When it comes to baby feet, socks, shoes, baby-grows and bare feet there are so many questions. What is best? When should a baby start wearing shoes or should they wear them at all? How do you choose the best footwear? At birth the human foot is not a miniature version of an adult footRead 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
Clearanail® is an exciting new product for treating nail fungus or onychomycosis. Nail fungus continues to be a common and intractable problem in adults often responding poorly to drug treatment and over the counter products. Big toenails are most commonly affected by the fungus but it can infect any and more than one nail. Studies suggestRead 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
Swift is a new technology, developed in the UK, which has been licenced for the general treatment of verrucas and warts in Podiatry. Swift uses microwave energy delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissueRead 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
The Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry have put together a number of summer foot-care tips, to help get your feet in shape for the beach or just a summer at home. Trim your toenails for summer – Use proper nail clippers and cut straight across following the contour of the toe, not too short, and not downRead More
As a nation, we love our gardens and spend a considerable amount of time and money on them. As we rush to get those essential jobs done, there is a risk that we may end up injuring ourselves, especially our back. What everyone wants is to be fit and healthy enough to sit in theirRead More
Have you ever thought about visiting a podiatrist and wondered what they do? We meet the Head Podiatrist, Peter Christer at Maidenhead Podiatry to find out more about what they do and how they could help you. Here is what Peter had to say: How long have you been a Podiatrist? I have been aRead More
Have you ever thought about visiting a Chiropractor but wondered what they do? We took some time to speak to our Chiropractic team – Rebecca Rees (BSC) and Dr Lucy Steel (BSc, MSc, DC) to find out a bit more about what they do, how they could help you and about a typical days work,Read More
Golden tips from Maidenhead Podiatry to keep your feet sweet in the hot weather.
Watch out for foot infections – the floors of communal showers and changing rooms at open-air and hotel swimming pools are hot spots for infections such as athlete’s foot and verrucas.
Don’t wander around public pools barefoot. Protect your feet by wearing flip-flops in the changing room and at the pool edge.
If your feet smell, wash them using an antibacterial soap. (If this doesn’t work – see the chiropodist/podiatrist). You can spray your feet with an anti-perspirant deodorant – the type used for arm pits.
If you have sweaty feet in the summer, it’s even more important to wash your feet each morning and evening in warm, soapy water then dry them thoroughly. You can also use an antibacterial wash, which helps deal with foot odour. Wipe them with cotton wool dipped in surgical spirit and dust them with talc.
Nylon tights don’t absorb any sweat at all, so enclosed shoes on the shop floor can be very hot and uncomfortable.
If you wear trousers, it's best to use socks with shoes.
If you wear skirts, sandals with a back strap and strap over the instep are the most comfortable option.
If you use talcum powder, shake off all excess otherwise it ends up as soggy clumps between the toes and makes matters worse! ...