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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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What Is Dry Needling and How Can It Help?

20/08/2018

Dry Needling

Our specialist London podiatrists diagnose a range of foot injuries and conditions that require treatment by dry needling. But what is dry needling and when might it be the right course of treatment for you? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Successfully Treating Painful Heel Spurs

06/08/2018

Heel spurs

They might sound as if they belong on a pair of cowboy boots, but heel spurs are actually a painful and potentially debilitating foot condition. If calcium deposits accumulate on the heel bone, they may develop into pointy or hook-shaped growths, which are often around a quarter of an inch long. These bony spurs, protruding from the foot’s largest, most shock-absorbing bone, can have a serious impact on the surrounding tissue.

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Protecting Your Feet during Sandal Season

23/07/2018

Foot Care for Sandal Season

The sun is shining and temperatures are high: two clear indications that sandal season is here! Across the country people are kicking off their covered-in shoes and slipping on snazzy summer footwear instead.

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How to Keep Your Feet Cool in a Heatwave

11/07/2018

Keeping feet cool

The UK heatwave shows no sign of coming to an end, especially in our sweltering cities,with the Evening Standard recording temperatures as high as 35.4°C on the London Underground. While feet often feel a bit uncomfortable during the summer, some people find that weeks of intense heat make the problem almost unbearable. 

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What to Expect from Ingrown Toenail Surgery

25/06/2018

Ingrown Toenail Surgery

If one of your nails presses on or pierces your toe, it’s becoming ingrown. The problem, which usually affects the big toe, will only get worse without the help of a foot specialist.

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10 Essential Items for Your Home Foot Care Kit

11/06/2018

Foot Care

To keep your feet as healthy as possible in between regular podiatry check-ups, it’s important to establish an effective foot care routine. Don’t worry – we don’t mean anything overly complicated or time-consuming, just simple, worthwhile foot care tasks.

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Foot Care Advice for Parents of Teenagers

29/05/2018

foot care for teenagers

It’s well known that growth spurts are a major part of people’s teenage years, but are you also aware that one of the first areas to be affected during this period of intense change is the feet? As the BBC Science website explains, an ‘outside-in’ rule applies to adolescence, i.e. the extremities grow and develop before the rest of the body. Your son or daughter rapidly going up a shoe size could be an early indication that he or she is growing up.

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What to Do If Poor Circulation Is Causing Foot Pain

14/05/2018

Poor circulation can cause foot pain

Poor circulation in the feet can be a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle or an underlying health issue, so it’s definitely not something to ignore. Many people will experience a ‘pins and needles’ feeling in their toes or feet if they’ve been sat or sleeping in an awkward position for too long. However, if you notice such symptoms on a more regular basis, it might be time to get a checkup with one of our podiatrists who routinely check blood circulation as part of our service.

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