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Reasons to see your Podiatrist

Your foot hurts.  What do you do next?  Do you know why it hurts and what is causing the pain?  Can you see what is hurting it?  If you can, do you know what it is and why it hurts? What do you do about it?  Do you visit your local pharmacy / GP? How

NSPCC Number Day – Footwear

Today in national NSPCC number day. One of the most common reasons a child will call the NSPCC helpline is because of neglect. Neglect can come in all forms and applies to issues big or small. We take a look at children’s feet and a common form of neglect – incorrect footwear. Quite often, children

Children’s Feet – Footwear

A significant feature in your foot health is wearing the correct footwear, not only for your foot type but for the activities you engage in. Many foot problems are contributed by incorrect footwear. This can be anything from the wrong size, depth, length, width, materials and construction. When assessing and treating patients feet, I always

Verrucae – Treatment & Prevention

Verrucae   Verrucae are viral warts that occur on the soles of the feet or around toes. They are caused by ‘The Human Papilloma Virus’ which is highly contagious through direct person-to-person contact. Although they may be unsightly, they are harmless, often clearing in time without treatment. Callus can form over the top and make

How Does Diabetes Affect Feet?

High blood glucose levels can cause damage to the nerves in your legs and feet. This nerve damage is called Neuropathy and can lead to: Loss of sensation (feeling) in your feet Change in the shape to joints and bones in your feet Reduction in sweating and dry skin on your feet High blood glucose

Tennis and the Importance of Feet

Tennis is an activity where feet are subjected to constant movement - forward and backward, side-to-side, running, jumping and lunging. Understandably, with all that pounding, feet, ankles and tendons are at risk of problems. Potential problems Ankle sprains, stress fractures, heel pain, heel spurs. Whatever the cause, pain is an indicator not to be ignored

Diabetes and Podiatry

Whether you have had diabetes for many years or have been recently diagnosed with diabetes it’s important to get your feet checked at least annually by a suitably trained person By visiting a Podiatrist you can prevent foot problems, keep your skin and toenails in great condition and get everyday foot care advice. Regardless of

Biomechanics Case Study

Me and the Three Degrees I’ve always been a runner. I’ve run with horses and I’ve run with dogs. I’ve run up and down hills and in some serious “Muddy Runs” Mostly though, I just run; and when I can’t run, I attend spinning classes. It worked so well I “bought” a podiatrist with biomechanics

Best Foot Forward

Did you hear the joke about the American Podiatrist and the British Chiropodist? They were arch rivals… Actually, we now use the word Podiatry over here too, but the different terms still cause a lot of confusion. Chiropody refers to both hands and feet, whereas podiatry is specific to feet (and is the internationally recognised