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
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
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A pain in the heel? Both athletes and non-athletes suffer from heel pain, which affects around 10% of the population at some point in their lives. There are a number of potential causes, and these often occur in combination. If your heels are bothering you, our team of podiatrists can help identify the causes and create a plan to resolve the issue so that you can live pain-free. ...