Entries by michelle

Shoes: Fashion v’s Function

Fashion v’s function: Why the difference between running shoes and casual shoes matters. Lately here at Mullins podiatry we have seen the emergence of casual shoes being worn for the wrong purpose. Both children and adults have presented with conditions that can in part be attributed to the wearing of the wrong shoe for the wrong […]

Children’s Feet

Children’s feet differ from those of adults. At 6 months, a child’s foot is still mostly cartilage with the last bone forming around 3 years of age. By 18 years, most of the bones in the foot are fully formed. In clinic, we are asked by numerous parents about the best ways to support their […]

5 ways to run faster

If you have been training for a while and are progressing to running a few times a week, and can handle a run of 5-6km such as your local Park Run on a weekly basis, you may be looking at how you can run faster. These 5 tips from Mullins Podiatry will help you develop […]

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts (Verrucae Plantaris) Nobody likes a wart and plantar warts can be a real problem, especially if they become painful and make normal activities, like walking, uncomfortable. What is a Wart? A wart is a small, contagious growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by the Human Papilloma virus (HPV). […]

Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of those conditions that all Podiatrists see regularly in their clinics. Anyone can suffer from heel pain, but certain groups seem to be at increased risk, including: –          Middle-aged men and women –          Physically active people –          People who are overweight or obese –          People who are on their feet for […]