbing on a particular part of your foot. Blisters can be painful or even dangerous so should not be ignored and need to be treated as soon as you see them. How...
Chilblains and Winter Weather

Chilblains and Winter Weather

Common Foot Problems – Chilblains Although the weather has been fairly mild, the forecast, as you would expect for this time of year, is for it to get colder. With this in mind we thought we could remind you about this common, often very painful, complaint and...
Ingrowing Toe Nails

Ingrowing Toe Nails

What is an ingrowing toenail? An ingrowing toenail is one that has put so much pressure on the edge of the toe, often due to its  curved shape, that the nail has broken the surface of the skin What causes an ingrowing toenail? There are a variety of reasons that an...
Verruca

Verruca

What is a Verruca? A verruca, or wart, is a virus that lies between the layers of your skin. At best they are inconvenient but they can become very painful and will often spread as they are highly contagious.   Symptoms Include:- Little black sports under hard skin on...
Corns

Corns

  Common Foot Problems – Corns What are Corns? Corns are small lumps of hard skin that can be painful. They’re not often serious. You mostly get corns and calluses on your feet, toes and hands. What you can do about corns? If you have diabetes, heart...