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Category: Chiropody

13 February 2024

Managing Plantar Fasciitis: An Osteopathic Approach

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that patients often bring to clinic with complaints of heel pain, especially noticeable in the morning or after rest. It occurs due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. While conventional treatments like rest, stretching, and orthotics are [...]

4 October 2023

Can you still run or exercise with Achilles Tendonitis?

Achilles Tendinitis The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Achilles Tendonitis, which involves inflammation of the tendon, is a common overuse injury in sports. Symptoms include calf and ankle soreness, reduced range of motion, swelling, and warmth. Several factors contribute, such as running on uneven terrain, using worn-out or ill-fitting shoes, [...]

18 August 2023

Plantar Plate Tears

Are you experiencing chronic pain in the ball of your foot? It could be a plantar plate tear. There can be several causes of pain in this area, aka Metatarsalgia. One of them can be a tear or rupture to the plantar plate. This can cause symptoms of pain and discomfort, especially when walking barefooted. […]

26 January 2023

Fungal nail testing at Bodyfix

Fungal nail infections are one of the most common conditions that I see in clinic. They are caused by Dermatophytes which is a fungus that can affect hair, nails and skin. A new, quick test called, ‘PreventID Dermatophyte’ detects the presence of all common Dermatophytes. It allows me to accurately and reliably diagnose fungal nails […]

28 November 2022

How to prevent Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail)

Fungus is a micro-organism that lives in our environment. Fungus requires damp, dark and warm conditions to colonise and grow. Our feet can often provide these perfect conditions. As well as infecting the skin (known as Athletes Foot) it can affect the toenails (Onychomycosis). Although painless, Onychomycosis, can look unsightly and can gradually destroy the […]

20 September 2022

Spotlight on Dementia: Foot Health Awareness

Foot care and foot health awareness in patients with Dementia. With advancing Dementia, someone will be less able to tell you they are in pain. Often hidden away in slippers, poor foot health, long uncomfortable toenails, painful corns will start to restrict their mobility, increase their risk of falling and increase their inactivity/isolation . This […]

26 July 2022

Footcare at Bodyfix Clinic: Who to see and why

Chiropodist and Podiatrist: We frequently get asked what the difference is between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist, and in fact there is no difference! Chiropodist/Podiatrist is a dual title held by anyone who has completed a BSc degree in Podiatry in the UK since the 90's. The training to become a qualified practitioner involves 3 [...]

29 March 2022

Triathletes Foot: Top tips that can make or break a triathlon.

Here are my triathlete top tips for keeping your feet in tip-top condition before a Triathlon.  But let me say that foot preparation needs to start long before race day, if you want a PB! On your marks…   Keep your skin in best condition possible. Keep good foot hygiene. Wash them after each training session. […]

1 September 2020

Be free from Verrucae with this amazing new treatment.

Plantar warts (aka verrucae) are caused by the Human Papilloma virus. This common virus has over 200 strains.  But it is the subtypes 1,2,27 and 57 that have been identified to cause the plantar wart. However, a brand new treatment for Verrucae treatment is available now at the BodyFix Clinic and could be the answer. Verrucae […]

21 April 2020

Good footwear….the key to pain free feet.

The right footwear is important to daily life. Footwear is often a big contributing factor to foot problems. In some cases, changing your footwear is the only treatment you will need for pain free feet. A good shoe is not the same thing as an expensive shoe. Features of a good shoe Good fastening A […]