5 hacks to keep ingrown toenails at bay

5 hacks to keep ingrown toenails at bay

  What causes an ingrown toenail? Ingrown toenail (known medically as onychocryptosis) is a condition where the edge of the toenail (most commonly on the big toe) pierces or catches on the skin as it grows up. MYTH: Nails only grow upwards they do not on any...
Warming up for sports—why bother?

Warming up for sports—why bother?

“Warm-ups have the ability to help prepare the muscles for activity. However, what’s changed is that we now question many ‘traditional’ warm-up methods; evidence suggests that static stretching probably shouldn’t be part of most people’s warm up routine,” says founder...
Your guide to choosing the right football boot

Your guide to choosing the right football boot

“Numerous sports people come to see me every year and apart from problems with foot or body posture, a big issue is wearing the wrong football boots for their feet,” says sports podiatrist and founder of A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care Dr Brenden Brown. Common football...
Think you have a heel spur? Think again

Think you have a heel spur? Think again

There’s a myriad mystery and misinformation about heel spurs. Just the thought alone of having a hard protruding growth on the bottom of the heel is more than a little alarming — but really, it needn’t be. What is a heel spur? “A heel spur is a small bony growth at...