Damaged and Discoloured Toenails, Podiatric Dermatology, Skin Conditions

The most common skin and nail conditions in BAME skin

By Michaela Shaw This month, in honour of Black History Month, we will be looking at skin and nail conditions that are most common in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, plus a celebrity case study.     Hyper and hypopigmentation Hyperpigmentation means that the skin looks darker than normal. This is the

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Achilles Tendinitis, Corns and Callus, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Plantar Fasciitis

Run, Run As Fast As You Can

By Jack Eastwood This month we are going to focus on a few common injuries that happen during or after running as well as also what makes a good running shoe. Running can be a great way to stay fit and healthy and can be tailored to any experience level.     Blisters: Blisters develop

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Corns and Callus, Damaged and Discoloured Toenails

Summer Feet

As the weather finally starts to improve, we are focussing this month on summer feet and in particular your skin and nails. After some time locked away in tights, socks and boots our feet can sometimes need a little bit of extra attention to look summer ready. Here are our top footcare tips, products and

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Podiatric Dermatology

Getting Under Your Skin

Previously we have talked about verrucae.  This month we are taking a look at other problems affecting the skin.  May is also Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and provides a good reminder about how to check your feet for suspicious lesions. The skin is the largest organ of the body and in adults covers

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Achilles Tendinitis, Flat Feet, Fungal Nail Infections, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Plantar Fasciitis, Verrucae

Focus on Technology

At Dulwich Podiatry we pride ourselves in exploring new and innovative ways of treating your foot conditions.  This month we take a look at a few examples of the technology we use : Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (PACT) is a non-invasive, safe treatment for fungal nails.  After the affected nail plate has been

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Podiatric Dermatology, Verrucae

Focus on Verruca Pen®

If you have been following our blogs, you will already know a bit about verrucae.  A verruca is caused by a virus (the Human Papilloma Virus – or HPV) which infects the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis).  This causes a growth in the skin which is characterised by a lump in the skin, often with

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Athletes Foot, Corns and Callus, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Podiatric Dermatology

New Year; new feet; new you

It is a new year, and with a new year comes New Year’s resolutions. If you have had foot trouble that has been bothering you for a while and you have been putting off doing something about it, the start of a new year is a great time to think about getting something done. Use

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Podiatric Dermatology, Verrucae

Fascinating Feet

People are rarely ambivalent about feet.  They either love them or hate them.  As a podiatrist, we are often greeted with the words “how can you deal with smelly feet all day?’ or “urgh, I couldn’t be touching feet all day”.  I have to say, very few of the feet passing through our practice are smelly. We thought

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Podiatric Dermatology, Verrucae

Verrucae

This month’s blog features the bane of swimmers, gym-goers and parents of small children everywhere – the ever-persistent verruca. Verrucae are caused by the same virus as warts, the human papillomavirus (HPV), of which there are numerous strains.  It is possible to cross infect other parts of the body from contact with a wart or

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Ingrowing Toenails, Podiatric Dermatology

Everything you needed to know about ingrowing toenails

Due to Covid-19 some of you may have gone longer than usual without an appointment.  We are now open and able to treat all cases including ingrowing toenails. What are ingrowing toenails? Toenails protect the tops of your toes with layers of keratin which is the same protein that makes up your skin, hair, and fingernails.  It’s keratin

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