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Foot Arthritis

Years ago, arthritis was considered an inherent part of the ageing process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down, but not so anymore. Recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of bed rest and drug therapy. There […]

Corns and Callus

Caused by abnormal pressure, corns and callus are areas of thickened skin. Consistent pressure causes the skin to thicken as a form of protection and compensation. This, in return, causes a callus or a localised corn to be formed. Corns are circular and deep. The texture of the skin is solid and tough. If not […]


Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe a painful foot condition in the area just before the small toes (more commonly referred to as the ball of the foot). Metatarsalgia can affect anyone who spends significant time on their feet and frequently affects runners and other athletes who participate in high-impact sports. Although generally not […]

Fungal Nails

A fungal nail infection referred to in medical terms as onychomycosis, occurs when fungi, a kind of microorganism infect your nails. You may first notice the infection as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your nail. Symptoms of a fungal infection may include brittleness, discoloration, thickening and crumbling of the nail, as […]

Severs Disease

Severs disease is foot pain and/or ankle pain as a result of inflammation of the growth plate of the heel bone in children. In the initial stages of the condition most children displaying signs of Severs disease will tend to hobble or limp off the football field, soccer pitch, basketball court or netball court. Kids […]

Growing Pains among Children

Children will often complain about pain in their knees, legs, ankles, and feet. Sometimes, they will experience cramps at night during sleep or after a strenuous activity. The problem becomes an annoying circumstance if such conditions become frequent and chronic. Although there may be other adjacent reasons that can cause such conditions, a lot of […]

Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease causes pain in the front of the knee. It is commonly seen in boys and girls between the ages of 9-16. It features a painful lump just below the knee, this is because of inflammation of the patellar ligament at the tibial tuberosity. The pain usually occurs during physical activity such as running, […]