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The Best Shoes for People Who Work on Their Feet

The Best Shoes for People Who Work on Their Feet

If you work in an environment that requires you to be on your feet all day, then you’ll know how important it is to wear shoes that allow you to do your job in comfort. Many of us will have been in a situation where all you can think about is getting home at the end of a shift to rest our aching feet. But what should you be looking for when it comes to the perfect pair of shoes to take you through a working day in comfort?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ingrown Toenail Surgery

FAQ’s about Ingrown Toenails

The questions people ask us about ingrown toenails and toenail surgery.

A lot of people ask us “is toenail surgery painful?” along with a bunch of other really interesting questions. So to save time and hassle, we thought it would be a good idea to get some of these frequently asked questions answered for you in our latest blog post.  So here they are…

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Shin Splints: What They Are and How To Prevent Them?

What are Shin Splints and How to Prevent Them

Shin Splints

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as shin splints, is a term that is used to describe the pain felt along the front of the leg, particularly at the shin bone. The pain is typically concentrated in the lower part of the leg between the knee and ankle. A common overuse injury, shin splints affect people who frequently participate in physical activity, putting stress on the muscles and bones of the lower legs. Read More

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MLS Laser Therapy – Podiatric Treatment for Pain Relief

MLS Laser Therapy- The Transformative Podiatric Treatment for Pain Relief

The use of lasers for both medical and aesthetic procedures has been increasing in the last couple of decades. Lasers have been implemented in fields such as optometry and dermatology and have been proven to be extremely effective and convenient. Whilst laser therapy has been included in a variety of medical fields as a replacement or an addition to traditional treatment methods, many are still surprised by its use in Podiatry.

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What to do if your child has foot problems

What to do if your child has foot problems: everything you need to know about Verruca’s and Ingrown Toenails.

Children are often on their feet, constantly walking and running. Therefore, it is very likely that your child will experience foot problems at some point. This can lead to stress and anxiety for both the child and parents.

 

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Essential Foot Care Tips for The Winter

Essential Foot Care Tips for The Winter

During the winter season, feet are constantly kept in warm socks and closed footwear. It is very important not to forget about your feet and to keep looking after them. Winter brings about different challenges to foot care and below we list some of the ways you can take care of your feet on those chilly winter days. Below are several essential winter foot care tips.

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Toenail Fungus Treatment and Fungal Nail

Toenail Fungus Treatment

Toenail fungus is an infection that works its way through any cuts in the skin or cracks in the toenail. It can be identified by the toenail changing colour and becoming thicker and, in some instances, can be painful. However, several toenail fungus treatment options are available.

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November Lockdown: We’re Open As Usual

As lockdown begins, Podiatry Station remains open!

Our clinic will remain open as usual during the lockdown!

Podiatry Station are healthcare professionals, and therefore we are exempt from closure during national or local lockdowns (all tiers). We are operating as usual, with strict health & safety measures in place, and will closely monitor advice issued by the Government and The College of Podiatry.

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Everything You Need to Know About Ingrown Toenails in Children

Everything You Need to Know About Ingrown Toenails in Children

Ingrown toenails can be a painful experience, and due to the recent Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, the number of children developing ingrown toenails increased dramatically. This was due to the lack of care available. We have seen a rapid increase of cases since reopening in May. When a child suffers from an ingrown toenail, many parents might not understand the signs or symptoms, and may not know what to do. In most cases, specialist assistance is required to solve the issue. Below we summarise what you need to know about ingrown toenails.

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Ingrown Toenails – What are they and how to treat them

Ingrown Toenails – What Are They And What To Do About Them

During the course of our lives, our feet put up with a lot. They are our most important mode of transport and it is very important that we take good care of them, whether this means buying the right type and size of shoes or getting any issues sorted out as soon as they occur. One common issue that you might find yourself facing are ingrown toenails.

What are ingrown toenails?

A common foot issue, ingrown toenails, occurs when the corners or edges of the toenail press into the skin next to the nail. This most commonly occurs on the big toe. However, it can happen to any of your toes. It can be incredibly painful and can sometimes become infected. An ingrowing toenail can be caused by wearing shoes that squeeze your toenails together such as those with a narrow pointy front. It can also be a result of cutting your toenail incorrectly (either too short or not straight across), and via an injury to your toenail (for example by dropping something on it or kicking something).

How can an ingrown toenail be treated?

If it is not dealt with properly, an ingrown toenail can lead to more serious issues with your foot, so when you notice a problem you should take steps to resolve it as soon as possible. If you have an ingrown toenail there are a few things you can try at home to treat it, and these include:

  • Soaking your foot in warm water several times a day for a couple of days – this can help to soften the skin
  • Ensuring your foot is dry
  • Wearing comfortable, wide shoes that do not make it worse

 You should not cut the nail or wear pointed shoes while you have an ingrown toenail.

Seeking help

Sometimes it is necessary to seek additional help from a Podiatrist if you have an ingrown toenail. We have recently seen an increase of patients suffering from ingrown toenails, and due to the lack of care available during COVID-19 lockdown, this has resulted in an increase of toenail surgeries (partial or full removal of the nail). With early intervention and ongoing management of the infected toenail, a Podiatrist can provide routine maintenance and help to avoid surgical procedures, where possible.

If you suffer from ingrown toenails and need to see a podiatrist, call us on 020 3327 0194 or book an appointment here.