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. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/growing-pains/symptoms-causes/syc-20354349 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 […]

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 helpWhy 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 and symptoms of hyperhidrosis:· Your feet sweat […]

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. The medical name […]

Slow pulse rate found with Doppler

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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 was feeling tired, […]