Entries by Craig Payne

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 […]

Heel pain that is worse first thing in the morning?

Do you have pain under the heel that is worse in the morning and gets a bit better after you have taken a few steps? If you do then there is a very high probability that you have plantar fasciitis and that pain is called ‘post static dyskinesia’. While there are many other causes of […]

How to fix ingrown toenails?

Ingrown toenails can become a real problem and they tend not to fix themselves. A true ingrown toenail occurs when a spike, sharp corner or edge of the nail actually penetrates the skin (becomes ingrown) and can become swollen and infected. A lot of people have pain down the edge of the nail that is […]

When should running shoes be replaced?

Running shoes are probably the most important piece of ‘kit’ that a runner has. Running shoes can also be expensive and if you are not using the right running shoes, this may increase the risk for an injury and may affect performance. Running shoes can ‘wear out’ and need replacing. How often should a running […]

Chilblains Season is Here

As the weather has started to cool for winter we have started to see some chilblains as it is that time of the year. That can also be a bit misleading as chilblains are not technically due to the cold weather, but are due to how the small blood vessels in the foot respond to […]

Our Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 has certainly been a major upheaval in everyone’s lives and in too many cases having tragic consequences. We have all had to adapt to the short term impacts of this on our lives and there will be long term changes in our lives as a result of this. We have had a number of […]