Health First Southam Podiatry Blog

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

Save a foot, Save a life

Sep 18, 2019

  Just 3 weeks ago a new patient came to my clinic with a hole in his foot. Yes, you read it correctly – a HOLE! It was as if someone had gouged out a grape-sized piece of flesh under…

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A day in the life of a Podiatrist

Aug 16, 2019

Sometimes other Health Care Professionals (HCPs) spend a day with us at Health First Foot & Gait Clinic, and they are always surprised at the range of problems we deal with and the extent of our training, knowledge, skills, and…

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Good Podiatrists Never Stop Learning

May 30, 2019

Do you remember your 12th birthday? It’s that last one before you are officially a teenager. The one where you are two thirds of the way to adulthood with all of the excitement and fears growing inside you. My son…

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Jonathan Small Family Podiatrist with a model leg skeleton

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain #podshealheels

Feb 8, 2019

Welcome to the last in a series of 3 articles about plantar fasciitis that I hope will help you understand the processes involved in achieving resolution of this often frustrating and sometimes debilitating foot condition. In this article we will…

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Jonathan Small Family Podiatrist with a model leg skeleton

Diagnosis of Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain #podshealheels

Feb 8, 2019

Welcome to the second in a series of 3 articles about plantar fasciitis that I hope will help you understand the processes involved in achieving resolution of this often frustrating and sometimes debilitating foot condition. In this article we will…

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Jonathan Small Family Podiatrist with a model leg skeleton

Assessment of Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain #podshealheels

Feb 8, 2019

Welcome to the first of a series of 3 articles about plantar fasciitis that I hope will help you understand the processes involved in achieving resolution of this often frustrating and sometimes debilitating foot condition. In this article we will…

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Celebrations & flowers for our 6000th registered patient

Jun 27, 2018

This week saw our 6000th patient register for assessment/treatment at Health First Foot & Gait Clinic in Southam, Warwickshire Yes 6000 is a large number, but not as large a number as the nearly 12000 different feet (allowing for the…

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A patient with corns on their toes

Corns

Feb 15, 2018

    Are you troubled by hard corns, soft corns or seed corns? Don’t just treat them, get them permanently cured.   For Advice or Appointments Get in Touch

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A patient with verrucae on their toes and feet

Verrucas

Feb 15, 2018

Verrucas or verrucae can be painful and infectious. A variety of treatments are available to stop them from spreading. For Advice or Appointments Get in Touch

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An ingrowing toe nail

Nail Problems

Feb 15, 2018

Ingrowing toe-nails can be troublesome. Callouses and nail thickening can also cause problems. All are easily cured. For Advice or Appointments Get in Touch

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A patient with bunions on their feet

Toe Problems

Feb 15, 2018

Are your bunions, hammer toes or clawed toes causing you pain? Do you have difficulty with footwear due to your toes? For Advice or Appointments Get in Touch

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A patient with a fungal nail problem on their toes

Fungal Infections

Feb 15, 2018

Dry, flaky skin on your foot? Infection around your toes or nails? These are often caused by athlete’s foot or other fungal infections. For Advice or Appointments Get in Touch

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A podiatry patient with cracked heels

Cracked Heels

Feb 15, 2018

Embarrassed by unsightly cracked heels? These can become very painful if not dealt with promptly. For Advice or Appointments Get in Touch

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A podiatry patient with heel pain

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis

Dec 15, 2017

Podiatric biomechanics (aka MSK or Sports Podiatry) is a specialism concerned with the preservation, restoration, and development of the foot and its associated structures. It is very technical and requires a high level of skill to deal with problems of…

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A patient's feet lying on a podiatry treatment couch

Foot Pain

Dec 15, 2017

Orthotics (shoe inserts) help to correct foot function. These are becoming more widely used, especially as some types are advertised in the Sunday papers or at local pharmacists. However as with all medical problems, care must be taken with self-diagnosis and…

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A podiatrist using a treadmill for gait analysis

Shin Splints

Dec 15, 2017

Often seeing a Chiropodist or Podiatrist can lead to such a significant improvement in symptoms that your overall posture and gait improve. Even if you have no symptoms in your feet, correction of functional alignment problems in the feet can…

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