Fungal Nail Infection

Fungal Nail Infection Fungal nail infection or onychomycosis is a relatively common condition. We are exposed to fungal spores in our environment regularly. Typical places where we come in to contact  with fungal spores are gyms, swimming pools, studios and any other place where you may be barefooted with a moist foot. Onychomycosis is associated with…

CANCER – Latest discovery out of South Africa

Earliest cancer discovery Researchers from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, have made an important discovery that questions our understanding of why we get cancer. “Recent studies on Egyptian mummies failed to identify traces of cancer, leading some researchers to suggest that it wasn’t present in the pre-modern world. This study falsifies that,”…

Calf Muscle Tightness and Pain

Tight calf muscles are a problem for many. Sometimes the calf will cramp, feel stiff and sore or your legs may feel heavy. Since we use our calf muscles with every step that we take, this problem affects active sports people and sedentary ones. A modern, safe and effective treatment is to use radial shock…

Ingrown Toenails

    By cutting down the side of your toenail, a sharp nail spike can be created. The spike grows into the side wall (sulci) of the toenail and causes a significant amount of pain. An infection can then develope, making it very tender.   It is good practice to cut your toenails straight across…

Pigeon Toe’d Walking

Intoeing or “Pigeon-toed” is a reasonably common condition. It occurs when the lower part of the leg, the tibia, is rotated inwards (internal tibial torsion) or when the upper part of the leg, the femur, is rotated inwards (internal femoral torsion) or both. The legs will look like picture A if the femur is the…

Warts on the foot

  Humanpapillomavirus (HPV) is the virus responsible for viral warts (verrucae). There are currently more that 70 subtypes which cause specific types of infections. HPV enters our skin on the foot through portals created in our skin by for example, walking on abrasive pool side non-slip tiles, having very moist or very dry feet and…