Cosmetic Toenail Reconstruction

COSMETIC TOENAIL RECONSTRUCTION Cosmetic toenail reconstruction is a fabulous procedure for those who are self-conscious about having fungal nails, or have had nail surgery where the end result was not cosmetically what you hoped for. The prosthetic nail should last anywhere between 6-8 weeks, enough time to get you through sandal season or a special…

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Local podiatrist supports UK’s Foot Health Month

June is Foot Health month across the UK, and local podiatrist Sarah Smout of Family Footcare Centre, Wigan, is taking part to raise awareness of the importance of good foot health and help keep local people on their feet. Foot Health Month is an annual awareness campaign run by The College of Podiatry. The College…

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Shocking Diabetic Foot Figures

Anyone who reads my article regularly will recognise that one of my “straplines” is “look after your feet you only get one pair!”  This has never been truer! The number of diabetics in the UK is now over 4 million and rising, according to figures from Diabetes UK. It has been shown that around 6000…

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Giving Childrens Feet a Head Start

It is paramount at all ages to have good foot health and it starts at the very beginning of life. Feet should always be washed daily and dried properly, especially between the toes to prevent infections. The developmental years for children’s feet will directly affect their strength and mobility therefore early detection and treatment can…

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How Running Impacts On Your Feet

The Wigan 10k Run is only a few weeks away and many runners are well into their training regime for this increasingly popular local run. 2500 runners took part in last years event and the 2015 run is looking, at this stage, to easily beat last years number. This brings to my mind how we…

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Ingrowing Toenails

Ingrowing toenails can be a particularly painful condition occurring when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The area becomes very painful, particularly on pressure, inflamed, and eventually may become septic with yellow/white pus being present. Ingrowing toenails mainly happen to the big toenails but it can affect any toe. Whilst the…

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Winter Feet

As the weather is now changing, so we change our footwear. Our feet are no longer on display in sandals, they tend to be hidden in winter boots and footcare is the last thing on our mind, but this should not be the case as the cold and wet conditions can have adverse effects on…

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