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 […]
Mrs FW Fakenham – Fungal nail infections FW has been coming to see us for the past 4 years. Most of her toenails had a chronic fungal infection that made them appear discoloured, thickened and painful to cut. Mrs W had stopped wearing any kind of open toe sandals or shoes that would show even a glimmer of her nails as she was so embarrassed by them. This was a great shame as she loved to holiday in Florida and Madeira regularly. At first, we suggested that she try one of our topical anti-fungal treatments alongside having all her […]
Throughout our lifetime we will probably walk enough steps to take us four times around the world! When you think that with each step we take, our foot will carry our entire body weight, then it is not surprising that our feet require a little attention, especially as we become elderly. One of the main effects in later life is the loss of adipose tissue, (padding), in the sole of the foot. This tissue acts as a natural shock absorber and so, as it degenerates with the normal ageing process, we have less protection from the everyday stresses and strains. […]
In-growing Toenails Symptoms and treatments In-growing toenails can be excruciatingly painful and can cause a lot of misery. Many people suffer un-necessarily with this condition, sometimes for years at a time. The good news is there is help available that will have you back on your feet in no time. In-growing toenails occur when the nail, or a splinter of the nail, digs in and pierces the flesh of the toe. As well as being very painful they can also be prone to infection. Often the toe is swollen, red, produces pus and can bleed. Most commonly it […]
A Spanish Podiatrist working in the UK Ever wondered about working as a podiatrist abroad? I always dreamt of experiencing England first hand. I never imagined it would be possible to realise this dream, whilst at the same time continue to pursue my career. Having completed high school, I embarked upon a two-year course in sports coaching which opened the door to becoming a podiatrist. I chose Barcelona University because of its outstanding reputation and great location, not to mention the distance from my “beloved” Mallorca. On completion of my degree I was given the opportunity to work at Dr […]
So many people ask us what is the difference between a Chiropodist and Podiatrist and we answer that nowadays there is no difference. Our society; the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists introduced the term Podiatrist in 1993 as it’s the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist and also to help distinguish State Registered Chiropodists (those that had undertaken a 3 year training course) from Chiropodists that had done a home study course.Nowadays both titles are protected and anyone calling themselves either title have to be registered and regulated by the Health Profession Council (HPC) Health Professions CouncilPodiatry is a […]
It was time earlier this year to re-apply for our accreditation with the Society of Podiatrists and Chiropodists. For the staff here at Randell’s, this is just the end result of an ongoing process, whereby we ensure that all of our premises are maintained at the highest standards, and that all of our staff undertake Continued Professional Development, to remain up to date with all the latest Podiatry practices and procedures.For Matt Allen, our Practice Manager, there was much collating of paperwork; ticking of boxes; crossing of t’s; and dotting of i’s. It’s a good job he’s so patient and […]
In the past few years of practice, numerous parents have visited the clinic to enquire 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 and acts of devotion to their children. Hopefully this short piece can help set some minds to rest.