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Foot Strengthening for Walkers and Hikers

14/01/2019

5 Foot Strengthening Exercises for Walkers and Hikers

Being one of the few forms of exercise that is free, simple and relatively easy to do, The College of Podiatry recommends walking as a natural way to stay fit and healthy. Just walking an extra 20 minutes a day will burn more than 3kg of body fat per year, as well as reducing stress and aiding better sleep.

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Top Tips for an Injury Free Winter Sports Holiday

31/12/2018

Winter Sports Holiday

Every year an increasing number of people enjoy winter sports holidays, so it’s inevitable that we see more patients with related injuries seeking professional medical help. A French market research company found there are 1.5 million Brits geared up for at least one winter sports holiday every year, with a further 2 million skiing or snowboarding on a less frequent basis.

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What Are Chilblains?

17/12/2018

What Are Chilblains?

As we head into the coldest months of the year, it’s time to think about keeping our feet warm and healthy. It’s well known that our feet play a huge part in our ability to regulate our body temperature, and while comfort is a good enough reason to keep your toes cosy, avoiding painful conditions, like chilblains, is another.

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First Shoes For Your Baby

03/12/2018

Baby’s First Shoes

While your baby is learning to walk inside, it’s recommended that you leave them to go barefoot. This helps them develop their balance and doesn’t restrict the development of their feet. But when they’re ready to get going outside, it’s time for another milestone: baby’s first shoes.

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How Much Damage Do Pointed Shoes Really Cause?

19/11/2018

pointed shoes and foot health

Since the 1950s, pointed shoes have been a fashion statement. Whether they’re skyscraper stilettos or sensible flats, shoes with pointed toes can be big trouble. Alongside other forms of footwear including ultra-high heels and flip-flops, WebMD classes pointed shoes among the worst designs for foot health.

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Foot Health Care for Babies

29/10/2018

Foot Health Care for Babies

When a child is born, it has only 22 partially developed bones in its feet: baby’s feet are a mass of cartilage, which develop as they grow until their late teens, when they have 26 fully developed adult bones. With so much physical development taking place in our early years, it’s little wonder foot health is so important for babies and young children.

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What Are Prescription Orthotics and How Can They Help?

15/10/2018

Prescription Orthotics

At Feet By Pody, we make, fit and review prescription orthotics for our patients. You might be aware that orthotic inserts can help reduce pain and discomfort for people suffering from a variety of problems. But what are they, and how do they actually work?

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Do Home Cracked Heel Treatments Really Work?

01/10/2018

Cracked Heels

Having dry, unsightly, cracked heels is a problem many of us will face at some point. Left untreated, cracks can become deep, painful and can even bleed, leading to major discomfort and the possibility of infection if left untreated.

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Keeping Your Feet Healthy Throughout Pregnancy

17/09/2018

foot care during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great physical change. While you may notice slight changes in your skin and hair condition along with the more obvious changes to your body, should there be any changes to your feet?

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Pedicures: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

03/09/2018

Pedicures

With the record-breaking heatwave of summer 2018 behind us, it’s time to re-assess our foot health. While having your toenails painted in a rainbow of bright colours can be a popular choice during the warmer months to show off in your flip-flops, what are the health benefits – and risks – of getting a pedicure?

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