Footwear, just how important is it?

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As well as examining the feet of Norfolk people, we as podiatrists ensure we look at the whole person and not just the hole in the person!  Footwear is always checked during appointments and we often have patients ask, “what is right for my feet?”  One common error is wearing whatever feels comfortable. Patients are often seen wearing slip on shoes with flat soles, mistakenly thinking they are good due to lack of discomfort. BUT slip on shoes don’t offer any support to our feet.  Whilst several studies have shown an increase in musculature activity whilst running barefoot and minimalist shoe wear such as […]

Newsletter Autumn 2019

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NEW CLINIC & NEW STAFF New Norwich clinic This modern, well equipment Clinic contains two Podiatry rooms and its own dedicated Biomechanics area which has been fully equipment with the latest pressure pad technology and video gait analysis. This move has allowed us to open many more clinics during the week. The new clinic is ground level with no steps, this makes the clinic accessible for all. You can also find parking in front of the clinic on the forecourt parking, accessible from the Heigham Road. Now open Our clinic is manned by our new receptionist Pete, pop in to […]

Glasgow to Norwich, a podiatry journey explained

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Leaving high school my interest in sports and fitness led me to studying sports coaching. On completion of this course, I took a year out to work and save money to travel.  Returning I wanted to use the skills I had gained from studying sports to transfer into a medical related field so with a bit of encouragement from family I decided to choose Podiatry. Glasgow Caledonian University Studying for four years and gaining my BSc Hons degree in Podiatry from Glasgow Caledonian University has equipped me well for the role. The exposure was great. I have been lucky enough to […]

High Heels – is it worth it?

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Ladies, we all love wearing high heels right?  We feel elegant, taller and just fabulous when we put a pair on! However, there is a reason our feet throb in pain after about an hour of wearing stilettos. Yes, you all know that feeling of pulling your foot out of the heels when the night has finished and wincing in pain. This is because, high heels – alas – are just no good for our feet!   If you wear high heels on rare occasions, at a party or wedding, there won’t be any long-lasting damage. However, if you wear […]

Why do I need podiatry?

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Why do I need podiatry? A patient’s guide to podiatry services​ by Karen Randell. Common concerns about podiatry treatment Will it be painful? Treatment is usually pain free and should give immediate relief from discomfort. Will I get an infection? All our instruments will be sterilised or single use. Our podiatrists are trained to prevent cross infection and will wear gloves and aprons for your protection. What if I still have discomfort? We expect our patients to walk out of the clinic in complete comfort but if you do still have problems we will offer you a free follow up […]

Footballers’ Feet: What are they like?

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In my experience as a Randell’s Footcare podiatrist working with professional footballers, I have found two well defined stages during the football season. The bad one and the worst. Blisters, calluses, damaged nails Despite what we might think (that footballers must have perfect feet), in contrast, once inside the treatment room you find completely the opposite. Blisters, callus, bruised nails, damaged nails or even no nails!  Sometimes our mission is just to make things a bit easier for them. Sometimes they just need advice to find the way to keep their feet in tiptop condition. In some cases we need […]

Summer 2018 Newsletter

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Miquel is one of our podiatrists and works in many of our clinics, working for Randell’s Footcare for 2 years and 5 months! He is known among his colleges for his witty and cheeky humor, as he loves to pull pranks! Miquel is from Majorca, and studied a Podiatry BSC at the University of Barcelona. Patients describe him as a ‘breath of fresh air’! Thank you Miquel for being a wonderful and core part of our team! NEW BIOMECHANICS CLINIC Our brand new Biomechanics centre in Adelaide St Clinic, Norwich, is now in full swing! We use cutting edge technology to observe […]

Spring News 2018

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 Many of you will know Matt as the friendly voice reminding you of your next appointment. His main responsibilities include ensuring all the appointments are booked properly & ordering supplies. Matt has been with Randell’s for eight years.  The best thing about his job is:  “meeting our patients and hearing so many amazing stories of their lives.” Matt has a gentle way of explaining things to our patients, he has over the years matured as an integral part of Randell’s Footcare     ANNOUNCING OUR BRAND NEW BIOMECHANICS CLINIC                                   […]

Growing pains and children’s limbs

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Growing pains?  Does your child complain of leg and foot pains?   Recurrent limb pain in childhood is a fairly common condition, with children typically experiencing aching pains in the late afternoon and early evening. The under fives might complain of their legs feeling tired rather than painful and you might notice they are unusually clumsy or unstable.  There is a lot of confusing advice about, including old wives tales which put it down to the growth process and the term ‘growing pains. Forget Harry Potter’s agonising experience of re-growing bones, there is in fact little to no medical evidence that the growth process is painful.  Should you be worried?  […]

Flat feet in Children

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Does your child have flat feet? Parents often ask us if it is necessary to treat a child for flat feet. Obviously they are concerned for the welfare and well-being of their children, so there is nothing “silly” about such requests. Hopefully this advice can help set some minds to rest. Children are not “little adults” Their feet and legs are not miniature versions of an adult form, as the child undergoes various lower limb changes during its first few years. If you look at an x-ray of a child’s feet, you might be surprised to note that there is […]