Health First Southam Podiatry Blog

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

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 7, 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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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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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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