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Neuropathy

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Understanding Neuropathy Neuropathy is a dysfunction of nerves. It can lead to loss of feeling, heightened sensitivity or abnormal/incorrect sensations. It can also affect your ability to sweat, making your skin drier. Peripheral neuropathy occurs at the periphery – feet, and hands. It can be commonly caused by certain diseases, such as diabetes or rheumatoid […]

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Lymphoedema

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Podiatry and why do I need

Lymphoedema, A swelling problem Have you noticed your feet or legs are swelling and you don’t know why? By Clare Rushmer, Podiatrist Lymphoedema is a disease which occurs when the lymphatic system fails and fluid accumulated in the affected area. It causes progressive swelling, skin changes, fluid leakage from the skin, and an increased risk […]

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The Importance of Footwear in Children

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We are all aware of the rate at which children grow and the continuous changes in size and shape, so it can be difficult to consistently buy the correct footwear every time when shopping, even more so when children participate in sport, forever shredding and wearing down the materials on trainers! Generally, when buying kids […]

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Biomechanics

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Biomechanical Assessment

Biomechanics and how it might help me What is biomechanics? It is one of the fields of podiatry, which involves the prevention, diagnosis and assessment of the structure, alignment and function of muscles, bones and joints of the feet and lower limb. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomechanics Podiatrists think like engineers to understand the abnormal tissue stresses that cause […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]