What is a Podiatrist and what can they do for me? This article will 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 preventable foot problems and advise you in self care. To offer a betterRead More
What does walking do to your feet?
What happens to your feet when walking? 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.Read More
Referred pain, compensation pain and ingrowing nail pain.
What is causing your foot pain? Our blogs this month have looked at some of the causes of foot pain. Now, in the last of this series of blogs we look at some of the causes of foot pain not already covered. Referred pain This is where the cause of pain isn’t where the painRead More
Why do I have localised foot pain?
Why do I have pain in specific parts of my foot? This is where the pain is usually sharp or persistent and is often focused on a single point or area. Toes Our nails tend to grow more slowly and more thickly as we get older. This is often a result of reduced circulation andRead More
Why do I have pain in the arch and big toe?
What is the cause of my arch and big toe pain? At Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic, our Podiatrists are often asked about foot pain located in the inner long arch or inside of the foot. The pain often associated with pain in the large/big toe joint. It can also radiate up the leg. WhenRead More
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
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 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
What is a verruca and how can I get rid of it?
What is a verruca and how can I get rid of it? A verruca is simply a wart that is usually found on the soles of feet, though they can also appear around the toes or anywhere on the foot and lower leg. Appearance can vary but it may become rough and bumpy with aRead More
Heard of ‘Bigfoot’? Now meet ‘littlefoot’
Heard of ‘Bigfoot’? Now meet ‘littlefoot’ New findings shed light on the possible connections between early human ancestors Research suggests that a mysterious skeleton dubbed ‘Little Foot’ lived around the same time as human ancestor Lucy’s species, suggesting a varied landscape of pre-humans on the continent of Africa during the same period. Scientists first believedRead More
Seriously?? You couldn’t make it up!
Seriously?? You couldn’t make it up! A pimp in Portland, Oregon, USA sued the sports shoe manufacturer Nike. He sued them for not placing a warning label in their shoes specifying that they could be used as a dangerous weapon after he was sentenced to 100 years in prison for brutally beating a customer withRead More
Do you have painful ingrowing toenails? If you do then read on as the Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry have suggestions on how to manage them and there is no need to suffer. Frequently, by careful trimming it is possible to bring painless and immediate relief to ingrowing nails that are more of a constant irritationRead More
Chiropractic and lower back pain
Back pain? The Chiropractors and Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic explain their approach to low back pain. Low back pain has many different sources, causes, and is influenced by many and varied factors. Trying to tackle and treat “low back pain” as if it was one entity therefore ignores these facts. It also goes someRead More
Did you know this about your feet?
Did you know this about your feet? For most of us, our feet are just something we walk on, just the point of contact between our body and the ground, but read on for some fascinating foot facts. Animals are classified as plantigrade or digitigrade, depending on how much of their foot they walk on.Read More
Look after your feet, you need them to last!
Look after your feet, they need them to last! At Maidenhead Podiatry, our Podiatrists believe in advising how to maintain your feet in the best condition possible. Look after your feet, they are with you for life! To help with general foot care following a daily routine to keep your feet clean and free from infection helps prevent possibleRead More
Skiing and your feet – part 2
Skiing and your feet – part 2 Our Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry have put together a few things for you to consider as you hit the slops. Ski boots and the physical exertion of winter sports can exacerbate pre-existing foot problems like bunions, and bony prominences on the inside or outside of the foot are proneRead More
Skiing and your feet – part 1
Skiing and your feet – part 1 Our Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry have put together a few things for you to consider as you hit the slops. In the cold muscles take longer to warm up and so you can be more prone to injury and so require more care when practicing winter sports such asRead More
Exercise and rest, look after your feet!
Exercise and rest, look after your feet! Whether resting or exercising, take care of your feet Our Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry have put together some simple tips. Sitting with your feet up for 10 minutes after a long day helps circulation. Refresh your feet by massaging them gently with a foot roller, or better still, ask yourRead More
Does Vaseline work for dry feet?
Does Vaseline work for dry feet? Our Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic are often asked is ‘what is the best cream to use on my feet?’ One myth, frequently repeated, is that Vaseline is a good option. Vaseline is a bi-product of the petroleum industry was created to protect skin. It was designed to protect skin in areasRead More
Want pain-free sleep?
Pain-free sleep Tips for Pain-Free Sleeping, from our Chiropractors at Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic. To start, advice on pillows, mattresses and sleeping positions. Sleep is so important to our health. Deep sleep allows the body to better heal when it is damaged or fighting infection It affects our mood and our ability to function ItRead More
Spring gardening and your back – part 2
Spring gardening and your back – part 2. This is the time of year when we start to think about getting out in the garden for the first time and tidying up ahead of the growing season. Our Chiropractors at Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic have some advice on leaf raking, pruning and your back, to makeRead More
Spring gardening and your back – part 1
Spring gardening and your back – part 1 This is the time of year when we start to think about getting out in the garden for the first time and tidying up ahead of the growing season. Our Chiropractors at Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic have some advice on leaf raking, pruning and your back, to makeRead More
Do you have compartment syndrome? (Shin splints)
A condition commonly seen by our Chiropractors, Masseurs and Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry is ‘shin splints’ or compartment syndromes. Often seen in runners, this condition is characterized by pain in the front of the shin following exercise and is the result of the unique anatomy below the knee. In the lower leg the muscles are divided intoRead More
What can I do about my verruca?
Fighting your verruca A Verruca is a viral infection of the skin, find out how to fight a verruca. When you stand on or ‘catch’ the verruca virus it is a no more strand of DNA looking for a skin cell to invade. It is a parasite looking for a host. It can’t survive on itsRead More
Why is my nail becoming thick?
In a healthy person with no known or apparent nail disease, by far the most common cause of thick or thickening nails is trauma or damage, usually long-term and repeated. Sooner or later, professional ice skaters, long-distance runners and ballet dancers will almost always develop the condition, called onychauxis, or onychogryphosis (Rams Horn nail) andRead More
‘Flat feet’ and foot pain
What is flat feet? And, how to get rid of the pain Our Podiatrists are often asked about foot pain which often radiates up the leg. Often it doesn’t come on straight away, but can manifest some time after the start of exercise. For example, half way through a round of golf or some miles into a walk as the small supportingRead More
Make my shoes fit please!
Tailoring your foot to your shoe A new trend is developing in North America. If you can’t find a shoe to fit the foot, make the foot fit the shoe. Some Podiatric Surgeons in North America now offer corrective foot surgery to allow women to wear the shoes of their dreams. As a result aRead More
How we treat low back pain
Get your lower back pain treated The Chiropractors at Maidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic explain our approach to low back pain. Low back pain can have many different sources, causes, and is influenced by many factors. Trying to tackle and treat “low back pain” as if it was one entity therefore ignores these facts. It also goesRead More
Choosing the right footwear
At Maidenhead Podiatry, our Podiatrists are often asked, ‘how do you go about choosing the right footwear?’ Keeping your feet healthy is one part of preventing foot problems, but it is also essential that you wear well-fitting shoes. So it doesn’t matter if dancing, walking, or pounding the pavements is your choice of exercise in 2015, TheRead More
Do you have aging feet?
The signs of aging feet Do your feet feel like they are getting older before the rest of you? The Podiatrists at Maidenhead Podiatry explain what could be happening. Older feet naturally develop more problems. The skin tends to thin and lose it’s elasticity Healing can take longer Wear and tear to the joints over the yearsRead More
Etiquette of barefoot
Should you be walking barefoot? Nick Clegg revealed a couple of years ago that as the mercury passed 30 degrees C in his office, he padded round without his shoes. Barefoot is the most common term for state of not wearing any footwear thereby being barefooted, unshod or rarer discalced (barefoot as part of a religious conviction)Read More
Foot problems and Podiatry
What are the common Foot problems? A podiatrist/chiropodist can help with common foot problems, from ingrown toenails to bunions. Podiatrists can be thought of as a sort of foot doctor. Podiatrists can give both you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and guidance on foot wear. They can also treat and manage day-to-day foot problems including: toenail problemsRead More
Is your right foot smarter than your left?
In a light hearted look at Podiatry, we ask “Is your right foot smarter than your left?” You will find this very frustrating but give it a go! Doing the right feet, left feet test… This is so funny and strange at the same time and it will confuse and test your little grey cells inRead More