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Pain and Inflammation: Lower Limb and Foot

Pain and Inflammation in Lower Limbs and Feet

There are several reasons why people experience inflammation and pain in their legs and feet. Lower back pain, knock knees, flat feet, tendinopathies, and plantar fasciitis are the most common musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. However, the list is endless. The good news is that technology has advanced significantly in recent years, providing a host of assessments and treatments that can assist with diagnosing MSK conditions in the lower leg and foot. Below are further details to help you get a better understanding of how we can help with MSK conditions.

Gait Analysis with the help of PODOSmart Technology

If you are a keen runner, walker or simply on your feet all the time, then a gait analysis is for you. If you are looking to improve your lifestyle and need treatment for pain or discomfort in the feet or lower limbs, a PODOSmart gait analysis is an excellent modern tool providing accurate results. This entails the patient going for a short walk with digital insoles that are placed inside their own footwear. The digital insoles have pressure receptors, motion detectors, and use artificial intelligence software to analyse your walking pattern. Alongside the gait analysis, the Podiatrist will also carry out a hands-on biomechanical assessment. This helps to assess your hips, knees, lower legs, and feet. After combining the results from the biomechanical assessment and the gait analysis, the Podiatrist will provide a diagnosis and prepare a treatment plan. The treatment plan often includes footwear advice, personalised stretching and strengthening exercises, insoles/orthotics, and laser therapy.

Laser Therapy to help kick start your recovery

There are many different treatment options available for individuals who are experiencing inflammation and pain in their feet and lower limbs. Laser treatment is one that has become incredibly popular in recent times. This offers a proven way of managing both acute and chronic pain that is caused by MSK conditions. MLS Class IV Laser Therapy reduces pain because it addresses the cause of that pain, whether this is by healing, repairing or regeneration. Pain relief can often be felt after the first session but does vary with each patient. Laser therapy is completely safe, as well as non-invasive and painless.

Final words on pain and inflammation in lower limbs and feet

Technology has advanced considerably in recent times, and there is an abundance of resources available to allow patients to achieve far better results than ever before. As a matter of course, technology is ever evolving, and future assessments and treatments will only get better. If you are in pain or discomfort, do not delay and book your assessment with the specialist MSK podiatrists at our outstanding rehabilitation clinic, so you receive the best treatment plan for your specific condition and symptoms.

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The Best Shoes for People Who Work on Their Feet

The Best Shoes for People Who Work on Their Feet

If you work in an environment that requires you to be on your feet all day, then you’ll know how important it is to wear shoes that allow you to do your job in comfort. Many of us will have been in a situation where all you can think about is getting home at the end of a shift to rest our aching feet. But what should you be looking for when it comes to the perfect pair of shoes to take you through a working day in comfort?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ingrown Toenail Surgery

FAQ’s about Ingrown Toenails

The questions people ask us about ingrown toenails and toenail surgery.

A lot of people ask us “is toenail surgery painful?” along with a bunch of other really interesting questions. So to save time and hassle, we thought it would be a good idea to get some of these frequently asked questions answered for you in our latest blog post.  So here they are…

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Shin Splints: What They Are and How To Prevent Them?

What are Shin Splints and How to Prevent Them

Shin Splints

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as shin splints, is a term that is used to describe the pain felt along the front of the leg, particularly at the shin bone. The pain is typically concentrated in the lower part of the leg between the knee and ankle. A common overuse injury, shin splints affect people who frequently participate in physical activity, putting stress on the muscles and bones of the lower legs. Read More

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MLS Laser Therapy – Podiatric Treatment for Pain Relief

MLS Laser Therapy- The Transformative Podiatric Treatment for Pain Relief

The use of lasers for both medical and aesthetic procedures has been increasing in the last couple of decades. Lasers have been implemented in fields such as optometry and dermatology and have been proven to be extremely effective and convenient. Whilst laser therapy has been included in a variety of medical fields as a replacement or an addition to traditional treatment methods, many are still surprised by its use in Podiatry.

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What to do if your child has foot problems

What to do if your child has foot problems: everything you need to know about Verruca’s and Ingrown Toenails.

Children are often on their feet, constantly walking and running. Therefore, it is very likely that your child will experience foot problems at some point. This can lead to stress and anxiety for both the child and parents.

 

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Essential Foot Care Tips for The Winter

Essential Foot Care Tips for The Winter

During the winter season, feet are constantly kept in warm socks and closed footwear. It is very important not to forget about your feet and to keep looking after them. Winter brings about different challenges to foot care and below we list some of the ways you can take care of your feet on those chilly winter days. Below are several essential winter foot care tips.

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Toenail Fungus Treatment and Fungal Nail

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is an infection that works its way through any cuts in the skin or cracks in the toenail. It can be identified by the toenail changing colour and becoming thicker and, in some instances, can be painful. However, several toenail fungus treatment options are available.

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November Lockdown: We’re Open As Usual

As lockdown begins, Podiatry Station remains open!

Our clinic will remain open as usual during the lockdown!

Podiatry Station are healthcare professionals, and therefore we are exempt from closure during national or local lockdowns (all tiers). We are operating as usual, with strict health & safety measures in place, and will closely monitor advice issued by the Government and The College of Podiatry.

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Everything You Need to Know About Ingrown Toenails in Children

Everything You Need to Know About Ingrown Toenails in Children

Ingrown toenails can be a painful experience, and due to the recent Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, the number of children developing ingrown toenails increased dramatically. This was due to the lack of care available. We have seen a rapid increase of cases since reopening in May. When a child suffers from an ingrown toenail, many parents might not understand the signs or symptoms, and may not know what to do. In most cases, specialist assistance is required to solve the issue. Below we summarise what you need to know about ingrown toenails.

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