Local anaesthesia is a medication that numbs a targeted area of the body and is commonly used to prevent pain during medical procedures or operations. You may have heard of local anaesthesia before, or even had it used on you previously during a medical procedure. At Dulwich Podiatry, our podiatrists use local anaesthesia when treatingContinue Reading.
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 theContinue Reading.
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 developContinue Reading.
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 andContinue Reading.
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 coversContinue Reading.
Achilles Tendinitis, Flat Feet, Fungal Nail Infections, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Plantar Fasciitis, Verrucae
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 beenContinue Reading.
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 withContinue Reading.
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. UseContinue Reading.
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 thoughtContinue Reading.
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 orContinue Reading.