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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 foot health 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 …

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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 …

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The Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Plantar Warts

Your feet are an extremely hard-working part of your body. Throughout day to day life your feet take an immense amount of punishment and are always at risk from injury and infection. The busier and more active your lifestyle, the greater the risk to your feet. But your feet are not only at risk from hard work and exertion, leisure time can also be surprisingly risky for your feet. Given that feet are so hard working and vulnerable, it is surprising to know that they are also one of the most neglected parts of the body. They are rarely in your line of vision, and so, are often overlooked when …

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Ingrown Toenails, the Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Modern life can be hectic, fast paced and punishing to our overall well-being. Within today’s world of greater self-awareness, we have become ever more conscious of our health. Pressure groups, health gurus and governmental departments have now, for a number of years, been bombarding the public with advice, directives and, in some cases, legislation. All the information we are now given is well intentioned, it is aimed at every individual, with the intent of having everyone take greater care and responsibility for their health. We are told about the risks that modern life can have on our hearts and lungs. We are encouraged to regularly have our eyes and teeth …