Posts Tagged as PODIATRY

CHILBLAINS – What are they?

CHILBLAINS – What are they? Chilblains (Pernio) are small, itchy, swellings on the skin that occur as a reaction to cold temperatures. Up to 1 in 10 people in the UK get chilblains at some stage of their life. Most…

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Do your fingers & toes ever become cold, numb, painful and change colour? If yes, you may suffer from ‘Raynaud’s Phenomenon’. But don’t panic just yet! It’s a common condition thought to affect up to 10 million people in the…

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Suffering from Dry Skin on Feet?

Did you know? 🤔 ‘Xerosis’ or ‘dry skin’ occurs in approx. 29% of working age adults and 90% of people aged over 80? There are numerous causes of dry skin including soap, hot showers, age, menopause, eczema or medication (i.e.…

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The Effects Of Chemotherapy On Feet

Did you know your feet can be affected when you undergo chemotherapy? In our podiatry practice we see many patients receiving chemotherapy. Many report symptoms on the hands and feet ranging from altered sensation and numbness, redness, peeling and cracked…

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Verruca Needling

If you are considering your treatment options for a long standing verruca then needling may be worth considering… What is a Verruca? Verruca are benign tumours, caused by an infection of the epidermal keratinocytes by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)…

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What Should I do If My Toenails Are Fungal?

Step One… Just to reassure you, fungal nails are common. Very common. They are NOT serious but can look unsightly and cause embarrassment. They can affect not only your toenails but can on occasion, spread to your fingernails. However, not…

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