Core Foot Exercises-Core Foot Exercises Strong foot muscles can help prevent injury, improve balance, reduce falls in the elderly and rehabilitate after trauma. N.B. You can do these exercises holding on to the back of a chair for some of the standing exercises or maybe sit down […]
Tips for Buying Trainers-Trainers are an important part of our wardrobe nowadays. They are great for our busy and active lives and good for our feet. However, with so many choices, what trainers should YOU be looking at? I have realised in my clinic, many patients are choosing […]
12 Foot Health Tips for Surviving the Party Season-The party season can take its toll on our feet, especially if you like to wear high heels and dance all night, like me! Burning feet, painful blisters, corns, Bunions, etc., can be brought on by wearing the wrong footwear. However, there are a few […]
10 Tips for Buying Slippers-There is more to a slipper than you may realise. Not only do they keep feet warm and comfortable, but they also protect them. Many people love to go barefoot, but there can be a risk of injury which can be dangerous, especially for the […]
What is Heel Pain?-Heel pain can be caused by many things. The most common cause is known as plantar fasciitis. Other causes could be arthritis, heel bursitis, the breaking down of the heel pads, bruising, Sever’s Disease (in children aged approx. 10 -16 years), etc. It is important […]
Fungal Nails – Current Thinking and Treatment-What is a Fungal Nail Infection? Fungal nail infections, or Onychomycosis, are very common. They usually affect adults, men more so than women, and they are more common as you get older. Causes: It is a secondary infection caused by Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis) on […]
How to Choose a Good Flip Flop-It is great to wear flip flops in the summer. They allow your feet to breathe, reducing the risk of fungal infections and smelly feet! However, their lack of support can lead to chronic foot problems, so there are a few things we need to […]
How Smoking Affects the Feet-If this year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you may find these facts about smoking and feet helpful to keep you on track! Smoking doesn’t just damage heart and lungs, it also seriously damages the feet. Listed below are some of the side-effects of long-term […]
Morton’s Neuroma-There are many causes of ball of foot pain, one of the most common is a benign condition called Morton’s Neuroma. If not treated quickly, this condition can become chronic and debilitating. Causes: the nerves between the base of the toes become crushed, irritated and enlarged, usually […]
Foot Care for People with Diabetes-People with diabetes are far more likely to develop complications such as foot ulcers. Research shows that people with diabetes who take care of their feet and protect them from injury, are less likely to develop ulcers. Foot Care Look carefully at your feet every […]
10 Tips for Healthy Summer Feet-It’s sandal season, so it’s time to think FEET! Here are my top 10 tips for keeping your feet healthy, pain-free and active this summer. 1) Introduce a good foot hygiene routine Wash and DRY feet, especially between the toes Check for Athlete’s Foot and […]
Bunions-What are Bunions? Also known as Hallux Abducto Valgus or HAV. A bunion is an enlargement of the big toe joint. It occurs when the big toe moves out of place. Causes of Bunions Bunions tend to be hereditary. People who are unusually flexible are […]
Nordic Walking and Caring for your Feet-I’ve always recommended Nordic Walking to my patients. I like it as a way of keeping fit because not only does it exercise all the body, but most importantly, it is low-impact on the joints. As we age or have chronic injuries, high-impact sports such […]
Drs Remedy Summer Collection-Four new colours added to the Dr.’s Remedy range now in stock. These will give you healthy and beautiful nails for the summer. Bountiful Blue Trusting Turquoise Pleasing Peach Many other colours are available in our shop.
Buying the Right Socks-Good foot health is obviously important, and wearing the right socks is vital. Here are some tips for getting it right: Wear socks with shoes as they are important for absorbing moisture and reducing the risk of blisters and fungal foot infections Always buy the […]
Buying Winter Boots-Now you’ve put away your sandals, you will want a pair of boots that’s both stylish and warm. Here are some tips to help you decide what boots are best for you. Wellington Boots They have been around since the 1800’s and were originally made of rubber as […]
Tips for Buying Walking Boots-At this time of year, you may be thinking of replacing your walking boots. It is important to get it right as they are a substantial investment and if you get it wrong, you will experience the misery of walking all day in the wrong footwear.
Chilblains and Feet-Chiblains are small, red lumps on the skin which can be itchy and painful. They are usually found on the feet, hands and face as a response to cold weather. This winter, I have seen many patients with this painful condition and it is often unrecognised.
Buying School Shoes-It's that time of year again - here is a helpful checklist to look at before splashing-out on those new school shoes.
Restless Leg Syndrome-Most people will have experienced this sensation at some point in their lives but the cause is not really known.
Buying Summer Shoes-It's great to wear open-toed sandals in summer, but there are a few things to be aware of before buying summer shoes.
Advice Sheet for Shin Splints-Injury and inflammation to the front of the outer leg below the knee, usually caused by excessive over-use. Most commonly occur with runners or long-distance walkers. It can be aggravated if you have a tendency to pronate (roll inwards), have weak ankles or have a tight Achilles tendon.
Wedding Feet-When planning your wedding, have you spared a thought for your feet? Find out how a foot care plan can be part of your beauty routine leading up to that important day.