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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 13/2/21** As a healthcare worker, our lead Podiatrist Jonathan Small has had his first vaccination against Covid-19, and we know that lots of our older patients have had theirs too. This is great news as hopefully the world slowly starts to become a safer place again. At our clinic we work hard to ensure…

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National Feet Week – 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 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 often do those same people consider the benefits of an annual foot examination? Podiatrists are…

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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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Who You Gonna Call?

  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 is it not the same for problems with feet? Why is there not one answer…

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