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A naval bone and the Duke of Edinburgh?

A naval bone and the Duke of Edinburgh?

Nothing can be more exciting than see someone in pain make a recovery. Rachel wanted to undertake the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award that had been going as long as I had been living. The conditions for the awards are activity based and she was aiming for the Silver element. At 17 years of age this lovely student was not doing so well with her foot, and in particular her arch.

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Barefoot Kick off your Shoes

Barefoot Kick off your Shoes

There are 2 riders to bare feet activity permission based on existing problems assessing the ground for safety. As usual the author likes to delve into the internet and see what makes sound advice and what is fake news! This article is more than barefeet though. It looks again at information from the internet and asks HOW VALUABLE or ACCURATE is it?

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The Irritating Little Toe

The Irritating Little Toe

In this self-help article, the irritating little toe problem is discussed. Usually the problem will settle within a week of self prescribed care. I have chosen this subject as the condition is slightly different from the usual fungal infection affecting the toe. Before panicking and thinking you are unclean read this article from ConsultingFootPain.

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Cancer and the foot

Cancer and the foot

The fifth commonest skin cancer is the melanoma according to the Marsden Hospital (London) but other forms of cancer exist and the foot is as much a target as other parts of the body. The Mayo Clinic in the US suggests only 1% of cancers affect bone. Peeling information off the internet needs interpretation and in reality the foot is a low target for cancer.

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Introduction to Fact Sheets

Introduction to Fact Sheets

In introducing this article about fact sheets on this website ConsultingFootPain I will convey information about the five key foot problems I refer to as ‘the big five’. Of course these are just five common problems but there are enough foot health concerns to fill every day of a diary!

You can read what makes a good factsheet What should you ask from a factsheet? by clicking on the highlighted line. 

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