Have I Broken My Toe?

What is this picture? Below is an ultrasound of a ladies little toe. Many people think that an X-ray is needed to show a break in the bone but this isn’t the case. The picture below is proof. It shows there is a break and that it hasn’t healed. Sometimes just knowing...

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Choosing The Right School Shoes

It’s that time of the school year again... In recent years we have seen more and more people being 'foot aware', not only the aging population but in children as young as 20 months! A lovely little boy who sadly has ingrown nails that we are managingwith chiropody...

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Our 5 Star Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Check out our latest Patient review... Plantar fasciitis is the most common condition patients bring to the clinic. It can cause pain anywhere from soreness when waking up first thing in the morning to debilitating pain that prevents people from going into work. Now...

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Will Nail Surgery Make My Toe Look Ugly?

Many of my patients think that having nail surgery, as in having the sides of the nail removed from the big toe will make the toe look ‘odd’ or ugly. Below are a couple of pictures, the big toe on the left foot is the result of nail surgery I carried out back at the...

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Diagnosing A Stress Fracture With Ultrasound

Ultrasound has been discussed on many occasions in our previous blog posts but we haven’t gone into any detail as to the effectiveness of looking at stress fractures.  Most people consider a break to be seen on an X-Ray, or...

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Ingrown Toenail Treatment Results

Ingrown toenails are a patient issue we see regularly... We always try to treat our patients' ingrown toenails with chiropody, which we define as cutting and trimming down the side to alleviate the nail into the skin. However, in...

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Plantar Fasciitis: A Brief Overview

Coping with chronic heal pain can be a real pain in the, well, foot. Diagnosing exactly what the issue is can also be difficult without a proper medical examination. However, a likely culprit will be plantar fasciitis – a chronic, weight bearing, repetitive...

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When Should I Replace My Orthotic?

Your feet deserve some love... At Sussex Foot Centre, we pride ourselves in having our own manufacturing facilities on-site. We're able to diagnose and treat in quick succession. As we have discussed before, an initial consultation will usually require some form of...

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Three Common Foot Problems

Whether we’re walking, running, jumping, or climbing, our feet take a lot of abuse on a daily basis... In fact, according to the College of Podiatry, each of us will walk approximately 150,000 miles in our lifetime – that’s equivalent to walking around the world more...

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Fighting Verrucas One Foot At A Time

Warning! Satisfying before and after photo coming up... Now firstly you will see I'm a dreadful photographer, but hopefully, you'll be able to see what we achieved! The verrucas seen in the first photo were present on this gentleman's foot for the best part of 9...

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Marathon Training, A Pain In The… Foot

I am often asked 'what is the most common condition you see?' To be honest it has to be plantar fasciitis, of which we have spoken about many times before. The second most common condition that graces Sussex Foot Centre is pain and swelling focal to the big toe joint....

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X-ray vs. Ultrasound For Diagnosing Pain

The foot and ankle are hugely complex... Hence why the profession of chiropody, now more commonly known as Podiatry has been around in one format or another for hundreds of years. The images I have displayed to coincide with this blog post are to show just how useful...

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