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At Maidenhead Podiatry we are often asked – ‘when do I need to see a Podiatrist?’ In answer to this we have produced this article to guide you through the many and varied aspects of Podiatry and help you find the foot care that suits you best. To assist in stopping the development of preventableRead More

As Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry we are often asked to look at the feet of young children as their parents ask – ‘My child has flat feet – do I need to worry?’. All typically developing children are born with flexible flat feet. However they progressively develop a medial longitudinal arch (the arch that runsRead More

At Maidenhead Podiatry we are frequently asked – what is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic, potentially debilitating disease. It occurs as a result of problems with the production and supply of a hormone called insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of Langerhans which regulates the amount of glucose inRead More

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thin layer of tough connective tissue supporting the arch of the foot. Repeated microscopic tears of the plantar fascia cause pain, usually in the heel and is one of the most common foot disorders encountered by Podiatrists. It has been estimated that over two million peopleRead More

So many people have fungal nails and become increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress using commonly available over the counter treatments. So how do you go about treating your fungal nail? In this blog we will address infection mechanism and treatment and listed below are ten important things you should know about treating yourRead More

In an average lifetime it is estimated that we walk about 100,000 miles, and at Maidenhead Podiatry, our Podiatrists are often asked “how does walking affect your feet?”  Walking helps the ligaments, tendons and muscles in our feet to work more efficiently and helps maintain suppleness and flexibility.  Walking at a brisk pace for regular exercise helps conditionRead More