Doppler used to test circulation

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Doppler used to test circulation  Do you suffer from diabetes or another condition that affects blood circulation? If so then we recommend that you have a Doppler test at least once a year. However at Randell’s we will routinely test all of our patients as part of your assessment. Comparison of your Doppler results over time helps us to detect, monitor and treat any compromised circulatory problems that may exist. Sometimes problems arise from the medication that people take and we are able to refer back to the GP’s for review. High frequency acoustic sound waves are applied to the […]

Dementia and the Importance of Foot-care

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DON´T FORGET ME Why is good foot-care so important for people with dementia? People with dementia can be prone to a loss of elasticity, sensitivity and padding in their feet. They can also suffer with collapsed arches and poor blood circulation. In addition to all this, dementia can cause unsteadiness, which in turn can lead to increased risk of falls and broken bones. Good footcare can minimise the risks associated with all of these problems and keep feet in the best posible condition. How can I help a person with dementia care for their feet? · Pay attention to footwear: […]

Why are my feet so sweaty?

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Sweaty feet can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. However, you don’t have to just put up with it…. read on to see how we can help Why do feet sweat so much? There are more sweat glands in our feet than anywhere else in the body. Sweat glands in the feet are also particularly active. They secrete all the time, not just in response to heat or exercise.In short, even healthy feet sweat a lot. It’s just a part of our anatomy!   What if the sweating is really excessive? You could be suffering from a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Signs […]

Why do my feet Smell so badly?

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Why do my feet smell? Stinky feet can be really embarrassing and anti-social. Ever wondered what causes the stench? Well it’s all to do with sweat and bacteria. Our feet sweat in order to keep the skin supple and moist and to help us regulate our temperature. However, when this sweat gets trapped in socks and shoes, it can create the perfect conditions for bacteria to thrive; warm, moist and dark. Sweat has a mild odour of it’s own but it is the bacteria that really cause the reek. Bacteria helps the sweat decompose and this releases a cheesy odour. […]

Slow pulse rate found with Doppler

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Patient Story, Doppler Mrs DW   Sheringham This lady came for her regular treatment, she had no health issues except that she was feeling a bit rundown and tired, her usual list of medication had not changed for a while., during treatment I noted that her feet were quite cold, but it was a cold December day. Towards the end of her foot treatment I listened with my Doppler to her foot pulses.  They were easy to find but her actual pulse was slow, about 44 bpm. I explained that this would account for her cold feet and possibly why she […]

Patient Stories

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Mrs FW Fakenham – Fungal nail infections   FW has been coming to see us for the past 4 years. Most of her toenails had a chronic fungal infection that made them appear discoloured, thickened and painful to cut. Mrs W had stopped wearing any kind of open toe sandals or shoes that would show even a glimmer of her nails as she was so embarrassed by them. This was a great shame as she loved to holiday in Florida and Madeira regularly. At first, we suggested that she try one of our topical anti-fungal treatments alongside having all her […]

5 Interesting Foot facts

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Human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles,ligaments and tendons. Women are 4 times more likely to have foot problems , mostly due to footwear. Average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which add up to 115,000 miles in a lifetime (more than 4 times the circumference of the globe) During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck. Most of back, knee and leg problems are directly linked with foot disorders. “ The human foot […]

Elderly foot-care is so important

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Throughout our lifetime we will probably walk enough steps to take us four times around the world!   When you think that with each step we take, our foot will carry our entire body weight, then it is not surprising that our feet require a little attention, especially as we become elderly. One of the main effects in later life is the loss of adipose tissue, (padding), in the sole of the foot.  This tissue acts as a natural shock absorber and so, as it degenerates with the normal ageing process, we have less protection from the everyday stresses and strains. […]

Knee Pain : a confusing diagnosis ….

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We often see patients in our clinics who suffer with knee pain due to ‘arthritis’. This can be a rather confusing and misleading diagnosis, as it literally means inflammation of the joint and it is by no means always the case that the knee structures are inflamed..  arthritis of the knee is rather too unspecific and therefore not particularly helpful when attempting treatment. The knee joint is a highly complex structure.  It is particularly vulnerable to damage, as it not only takes the full weight of your body, but also any extra force when you run or jump.  Sporty people […]

Why are my feet so sensitive?

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People often ask about the causes and treatments for sensitive feet. Their symptoms can vary greatly; some might only experience a mild tingling, others extremely ticklish, sensitive feet or a constant burning feeling, maybe it’s a sharp pain that is worse at night or an extreme sensitivity to touch, making the weight of a sheet unbearable. Some people find that every pebble or change in the ground can be felt even with firm shoes on. Our Podiatrists have found that some of the most common reasons for this condition include: Neuropathy Your feet may be overly sensitive due to issues […]