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Choosing your baby’s first shoes

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

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

During Covid-19 restrictions we are open, working, and taking appointments for Podiatry and Chiropractic Covid-19 has brought many changes to our lives during the lockdown. We are having to take measures and considerations that will be with us for some months. As you are reading this we hope you are all well and staying safe.Read 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

Feet and pregnancy

How your feet change during pregnancy How can you look after and care for your feet during pregnancy? At Maidenhead Podiatry we find foot care during pregnancy is often overlooked with treatment only being sought towards the end of term, and frequently only because feet can no longer be reached. Anti-natal classes provide lots ofRead More

What is a Podiatrist?

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

Do you have soft tissue pain? have you tried Myo-Fascial release (MFR)?

Do you have muscle and joint pain? Amanda Craufurd is joining the team at Maidenhead Podiatry as a Myo-fascial release therapist. Amanda qualified in Swedish Massage in 2006 and began Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR) in 2016. Recently she completed her training as an Advanced Myofascial Release Practitioner. Amanda has experienced the benefits of MFR TherapyRead 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

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

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

Ingrowing toenails?

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