Health First Southam Podiatry Blog

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

Feet

The Cost of Getting from A to B

Oct 8, 2021

    Over the past year we have written several articles on the costs (physical, emotional & financial) of treating various foot-related conditions, and you will find all those on our website blog page. We hope you found them interesting…

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Heels And Bottom Of Feet

The Cost of Cracked Heels

May 30, 2021

Now I know cracked heels may not seem like a big thing as they are so common, but actually they can be a lot more troublesome than maybe you realise. Whilst “weathering” of the heels through wearing open-backed footwear such…

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Shoes

PodsHealHeels: A discussion with comfort shoe retailer ShoeMed

Mar 13, 2021

Who are ShoeMed? ShoeMed is an award-winning specialist footwear shop that has been built partnering with Podiatrists, working together to provide the best possible outcome for patients. ShoeMed prides itself on the footwear they offer, the service they provide and…

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Heel Pain

14 Must Know Facts About Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

Mar 13, 2021

As we enter springtime, we will do more activities on our feet than we tend to do over winter. This can bring on foot problems for us, one of which is heel pain. But did you know that: (*click on…

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Heel Pain

Joanne Moss – From Legal Eagle To Fabulous Foot Fan

Mar 13, 2021

We asked our administrator Joanne Moss to share her Health First story, so over to you Joe: Who knew that an ingrowing toenail could lead to the perfect part-time job? That is exactly what happened after a visit to Health…

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Heel Pain

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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Feet

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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National Feet Week

Mar 11, 2020

What is National Feet Week? National Feet Week is taking place from 8th to 14th March encouraging people of all ages to prioritise foot health. The majority of people will automatically book regular check-ups at the dentist or optician, but how…

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Plantar heel pain / plantar fasciitis – Your 8 incredible protective mechanisms

Feb 3, 2020

Why all the fuss about heel pain I hear you say? Well unless you’ve had it, I guess you won’t really know. Those who suffer from it describe it as: Hell         Debilitating          Painful …

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The differences between Podiatrists, Chiropodists, Foot Health Practitioners / Professionals and others that treat feet in the UK

Jan 6, 2020

Our feet are invaluable to us if we want to be able to be active, mobile, and healthy. If they go wrong, then they can seriously affect our quality of life. Those who have suffered from foot-related problems such as…

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Sole to soul recovery

Nov 21, 2019

For anyone who has ever suffered with their feet, you will know how much of an effect that can have on your quality of life. Even the apparently simple things can cause incredible distress, pain, inconvenience, and threaten overall health…

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Who You Gonna Call?

Oct 21, 2019

  We all know that there is only one answer to this question if you have problems with a ghoulish ethereal being. Yes, it’s the Ghostbusters. And if you have problems with your teeth, then it’s the Dentist. So why…

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