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Why do I have heel pain?

What is causing my heel pain? At Maidenhead Podiatry our Podiatrists are regularly asked about heel pain which is often at its worst first thing in the morning or when walking after a period of rest. The first part of the gait cycle, where your foot has its first contact with the ground, is called ‘heel strike’.Read More

Why do I have foot pain?

Why do my feet hurt? In a series of blogs this month we will look at the causes of foot pain. There are many reasons why anyone can experience different levels and types of foot pain. Sharp or dull, bruised, or persistent, pain is a warning – don’t ignore it! This list is not exhaustiveRead More

In our lifetime we walk over 100,000 miles! Are you ready?

In an average lifetime it is estimated that we walk about 100,000 miles. Just think about that for a moment. One hundred thousand miles! Are your feet ready?Read More

What can I expect from Swift verruca treatment at Maidenhead Podiatry?

  Swift verruca treatment This treatment is an innovative 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 through a disposable head to treat the affected tissue with a thermal reaction.Read More

Choosing your baby’s first shoes

Choosing baby’s first shoes is such an important purchaseRead 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. SWT is used by both our podiatrists and our chiropractors to treat a variety of conditions including those listed below.Read More

My child has flat feet – do I need to worry?

Flat feet in children 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 archRead 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

Baby feet, socks, shoes, baby-grows and bare feet

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

What is plantar fasciitis?

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