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The cost of corns

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 their worse, they can even lead to infection and sepsis, but so can some of…

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The cost of ingrowing toenails

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 Foot Specialist, I was involved in the case of a man who developed gangrene from…

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The cost of (im)mobility

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, emotional, & financial costs have been bourne by us and will unfortunately continue for a…

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Health First and Covid 19 coronavirus

**UPDATE 1/11/20** There has been the announcement of another lockdown but this one is a bit different to the last one as there has been more time to prepare for it. As regulated Healthcare professionals, Podiatrists are allowed to continue seeing patients especially because we can help to avoid hospital care for people with foot-related…

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10 painful foot conditions that can be cured

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 our mood. However, there is good news – these painful foot problems can be cured.…

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National Feet Week

What is National Feet Week? National Feet Week is taking place from 9th to 15th 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 often do those same people consider the benefits of an annual foot examination? Podiatrists are keen…

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

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          Torture        Excruciating        Crippling        Depressing …

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

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 plantar fasciitis (heel pain), Achilles tendonitis, neuromas, ingrowing toenails, corns etc. will know how each…

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

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 plantar fasciitis (heel pain), Achilles tendonitis, neuromas, ingrowing toenails, corns etc. will know how each…

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Sole to soul recovery

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 & wellbeing. For instance, if you can’t manage to cut your own toenails (and you…

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