Health First Southam Podiatry Blog

Find out more about common foot conditions, podiatry treatments, foot care and more in our blog.

Kate Hughes – super receptionist and super mum

Feb 13, 2021

We asked our receptionist Kate Hughes to share her Health First story, so over to you Kate: Here is a little insight into my working life at this current time. I am extremely lucky to be able to juggle a…

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What is FOOTVALUE?

Jan 20, 2021

FOOTVALUE is a concept that our Lead Podiatrist, Jonathan Small has developed, having spent 30 years learning about it through interactions with patients and foot colleagues (Podiatrists, Chiropodists, Foot Health Practitioners etc.) and other healthcare professionals. Through gaining a greater…

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7 Foot Exercises for Balance

Jan 3, 2021

Feet are really important to us. They enable us to get places, be active, and enjoy our lives. They are the foundations of our body and without them we would be lost. Through a finely-tuned process of nerve signals, muscle…

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5 Qualities the Best People in the Feet Industry Tend to Have

Jan 3, 2021

Feet are everywhere. We are born with them, live our lives with them and most of us die with them (unfortunately some even die from them or without them). When something goes wrong with them, there is an array of…

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The cost of verrucas

Jan 3, 2021

Foot warts (verrucae) are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) of which there are more than 100 different types. However there are generally only 4 main types that affect the feet and each one differs in size, pain, and…

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The cost of corns

Oct 24, 2020

If you have ever suffered with corns on your feet, you will know how painful they can become if left untreated. There are numerous types of corns, but all of them can affect quality of life in some way. At…

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The cost of ingrowing toenails

Oct 24, 2020

Following on from last month’s article introducing the various costs associated with health problems, I thought I would start with something apparently fairly simple – ingrowing toenails. However they can be far from simple. In my days as NHS Diabetic…

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The cost of (im)mobility

Oct 24, 2020

The past few months have focussed all of us on the costs of things. COVID-19 has robbed us of so much, and we will never fully understand the costs to us as individuals and to society as a whole. Physical,…

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Health First and Covid 19 coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020

**UPDATE 29/9/21** All our staff were double-jabbed several weeks ago and our lead Podiatrist Jonathan Small will shortly be having his booster jab as a frontline healthcare worker. We are continuing with our Covid safety measures in clinic for those…

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National Feet Week – 10 painful foot conditions that can be cured

Mar 15, 2020

Have you ever heard the phrase “when your feet hurt, it hurts all over”? Well for many people, it really is true. Foot pains & problems are very common, and they reduce our mobility, restrict our activities, and even affect…

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