Podiatry & Chiropody Blog
Podiatry & Chiropody Blog
The clinic is running from the Keavil Health Club in Crossford, as the main club is closed it is only my clinic that is open which is perfect for physical and social distancing from others.
During each appointment I will be adhering strictly to my governing bodies guidance, to ensure patient safety and to make sure you feel safe and comfortable. Here are some of the things I have set up to make sure it’s a safe, comfortable and relaxing experience:
Face masks and hand sanitising
Verruca needling is an innovative and successful treatment for verruca, which are non-threatening types of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) group. During the treatment, the verruca tissue is broken down to create a controlled inflammatory response which encourages the body’s immune system to identify the virus and destroy it.
Many men and women, from office-based jobs, building workers, athlete’s, dancers and more are discovering that having a regular pedicure is an outstanding way to unwind and regenerate painful and tired feet. What about you?
Do you enjoy sport’s, take regular walks or just spend most of your day on your feet at work or in the home, you would benefit from a medical pedicure. Medical pedicures are also great for men and women who have trouble cutting their own nails or find it difficult to care for their feet.
Many people don’t know when to visit a Podiatrist or Chiropodist, and I have noticed that many of my patients have waited longer than they need to before they come in to see me. Any type of foot pain or heel pain is not normal, and you should see a Podiatrist as soon as possible.
Did you know foot pain can be caused by your footwear?
Get yourself booked in for a foot, ankle and footwear assessment to check out if your footwear could be causing your foot pain!
Systemic diseases affect the whole body and involve one or more body system. Consequently, these types of diseases can have detrimental effects on patient’s health, quality of life and can increase the chance of cardiovascular disease and kidney failure (Venkataraman et al. 2013, Wright 2013). There are numerous systemic pathologies that can cause local neurological and vascular problems within the lower limbs, one of these being diabetes mellitus (DM). It has been documented that poorly controlled diabetes mellitus (i.e hyperglycemia) in conjunction with Peripheral Neuropathy and Peripheral Arterial Disease can lead to an increased risk of foot ulceration, infection and amputation (Aston 2013). which explains in a nutshell why assessing the foot is essential!