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As the Summer holidays approach many patients are planning on going abroad to soak up some much-needed sunshine. Whilst the sun provides us with essential vitamin D, it is important to remember that skin cancer and melanomas of the nails is on the rise. Over 90% of cases are due to over exposure of the sun, making the disease largely preventable. By following the points below we can all enjoy the sun safely. Read More
But don’t be fooled when it comes to dealing with your own injuries! Our blog this month details what you should do following an injury or muscle strain. The first 48 – 72 hours after any injury can be crucial and many patients underestimate how they can help themselves.
The Easter holidays are nearly upon us and for a lot of us that will mean going away for a much-needed break. Just ensure that you soak up the sun and sea and don’t bring back any unwanted germs with you. Every year after the 2-week Easter break we see a large increase in the number of patients coming in with verrucae, that they have picked up whilst on holiday. Our Blog this month will hopefully educate you on how to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Feet are the body’s foundation, so keeping them healthy is critical to your overall health. Having healthy feet can relieve problems with other parts of your body, including your knees, hips and the spine. Custom orthotics provide cushioning and support to the foot and have been found to be a scientifically proven method of overcoming pain and discomfort.
The lead up to a surgical procedure can be a daunting experience. Anyone that has had any kind of surgical procedure in the past will know that more often than not, the recovery process is more challenging than the operation itself. Typically, foot or ankle conditions and injuries can result in a lot of time in rehabilitation, and that too after a lengthy period of being off your feet completely. This can take some adjustment and if you are struggling to adapt or do not know what to expect, we are here to help. To ease the process, our guide below highlights some of the key things you can do during your recovery from foot surgery.
Did you know that in just six months, your child’s feet can grow up to two sizes? This means it is important to choose the right shoes to account for this growth. When choosing the correct shoe size, make sure the shoe is around a 1cm longer than the longest toe. This will allow for growth and elongation of the foot when walking, keeping your child’s feet comfortable.
July 2011 was a very special month for us here at Podiatry Station, as this is when we first opened our doors to the public. July 2021 is equally as special, as we announce that Podiatry Station has now been established for 10 years! Time really does fly, and we are glad to have made it so far, but we are already planning the future!
We are extremely proud that the first ever patient who was treated at Podiatry Station, 10 years ago, is still a regular visiting patient at the clinic. Our longstanding patients have become a part of the Podiatry Station family, and we would like to extend a special thank you to all our lovely patients for their continued custom.
To celebrate, we are giving away a goody bag to all our regular patients. Stock is limited, so please be sure to collect a bag at your next appointment.
The Government has announced that all restrictions will be lifted in England from Monday 19th July. However, the advice is that everyone should be cautious. The country has recently reported an increase in cases and deaths, proving that this pandemic is far from over.
What are fungal nails?
Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is where the nail becomes yellow/white, thickens, and may even separate from the nail bed. This can cause the area surrounding the nail to become swollen, inflamed, and painful. The condition commonly affects the toenails and is most prevalent in older adults. This is because as you age your toenails become weaker and more brittle, meaning fungi can infect the nail more easily.
Diabetes is one of the conditions that if neglected or ignored can have a catastrophic effect of the feet. Amputations, gangrene, and painful neuropathy are all too common in the diabetic foot. Diabetic patients are at a higher risk of developing ulcers because they can have problems with their blood supply and their nerves may not be functioning correctly. This means that if a diabetic patient were to stand on a piece of glass, they may be unaware of the damage this has done to the soles of their feet. If this damage remains undetected then this can develop into a serious infection, which can go down as deep as the bone.
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