My Experience of Gestational Diabetes

That’s me 5 years ago at my baby shower celebrating the pending birth of my daughter Clara. I was suffering with gestational diabetes which had been diagnosed in my 36th week of pregnancy.   The afternoon tea party that my friends had organised for me and the cakes and sandwiches that I was SO looking…

A Remembrance Day Message 2020

Remembrance Day is particularly significant to me as a Podiatrist who comes from a Navy family where both my parents served in the Royal Navy. My Mother was a Wren and my Father was a Chief Petty Officer, Aircraft Artificer (Airframes and Engines) who completed a full 22 years of service mostly in the local…

The Truth About Pronation

Pronation is a word used to describe a perfectly normal movement and one that isn’t limited to the foot & ankle. Are you a pronator? Yes. Unless you have completely fused ankle and foot joints as a result of surgery or a rare medical condition, you are a pronator. Your wrist also pronates. Labelling people…

What’s that on the bottom of my foot?

This is not an uncommon question that we hear in the clinic, it’s commonly followed up with “It’s been there a while and it’s not getting any better” The chances are, you have a verrucae pedis, which is the Latin name for plantar wart – put that one in your back pocket for trivia night!…

Heel Pain In Children – What Could This Be?

What is the cause of heel pain in children? The most common cause of heel pain in children is Sever’s Disease which affects mainly 7-13 year olds who are very active. The condition is three times more likely to affect boys than girls and is most likely to occur at the beginning of the sports season,…