Feet and Leg Health in Pregnancy

About 70% of pregnant ladies admit to suffering from foot  and leg problems such as swollen ankles, swollen feet, arch and heel pain, cramps, aching, itchiness and varicose veins. Pregnant ladies feel under pressure to keep up with fashion trends, and risk pain and foot problems in doing so, due to unsuitable footwear. Some feel…

Foot Health During Lockdown

As podiatrists we are classed as keyworkers as we are frontline healthcare delivering professional medical treatments.During Covid-19 our role is to keep patients with foot problems away from GPs, A and E and particularly from occupying hospital beds, as well as protecting vulnerable people from the potentially risky hospital environment.This stands for both private and…

Runners Feet

With the Wigan 5k, Half Marathon, 10 mile and family run fast approaching, it’s time to start prepping your feet for the big day. Well-fitting footwear is essential, and it is best to invest time and money in finding the perfect pair of running trainers for your feet. Cutting cost on ill-fitting shoes that aren’t…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…