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Merriefield Podiatry Ferndown Clinic

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Located in Ferndown,
Serving Ferndown, Wimborne and Bournemouth
from Monday to Saturday


Chondromalacia (Patellofemoral Syndrome) – Runner’s Knee

ChondromalaciaChondromalacia Patella is the degeneration of the cartilage in the knee caused by mal-tracking of the patella as it slides over the femur.

It can also be an over-use syndrome caused by sports.


Now that Summer is coming to an end and the colder weather will soon be here, some of you will be affected by chilblains. They are more common in older people but conditions such as Raynaud’s Syndrome can also cause chilblains. Chilblains affect toes, fingers, heels, ears and the nose. They can also occur on bunions which are squeezed by tight shoes. Other predisposing factors are:

  • Poor circulation
  • Family history of chilblains
  • Low body weight
  • Smoking as nicotine constricts blood vessels