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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.
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…
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
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.
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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