Snap-shots from the history of footwear The Ancient Egyptians used to paint the picture of their enemy on the sole of their shoe so that they stamped on them when they walked. Today in parts of the Middle East, throwing your shoe at someone is considered a gross insult. The Romans are thought to haveRead More
Caring 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. Pregnancy means many changes in a woman’s body and there are common changes that develop over theRead More
At Maidenhead Podiatry, our Podiatrists are often asked – ‘Do I have hammer toes and can they be treated?’ A hammer toe is a toe that is bent or flexed at the middle joint in the toe and can lead to considerable pressure and pain. The ligaments and tendons on the underside of the toeRead More
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! 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
Don’t ignore your feet when you are exercising. Many people ignore their feet while pounding the treadmill or cross training, but they can be considered the very foundation of physical well-being. One quarter of the bones in the body are found in the feet and ankles Most movement begins in your feet and much likeRead 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
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 some way toRead More
What can you do about smelly feet? No one wants smelly feet and there are simple things you can do to make sure yours stay fresh. Known as bromodosis, stinky feet can happen at any time of year. It can be embarrassing and unpleasant for those who have them and those that smell them. What makesRead More
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
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