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 […]
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. […]
People often ask about the causes and treatments for sensitive feet. Their symptoms can vary greatly; some might only experience a mild tingling, others extremely ticklish, sensitive feet or a constant burning feeling, maybe it’s a sharp pain that is worse at night or an extreme sensitivity to touch, making the weight of a sheet unbearable. Some people find that every pebble or change in the ground can be felt even with firm shoes on. Our Podiatrists have found that some of the most common reasons for this condition include: Neuropathy Your feet may be overly sensitive due to issues […]
The Importance of foot care in diabetes
High blood glucose levels over a long period of time in diabetes can cause damage to the nerve and blood supply to your feet. There are often early signs of damage, which can be picked up if you know what to look for.