Entries by Craig Payne

“Coverload”

We are now a year into this pandemic. What a year it has been! One thing that has changed for a lot of people is our exercise habits. Due to the various stages of lockdowns, some people have started exercising more and some have started exercising less. This has led to some interesting outcomes with […]

Back to School Shoes

A new school year is starting soon and so is that tradition of getting the new school shoes for the year. As the feet of children are still growing, they are malleable which means that getting the fit of shoes wrong can result the potential of affecting the normal development of the foot and lead […]

What causes burning feet?

Burning feet is a common issue that we get asked about and it is often hard to get to the bottom of and difficult to deal with as it will often not be apparent what is causing the symptoms. The burning feet syndrome is frequently characterised by the sensation of burning and a heavy feeling […]

Do circulation boosters really work?

Short version: no Long version: no, they don’t. There are several brands of the so-called ‘circulation boosters’ on the market that make cautious claims about boosting the circulation. The claims are made with caution as there is no evidence that they actually do. You often see them being promoted on the morning TV shows, in […]

The Archie MOSI, Craig on the tools

Here is one of the many things that we can do with the Archie arch supporting thongs that so many people like. Craig is demonstrating a MOSI foot orthotic modification that can be made to the thongs. It is a bit on the technical side as it is designed for podiatrists to watch, but hopefully […]

How do you get some arch support in ballet flats?

Short answer: with difficulty. Ballet flats are a particular shoe design inspired by the shoes used by ballet dancers. By design these shoes are very minimalist. They do very little to the foot except cover it and come in a wide range of attractive designs. They also tend to be very snug fitting to help […]

Do you have restless legs syndrome?

Do you have restless legs syndrome? It is a miserable condition to have and we see it in multiple patients that we see (though they have come to us for another reason). We can only empathise with the impact that it has on their sleep and quality of life. Restless Legs Syndrome is a nerve […]

Where do you get your advice for plantar fasciitis from?

Heel pain is the most common musculoskeletal problem seen by podiatrists. The most common cause of that heel pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis. The problem with it being so common is that everyone is an expert on it and everyone has there own magic cure for it that they think everyone should […]

Covid Toes

Around April 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak in Europe there were increasing reports of what appeared to be chilblains on the feet appearing with a very high frequency in those infected with the novel coronavirus. The mass media caught on to these reports and a lot of attention has been paid […]

Gout hurts!

There is an old quote I often use about gout: put your finger in the vice grip and tighten it as hard as you can, that is rheumatism; give it another half turn, that is gout. The message of the quote is that gout really hurts, it is really painful, exquisitely painful. That is the […]