High Heels – is it worth it?

Posted Posted in Advice, Footwear, Neuroma, pain, Uncategorised

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 […]

Dementia and the Importance of Foot-care

Posted Posted in Advice, Footcare, Information, Treatment

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 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 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 […]

Why do my feet Smell so badly?

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Why do my feet smell? Stinky feet can be really embarrassing and anti-social. Ever wondered what causes the stench? Well it’s all to do with sweat and bacteria. Our feet sweat in order to keep the skin supple and moist and to help us regulate our temperature. However, when this sweat gets trapped in socks and shoes, it can create the perfect conditions for bacteria to thrive; warm, moist and dark. Sweat has a mild odour of it’s own but it is the bacteria that really cause the reek. Bacteria helps the sweat decompose and this releases a cheesy odour. […]

Elderly foot-care is so important

Posted Posted in diabetes, Footcare, pain, Treatment, Uncategorised

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. […]

Ingrown Toenails

Posted Posted in Toenail Surgery, Treatment, Uncategorised

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 […]

Bio-mechanical Assessment (Made simple!)

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 Specialists in podiatry and biomechanics Our feet are the only things that support us against the ground and the way they do this influences the rest of our body’s posture. We are specialists in podiatry and biomechanics.  Particularly interested in the bio-mechanical studies which serve to assess which type of treatment is the most appropriate for our patients. Examples of this are: advising certain exercises, the wearing of bespoke orthotics (insoles) and of course footwear recommendations. Observation tests First of all we carry out a static analysis of our patient, this is so we can observe the patient standing while […]