Our selection of news where you will be discovering more about the latest conferences, developments and techniques

Bunions or “a stone in my shoe”

Bunions are widespread in the population and definitely one of the most prevalent conditions in our foot and ankle clinic. Some ...

Is my ankle broken?

Only in the UK, more than 1.5 million people attend A&E each year with ankle injuries. It is the most commonly ...

Increasing numbers of stress fractures

During the last few months I have seen an increasingly high number of foot stress fractures in my clinics. My assumption ...

Is foot or ankle surgery painful?

Is foot or ankle surgery painful?This question is frequently asked in clinics, understandably. With the use of modern techniques and the ...

Steps involved in bunion surgery

In bunion surgery, what do they do? What happens during Bunion surgery? Contrary to what some people may think, by “shaving ...

How soon after foot, toe or ankle surgery can I drive?

Driving is not permitted if you are in a cast or wearing an orthopaedic boot. As an orthopaedic study highlighted “boots ...

What are Hammer Toes?

A multitude of terms are commonly used to refer to deformities of the toes. Hammer toes are one of the most ...

Running injuries – common causes of foot pain in runners

Running has always been high on the charts of sports and physical activity. During the recently enforced lockdowns we saw a ...

Syndesmosis injuries or the “high ankle sprain”

A syndesmosis injury is a type of ligamentous injury also known as “high ankle sprain”. It is an uncommon type of ...

What is tarsal tunnel syndrome?

Surely you mean “carpal” tunnel syndrome?! Well not really, the more popular carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting the wrist ...

Living with ankle arthritis

By definition, arthritis means inflammation of one or more joints. Largely speaking there are two types of arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid ...

Foot or Ankle pain after running?

 Runners are known for placing significant strain to their feet and ankles. Unfortunately this means that the running enthusiast is at ...

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

What is plantar fasciitis?Also known as Policeman’s heel, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The ...

Athlete’s foot - Fungal foot and Toenail infections

Fungal foot infections are a very common condition. I still remember seeing my doctor and applying foot cream when growing up ...

The 5 most common fractures around the foot and ankle

Fractures (broken bones) are a common and temporary debilitating injuries. With the right treatment, patients can return to their previous level ...

Ingrown Toenail treatment

Ingrown toenails are very common conditions that affect particularly the big toe. Potential causes for this condition can be a combination ...

What scan do I need for my painful foot: CT, MRI, Ultrasound or an X-Ray?

These are all imaging investigations we commonly use in our day to day practice. Other more specialised images are also used ...

High heels and bunions

Do high heels cause bunions? Some types of footwear, and high heels in particular, have taken the blame for bunions but it ...

Is surgery necessary for Achilles tendon tears?

The short answer is: it depends on the Ultrasound scan.  There was a time when the distinction between indicating surgery or not ...

Keyhole / minimally invasive bunion surgery (MIS)

MIS (minimally invasive surgery) aka Percutaneous. This type of keyhole surgery is used when acting on the bone as opposed to ...

Mr Malagelada was Faculty at the AO course in Cambridge

During two days Mr Malagelada attended The AO Trauma Blended Course – Foot & Ankle Trauma and Reconstruction as faculty. After ...

When to consider bunion surgery?

This question comes up multiple times during our foot & ankle clinics. The answer is not always straight forward but most ...