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What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrists are experts in foot and ankle health. They can help to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions. Learn more about what a podiatrist does and how to find one.

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Ingrown toenails

An ingrown toenail is a condition that usually affects your big toe and can cause pain and discomfort. Find out more about its symptoms and how to treat it.

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Foot care

Some health conditions can affect the health of your feet, so it's important to care for them as part of managing your health and wellbeing. Find out more about foot care by reading our page.

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Flat feet (fallen arches)

Flat feet (or 'fallen arches') refers to the foot’s arch being lower than normal. It can cause pain in the foot, leg or elsewhere. Learn how to treat it here.

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Living with peripheral vascular disease

If you have been diagnosed with peripheral vascular disease, there are ways to manage your daily life. Find out how to manage with peripheral vascular disease

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Toenail infection

Toenail infections are common but they may also be a sign of other conditions. Find out more about what a toenail infection is, common causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention.

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Allied health

Allied health practitioners are trained professionals who are not doctors, dentists or nurses. Learn more about what these professionals do.

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Arthritis and children (juvenile arthritis)

When arthritis develops in someone under 16, affecting the joints and causing symptoms such as pain, swelling, and stiffness, it is called juvenile arthritis. Find out more on our trusted partner pages.

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Duchenne muscular dystrophy

DMD, the commonest muscular dystrophy in kids, causes gradual loss of muscle function, affecting everyday activity. Treatment may help daily life.

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Surgery for ingrowing toenail (adult)

An ingrowing toenail happens when your toenail grows into the skin which can get damaged, causing infection and pain. Surgery can correct the condition.

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