Fungal nail with “false negative” results?

So you think you have a fungal nail? Does any of this sound familiar? Yellow and discoloured? It has a line running through it or often down the nail. It’s maybe becoming crumbly and brittle? It may be a little smelly You think it’s a fungal infection and all the...
A new treatment for Heel pain.

A new treatment for Heel pain.

Shock wave therapy is a relatively new treatment option used for musculoskeletal conditions. This treatment was initially seen in hospitals for “breaking down” kidney stones that were too large to pass. A Step Ahead Foot and Ankle care has found it particularly...

How is a custom made orthotic created?

Several years ago A Step Ahead Foot and Ankle care decided that to have more control of our patients outcomes we needed to make our own orthoses in house. Patients and often their referring doctors often don’t realise that many podiatrists in fact do not make their...

What are Ballet Dancer’s feet?

While they may entertain you on stage with wonderful dancing styles which you have never seen, and you may think that they are smart in everything they do, but you are wrong – ballet dancers have very ugly feet. They suffer from a condition called Ballet...