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Medical pedicure

One hour podiatry treatment followed by a relaxing foot soak and revitalising foot scrub. Choose your colour of nail polish and take it home. Choose your colour of nail polish and later take home the bottle.

Choosing good footwear

It is import that your shoes are comfortable, they need to be ideally a fastening shoe, with either a lace, buckle or Velcro.

They should have a soft, flexible cushioning sole, a deep tow box (so your toes can wiggle) and wide enough across the toes. Most importantly they should be comfortable.

 

 

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that causes inflammation in many joints of the body. Unlike osteoarthritis which is caused by wear an tear, RA is a chronic inflammatory disease where a faulty immune system attacks the tissue that lines and cushions the joints, leaving them swollen, painful and stiff.

Women are three times ore likely than men to get it, and it tends to affect people between the ages of 30 and 50.

Blisters

Blisters are painful, fluid filled lesions produced by friction and pressure. They can be caused by the following:

  • Ill fitting shoes
  • Stiff shoes
  • Wrinkled socks against the skin
  • Excessive moisture
  • Foot deformities

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Podiatrist

Verruca

A verruca is simply a wart that Is usually found on the soles of the feet, though they can also appear around the toes. In the early stages, a verruca looks like a small, dark puncture mark but later turns grey or brown. It may become rough and bumpy with a cauliflower-like appearance and may develop a black spot I the middle, which is caused by bleeding.

Callus

Hard skin also known a callus forms through pressure when we walk. It can be very painful and feel as though you are walking on a tone. Some people have a tendency to develop more hard skin than others.

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Ingrown toenail

An ingrown toenail is a piece of nail that pierces the toe. It can feel as if you have a splinter, and can be extremely painful. In more severe cases, it can cause pus, bleeding and infection.

Fungal nail infection

Fungal nail infection can happen at any age and is easily treated.

A fungal nail is usually crumbly and an be come discoloured and thickened. Fungal spores can spread from your nail to your skin and vice versa, it is very important to seek treatment early.

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Corns

When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker, to withstand the pressure. When this pressure becomes intense, growths, in the form of corn may appear.

 

Diabetes

Diabetes may affect your feet in a number of way. One of the early changes can be loss of sensation in your feet, often starting at the toes. This is known as peripheral neuropathy. It can also affect the blood supply to the foot. It is therefore very important that you get your feet checked regularly.

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Heel pain

Heel Pain can be caused by a number of factors. The most common form of heel pain is known as plantar fasciitis.

Bunion

What most people call a bunion is actually known as “Hallux Valgus”. Hallux valgus refers to the condition in which the big toe is angled excessively toward the second toe, and a bunion is a symptom of the deformity.

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