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Category: Foot Care

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 […]

9 April 2020

Treatment of Hallux Valgus (Bunions)

What is it? Hallux Valgus, commonly known as Bunions, is where the big toe excessively angles (>15 degrees) towards the rest of the toes. See the xray. This can lead to a bony lump on the side of the foot and osteoarthritic changes to the joint. You can sometimes get an overlaying bursa (sac of […]

1 April 2020

Looking after your feet and preventing dry skin.

Skin is the largest organ in the body and offers a protective barrier against the outside environment. When intact, it is a waterproof, smooth, flexible and protective layer. However, dry skin can become cracked. This compromises the protective barrier and can leave you open to infection. Dry skin can create micro splits and fissures allowing […]

5 February 2020

Chilblains- What are they and how to prevent them?

What are they? Chilblains are small, itchy, red areas of skin.  They can come as a result of an abnormal reaction to the cold. They usually affect the hands and feet. The good news is that although they are uncomfortable, they generally clear up within 7-10 days. What causes Chilblains? During cold weather, the tiny blood […]

20 January 2020

The importance of checking our feet for Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a form of cancer. It develops from a type of pigment cell called a Melanocyte. Melanomas cause around 7,000 deaths per year. The GOOD NEWS is that if we can catch them in their early stages, melanomas are almost entirely curable.  But if they are located on harder to spot areas, like the […]

10 December 2019

Diabetic foot care advise: avoiding complications

For those of you with Diabetes, diabetic foot care is very important if you want to avoid unnecessary complications. Looking after your feet and checking them regularly can significantly reduce your risks of getting foot problems. Tips for every day diabetic footcare: Maintain good foot hygiene – Wash your feet every day and dry carefully […]

8 October 2019

Diabetes: Why are diabetics more prone to foot problems?

Diabetes is a disease caused by high blood glucose (sugar) levels. Over time, high levels of glucose in the blood can have serious health effects. Diabetic foot problems is one of them and can effect the quality of life of a sufferer. How are the feet effected? Neuropathy, or sensory nerve damage: High sugar levels […]

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