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Extreme close up view of toenail infection on hairy man foot

Causes, Symptoms and Treatments of Fungal Toenails

There is no doubt we rely on our feet during almost every waking hour of our lives. Work or leisure, our feet play a vital role. And yet, they are probably the most neglected part of our bodies. Being out of sight and out of mind, these appendages get used, and very often, abused. There is a myriad of afflictions that can befall our feet. Some are inherent, but many are due to injury, neglect or even prolonged abuse. Many issues that threaten the health of our feet are avoidable, thankfully the majority of these are treatable by skilled practitioners. There is one foot complaint that is on the rise …

Tourist woman with sore feet and blisters checks her aching feet.

The Causes and Treatments of Blisters on Feet

Today everyone is more self-aware than ever before. We are more enlightened as to our personal wellbeing. The twenty-first century has become fashionable for health and fitness. Magazines, television and now, ever more, social media bombard us with how to keep every part of bodies fit and healthy. Unbelievably perfect looking people are constantly giving advice, making us believe that we too can look perfect. Millions of words are written telling us how to keep our skin looking fit and healthy, our digestive system and our muscle tone are all pontificated on and advised upon. There is even a plethora of advice to be gleamed on how to keep your …

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All You Should Know About Diabetic Foot Care

Throughout our developed world, the UK included, personal health and wellbeing has a greater focus upon it than ever before. We are better informed and more aware than we have ever been, as a result, personal health issues have taken on a far greater importance and we are more inclined to live healthier lifestyles as a result. Our increased awareness has largely come about via modern media, we are bombarded with lifestyle guides, dietary advice, exercise routines. But we have been influenced enough to alter our lifestyles to be kinder to our wellbeing. We have reduced the stress and risk factors of day to day life. We are more inclined …

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Do You Think That Your Feet Are Embarrassing?

As a footcare specialist I have seen, first hand, how treatable podiatric conditions can blight people’s lives by impeding daily life and causing pain, there is also the stress and anxiety caused by the embarrassment of having unsightly feet. It could be that an individual has a tendency towards podophobia. Taken from ancient Greek, the word literally means fear of feet. This phobia is rarely so severe that it should require specialist help. It is most commonly just not wishing to be near or even looking at other people’s feet. It can however include a person’s own feet. In such cases it usually manifests itself as simply being self-conscious or …

Podiatrist treating feet during procedure

How to Treat Painful Corns on Feet

Your feet are probably the hardest working part of your body, it may seem incredulous, but these hard-working extremities are, by many people, the most neglected part of the body. Of course, this begs the question, why? This may simply be down to the subconscious attitude of, “Out of sight, out of mind”. This, all too common outlook, leaves thousands of people suffering with foot problems causing discomfort, or even severe pain, and a feeling of self-consciousness when the feet are exposed. This seems absurd knowing that most of the debilitating ailments that people suffer are easily treatable at local, private clinics. This fact is particularly pertinent given the fact …