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 […]

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 […]