Is my heel pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis?

Man with painful foot

Do you suffer with heel pain? Especially in the morning or after extended periods of standing? The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis, which is an overuse injury of the soft tissue around the heel and the arch of the foot. It can cause severe pain underneath the heel, typically when you…

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Ingrowing toenail – how to fix it

An ingrown toenail

An ingrowing toenail is one of the most common and painful conditions we see as Podiatrists, but they are also one of the most easily fixed. They usually affect the big toenails and occur when a sharp piece of nail grows into the skin, causing swelling, pain, inflammation and sometimes infection. They can be caused…

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How to get rid of a child’s verruca

A verruca on a foot

Are you struggling to get rid of your child’s verruca? Verrucae and warts are caused by the Human Papoiloma virus (HPV) with 3-5 main strains causing verrucae. Most children will develop a verruca or wart during their younger years. This can be distressing for both the child and the parent. How do you catch a…

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What is Swift Verruca Treatment?

Swift Verruca Treatment Information

What’s the best way to get rid of a verruca? This is a question we get asked almost every day. So, let me introduce you to Swift Microwave Verruca Treatments, offered here at One Step Ahead. Verrucae are caused by some strains of the HPV virus. The way that almost all verruca treatments work is not…

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Do I have athlete’s foot?

Athlete's foot infection between the toes

Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection in the skin of the feet. Most people associate it with itching and soggy skin between the toes, but that’s not the only way it can show itself. Could I have Athlete’s Foot then? If you have chronic dry skin on your feet, even if it doesn’t itch, then…

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