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Winter Foot Care

Although our feet may be well wrapped up, winter foot care is just as important as it is in summer.  When feet are hidden away inside shoes and socks problems can develop unseen if you don’t have a good foot care regime in place.  A few sensible precautions and a little time spent on your […]

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Summer Foot Care

Caring for your feet is always is important but Summer foot care is doubly so as our feet are a lot more exposed when the weather is warm.  There are a few simple rules that will keep your feet looking, and more importantly, feeling good throughout the summer and prevent possible issues in the Winter. […]

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Do I Need Orthotics?

Orthotics is a word that is often bandied about when talking about foot pain, but what exactly are they?  The simple definition is a device such as a splint, support or brace used to help correct or improve the function of movable parts of the body. Orthotics in podiatry are generally inserts that fit inside […]

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Getting Older? Look After Your Feet

Getting older has many compensations – retirement, time to do more of what you want to do are not least amongst those.  Unfortunately, we do tend to have a few more aches and pains as well, especially in our feet.  However a simple foot care routine can go a long way towards making sure that […]

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Chilblains

Chilblains are incredibly painful for something so small – they mostly occur on your toes but they can also affect other parts of your feet as well as fingers and hands. What Causes Chilblains? Generally red and blotchy, chilblains are itchy and painful areas, they may be swollen and in severe cases cracks develop in […]

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Diabetes – Basic Foot Care

Basic foot care is important for anyone suffering from Diabetes, it has many debilitating side effects such as blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and amputations if it is not controlled. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of amputations and death today. One of the most serious complications of diabetes is foot ulcers. People who […]

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What Your Feet can Tell You

Foot Conditions can often be an early warning of more serious health problems and should never be neglected. Many foot conditions are not that serious but things such as discoloured toenails, sore or painful areas, swelling or persistent cracking could be signs of something more serious. Cold Feet We often joke about about cold feet, […]

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Veruca Pedis

What is Verruca Pedis? Verrucas are caused by a viral infection called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Verrucas can be caught by close skin to skin contact or indirect transmittal from contaminated surfaces, most commonly at a swimming pool. They can develop as a single verruca or as a cluster. It is recommended to see a […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis in the feet, others include psoriatic arthritis and gout. It is a progressive disease that can cause severe pain, deformity and immobility if untreated. It is an auto-immune health issue, which means that is […]

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Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is the thickening and inflammation of the plantar fascia. This is the tissue that runs along the sole of your foot, it connects at the heel and the ball of the foot. There can be many contributing factors to developing plantar fasciitis. It can be very painful and can […]

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