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We are open! Read how we manage Covid-19 risk.

Although Covid-19 restrictions have eased, we are open, working, and taking appointments for Podiatry and Chiropractic Covid-19 brought many changes to our lives during the lockdown. Although many regulations have been eased or lifted, wWe are still having to take measures and considerations that will be with us into next year. As you are readingRead More

Do lasers work on nail fungus? An in depth review.

Do lasers ‘cure’ fungal nails? Lasers have been a part of podiatry practice for a number of years. Papers discussing the potential use of lasers in clinical practice started to appear in the 80s, focusing on the high powered carbon dioxide (CO2) systems available at that time. Evaluation was around nail bed removal, treatment ofRead More

Autumn itch? Winter scratching?

Why are my feet/legs itching with the change of weather? There seems to have been little time elapsed between the hot sunny days of the summer and the leaves changing colour on the trees and changes in the weather means changes on what we see in clinic. As Podiatrists, some of the conditions we seeRead More

Ten reasons why your nails might change colour

My toenail is changing colour. What can be causing it? The function of a toenail is protection of the tip of the toe. If we are lucky, we will progress through life with few changes to their appearance, but that isn’t always the case. We all have a good idea of what we consider aRead More

Buying new school shoes online? How to measure your children’s feet accurately .

Have your children outgrown their school shoes? You can measure your children’s feet yourself at home. It doesn’t matter if they are six or sixteen (or sixty), correct fit is important for anyone at any age. Read on. When children’s feet grow, they grow quickly. In a child’s first three to four years, their feetRead More

Ten things you need to do to protect your back when gardening

Mind your back! As a nation, we love our gardens and spend a considerable amount of time and money on them. That has certainly been the case when national circumstances have forced us to spend more time at home. As we rush to get those jobs in the garden done, in the sunny periods betweenRead More

Are your feet ‘summer ready’?

Summer is here and your feet need to be ready for action. Now restrictions are lifting we are enjoying more freedom and holidays, even if they are in this country! The weather has generally been warm and sunny, and a walk on the beach in Britain is as good as a walk on a beachRead More

Baby feet, shoes, bare feet and baby-grows

When should a baby start wearing shoes or should they wear them at all? 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?Read More

A guide to verruca treatment

  At Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic we are asked about verrucas and verruca treatment so frequently that we have put this ‘Guide to Verruca Treatment’ together to help decide on your best treatment option. Do I have a verruca? Many of us have experienced a verruca, usually as a child, or know someone whoRead More

Hot feet? How to relieve the heat.

We have now had several consecutive days with maximum recorded temperatures over 30 degrees centigrade. Typical of the UK, the heat comes on quickly, with no smooth transition, and then we feel uncomfortable for days while we try to get used to it. And, of course, our feet can feel really hot and throbbing lockedRead More

Ten things you need to know about treating your fungal nail

We are open – call 01628 773588 today for and appointment. 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 listedRead More

How to achieve pain-free sleep

Are you having sleepless nights? Our Chiropractors are frequently asked about night pain and interrupted sleep. This is a surprisingly common problem and has many possible causes and many possible solutions. Tips for Pain-Free Sleeping from the Chiropractors at Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic Sleep is so important to our health. Deep sleep allows the body to betterRead More

Ten things you need to know if you are constantly on your feet

At Maidenhead Podiatry, our Podiatrists are often asked how walking affects your feet. In an average lifetime, it is estimated that we walk about 100,000 miles/160,000 km. The ligaments, tendons, and muscles in our feet support and coordinate movement. So walking helps strengthen them and keeps them supple. Ten things you need to know ifRead More

Shin splints & metatarsalgia – a guest blog by Jeremy Ousey MSc MCPod

Do I have shin splints? Frequently patients come into clinic complaining of conditions like shin splints and metatarsalgia. These are two ‘diagnoses’ which are common labels used by many people, healthcare professionals, sports professionals and our friend Geena who works down the club and gets that exact same pain in her foot… We can allRead More

(Radial) Shockwave Therapy (SWT)

(Radial) SHOCKWAVE Therapy (SWT) Radial Shockwave is a tried, tested, and well-researched treatment used in physiotherapy since the 1990s. It has gained popularity due to its effectiveness and application across a wide range of professions. What would you use it for? SWT is used by both our podiatrists and our chiropractors to treat a varietyRead More

Do you have tiny holes in the skin on the soles of your feet?

Punctate or pitted keratolysis This is a condition characterised by multiple tiny holes on the top layer of the skin mainly on the soles of the feet. It can also be found between the toes, but usually affects pressure areas, such as the ball of the foot, heels and the pads of the toes. OftenRead More

Do I have hammer toes and can they be treated?

What is a toe deformity? There are various types of smaller toe deformities and depending on shape are classified as hammer, clawed or retracted toes. There are three small bones (phalanges) in each of your four smaller (lesser) toes. The bones are connected by ligaments, which dictate range of movement and prevent dislocation. Tendons connectRead More

Oral medication (terbinafine) has been recommended for my fungal nails – is it safe?

Terbinafine and fungal nails There are too many topical anti-fungal preparations currently on the market to list them all here. Their success also varies enormously and is covered in another blog. click here to read. Having visited your Podiatrist or GP and had your nail infection confirmed as fungal, there are three main options. DoRead More

What is Diabetes?

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

Ever thought about visiting a Chiropractor and wonder what they do?

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

Your feet are amazing, don’t ignore them!

Don’t ignore your feet When we are standing, running, walking and exercising, we take our amazing feet for granted. We use them in almost every activity, from walking to skiing, from football to rugby, from jogging to swimming. What do you know about your feet? For most of us, our feet are just something weRead More

Ever thought about visiting a Podiatrist and wondered what they do?

  Have you ever thought about visiting a Podiatrist and wondered what they do? And what is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist? Read on to have our most commonly asked questions answered. How many Podiatrists are there at Maidenhead Podiatry? We currently have eight Podiatrists working at the clinic. Not everyone worksRead More

Biomechanics and musculoskeletal assessment – a guest blog by Jeremy Ousey MSc MCPod

Biomechanics and musculoskeletal assessment As part of working in private practice I regularly visit online forums for patients with common conditions – such as plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma and shin splints. I frequently read statements similar to “my friend said I need a biomechanics assessment” or “you need to go to the musculoskeletal clinic” orRead More

What can you do about smelly feet?

Why do my feet smell? It is a staple of comedy – cheesy feet, but not much to laugh at if you have smelly feet and you have no idea how to stop it. No one wants smelly feet and there are simple things you can do to make sure yours stay fresh.So, what can youRead More

Thinking of going back to high heels?

High or low heels? Now that we have had the first relaxation in the rules that will, in time, lead to us returning to socialising as we knew it, we now have the prospect of returning to wearing high heels. At Maidenhead Podiatry, our Podiatrists are regularly asked about the long term effect of wearingRead More

Over doing the Gardening? Top 10 tips from your Chiropractor to take care of your back

How gardening affects your back With lockdown anyone who has a garden has been spending much more of their copiously available free time making them look the best they have for years. As a nation, we love our gardens and spend a considerable amount of time and money on them.  As we rush to getRead More

Wherever the beach, make sure your feet are ready!

  British beach or foreign beach, make sure you are ready. It is a strange time at the moment. After so long being told to stay at home we are finally seeing an easing of the lockdown restrictions and that means there is a strong prospect of us heading to the beach this summer. OfRead More

Caring for your feet and back during pregnancy

How do you care for your feet during pregnancy? At Maidenhead Podiatry & Chiropractic Clinic we find foot and back care during pregnancy is often overlooked with treatment only being sought towards the end of term, and frequently only because backs seize up or feet can no longer be reached. Our Chiropractors have a specialRead More

Ten tips for walking and running during lockdown

Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic is open for routine care during lockdown. To view our Covid-19 measures, click here. Groundhog Day This is a popular North American tradition celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2. It follows on from a Pennsylvania Dutch superstition that when a groundhog emerges from its burrow onRead More

Need help with your feet or back – use our search bar.

Use our search bar the find what you are looking for Many people visit our website for help or information on Podiatry or Chiropractic. Both Podiatrists and Chiropractors offer a range of treatments and skills to benefit their patients but sometimes all you need is to be informed. Below we describe what Podiatry and ChiropracticRead More

What is gout and do you have it?

Do I have gout? Arthritis is a disease of the joints which results in them to become inflamed and stiff. There are three main types of arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteo-arthritis and the less common form, Gout. What is gout and what causes it? Gout is the result of too much uric acid in theRead More

Snap-shots from the history of footwear

We are constantly being told of the importance of shoes and, more to the point, the importance of the right shoes. It can be a dry subject so here are some fun facts, interesting snippets and snap-shots from the history of footwear. The Ancient Egyptians used to paint the picture of their enemy on theRead More

Do you have small bumps around your heels?

Do you have small bumps around your heels? Many people are concerned that they have small lumps around the circumference of their heels. Although they can appear alarming they are known as piezogenic papules are quite harmless and in the main, painless. They comprise soft, compressible lumps, often on the back and round the side of theRead More

Ten things you need to know about Swift verruca treatment

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

Choosing your baby’s first shoes

Choosing baby’s first shoes is such an important purchaseRead More

Red, itchy toes? Could it be chilblains?

We are open during lockdown. Click here to read our covid precautions. Do you have chilblains? Cold weather always brings an increase in enquiries prompted by cherry red, itchy and sometimes, weepy toe tips. With temperatures due to dip below -7degreesC this week we have already seen an increase in concerned callers. Our Podiatrists atRead More