Anna Balcombe: Sports Podiatrist & Podiatric Surgeon
F.C.Pod.(s), B.Sc., S.R. Ch, D.Pod.M

Mill Hill, London NW7 : +44 (0)208 959 1908
Potters Bar , Hertforshire: +44 (0)7775 99 55 77

Category Archives: Condition

Bursitis

What is a bursitis? A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that forms in areas of extra rubbing and friction. When this bursa or sac like structure becomes swollen and inflamed due to abnormally high pressure through the tissue, it is called bursitis. Symptoms of bursitis usually occur after rest and relaxation. With activity…
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Numbness in the Foot

Do you have pain and numbness in your toe? A neuroma is caused by irritation of a nerve to the toes, most commonly between the second and third or third and forth toes. This condition can be worsened by shoes that squeeze the toes together, thus pinching the nerve between the bones. If a neuroma…
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Forefoot pain

What are the common toe injuries that cause forefoot pain? Sesamoditis A common injury that affects the big toe, where pain is felt under the ball of the toeon weight bearing and increased levels of activity. Sesamoiditis is caused by poor biomechanics and high impact forces and poor shock absorption in the forefoot. There are…
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Pain underneath your heel

Plantar Fasciitis/ Heel pain Plantar fasciitis affects the heel and is noted as pain under the heel pad when weight bearing. The symptoms are particularly noticeable when rising from bed in the morning or when sitting for a period of time then standing. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue, similar to a tendon,…
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