Footcare

Family Business

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Meet Karen Randell, Co-founder of Randell's Footcare

Karen Randell is an experienced podiatrist and clinical director of Randell’s Footcare, the other director is Karen’s husband Steve and their son Aidan is currently in his 2nd year at university studying podiatry, so it’s a real family business!  https://cop.org.uk/become-a-podiatrist/career-opportunities-and-scope Randell’s Footcare offer excellence and expertise for all issues affecting the feet and lower limbs in […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]