As the sportsman’s injury, plantar fasciitis makes sports headlines in the USA, UK podiatrist, Martine Abrahams sheds some light on this common, often debilitating condition

High profile athletes might create headlines, but this painful condition can affect us all. The plantar tendon and its function: The plantar tendon runs the length of the bottom of your foot, spanning the area from the base of the toes to the front of your heel. The two ends of the tendon attach at […]

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Watch out pregnant women – it’s not only your bump that gets bigger – often feet do too!

As if those seemingly endless 9 months weren’t enough to bear, try adding a 7lb bump and swollen feet into the bargain – not much fun! Why do feet get bigger? The obvious reason is fluid retention. Gravity pulls fluid down to the lower extremities resulting in ballooning ankles. A lesser-known cause of enlarging feet […]

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Festival-goers BEWARE – fungal spores lurk in dark, damp conditions, waiting to take hold in those vulnerable nail beds!

Glastonbury Festival 2013 is upon us and I hope all you intrepid campers have fun in the sun, but, JUST in case the British summer does what it does best, please remember to take good care of your feet. Clearly foot care will not be your number one priority, but maybe it should move up […]

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Groundbreaking ‘cold’ laser battling locker room foot fungus (onychomycosis). 2013 has already seen a dramatic increase in number of cases – possibly due to record breaking wet weather

Athletes beware, silent and unsightly, fungal spores lurk in dark, damp, warm places, waiting to get a hold through chapped or cut skin Latest, technological advance in laser therapy produces a device that delivers light waves directly to the cause of the infection, killing spores and yet is PAIN FREE – truly revolutionary. Until now, […]

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Mail On Sunday foot feature with expert comment from leading podiatrist Martine Abrahams

Don’t be a FLIP FLOP. Are your feet fit for summer? It’s time to treat your tootsies says Zoe Griffin in today’s Mail on Sunday Martine comments on state-of-the-art treatments for nail fungus…Lunula Laser therapy

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Leading Podiatrist, Martine Abrahams on GOUT – “the disease of kings” or “rich man’s disease”

The topic for my blog this month is gout – an unpleasant and often debilitating disease, which can put you out of action for several weeks.  There have been a number of high profile sufferers throughout history – Henry VIII, Pavarotti, Jim Belushi and more recently, Jared Leto, who contracted gout symptoms after piling on […]

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