Injured Toe Nail

Toe all bandaged up.

Ask any Accident and Emergency Department and they’ll probably tell you that a high percentage of accidents occur in the home, especially in the bathroom and kitchen.  This is not suprising, as the bathroom normally has wet, slippery surfaces, and the kitchen has table and chair legs, sharp knives and…

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Runners Toe?

Running Pain Free

Anyone who has ever done any serious running or hill walking will have encurred a damaged or black toe nail at some point, often referred to as Runners Toe Nail.  Footwear is a big contributing factor to these.  They can be very uncomfortable at best and very painful at worse,…

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Thickened, Uncomfortable Toenail?

Meet the Footman!

Please note this article contains photo’s of a damaged toe nail, before and after a treatment.  As podiatrists we see and deal with these types of nails day-in and day out, and give patients a great deal of satisfaction and comfort from our treatment.  HOWEVER, some more sensitive people may…

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New Year Goals Not Quite On Track?

So it’s already February 2019, and those new year goals to get fit, lose weight, run a 5km or just start walking more parts of the ‘Cleveland Way’ have not quite gone to plan.   With less than one week of snow and wintry weather, the elements can’t be blamed. More…

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Lumps and Bumps?

I always say that footwear can either make or break the comfort for your feet, and here’s two great examples of either simply adjusting your footwear, or how wearing a different type of shoe can make a big difference. I recently had the pleasure of attending a three day residential…

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Toe Pain?

1.5mm thorn

We can all get foreign objects in our feet, from small stones to shards of glass, and when you get something cutting into your foot, boy do you know about it with every step. I’ll start by thanking my patient for giving me permission to use his photo of his…

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Foot Pain? Does the shoe fit?

Did you know that many foot pain problems are actually caused by either inappropriate footwear, or incorrectly fitted footwear. Inappropriate footwear could be wearing unsupportive footwear whilst walking across uneven ground, or wearing a pair of trainers to play football or a wet grass pitch. Incorrectly fitted footwear can be…

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Heel Pain?

Most people who have heel pain seek advice from one of two people.  Their own doctor, or more commonly these days, Doctor Google! Unfortunately, a correct diagnosis can only be made with the correct questions being asked, and after a good history has been taken.  Most people with heel pain…

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Acklam Hall Clinic

acklam hall podiatry

I am delighted to announce that from 3rd September 2018 I will be practising from my brand new clinic in Acklam Hall, Middlesbrough. Appointments will be available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning in this stunning 300 year old Grade I listed building.  With plentiful parking and state of…

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Verrucas: Facts and Fiction

footman podiatry verruca treatment

Verrucae are probably amongst the most common foot infection amongst children and young adults, along with athletes foot, however, they are notoriously difficult to treat.  There’s a whole range of products on the market, and an even greater list of ‘complementary therapies’ which can be discovered if you give the…

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