February 2023

Achilles Tendonitis is a common condition that affects the Achilles tendon, the thick band of tissue that connects the calf and soles muscles to the heel bone. It is most often caused by overuse or repetitive strain and can occur in athletes and non-athletes alike. In this blog post, we will discuss the symptoms, diagnosis, […]

As a Podiatrist working in my own private practice, I often see patients with foot and leg conditions that require treatment. Recently, I invested in the BTL Radial Shockwave Machine (ESWT) to help treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, and stress fractures. In this blog post, I’d like to explain what Shockwave Therapy

Morton’s Neuroma is a common condition that can cause foot pain and discomfort, and if left untreated, can lead to more serious issues. If you’re experiencing foot pain or discomfort, it’s important to seek the advice of a Podiatrist. At Borders Podiatry and Performance Clinic, we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of foot conditions,

Bog toe Injection

As a Podiatrist, I’ve seen how foot and ankle conditions can really impact someone’s daily life. That’s why I often turn to steroid injections as a way to provide relief to my patients. I’d like to take a moment to explain the benefits of using these injections and the mechanism behind them, so you have

The Celtic SMR Class 4 laser is an innovative piece of equipment that has been used for a number of years within health care and we are pleased to announce we have introduced it into our clinic in Galashiels. With its advanced technology, it offers a wide range of benefits to patients with foot, ankle,

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that affects the bottom of the foot, causing pain and discomfort. If you’re experiencing pain in your feet, it’s important to understand what’s causing it and what you can do to treat it. In this post, we’ll dive into the anatomy of the plantar fascia, the mechanisms of injury,

Corns are small, thickened areas of skin that develop as a result of repetitive friction and pressure on the skin. They most commonly develop on the feet, particularly on the toes and soles. There are different types of corns, including: The cause of corns is mainly due to ill-fitting shoes or socks, irregular gait, and

Verrucas, also known as plantar warts, are a common viral infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are most commonly found in children and young adults. In the UK, the rate of infection for verrucas is relatively high, with an estimated 10-20%

Chilblains, also known as pernio, are a common condition that occurs when poor blood circulation causes the small blood vessels in the feet and toes to become inflamed. This can happen when the feet are exposed to cold temperatures and dampness. Chilblains can be painful, and in severe cases, they can cause itching, burning, and

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