In December 2022, I ruptured my Achilles tendon while playing an interactive football game. It was a devastating injury and I knew immediately what had happened when I heard the loud pop and the sudden feeling that I had been kicked. In A&E an ultrasound confirmed that I had ruptured my Achilles tendon. After weighing upContinue Reading.
As a Podiatrist, I see patients who are struggling with foot pain. For those who want to remain fit and healthy I often recommend walking. Walking is a low impact exercise that is easy on the joints and can help to improve their overall health and well-being. This year’s Walk to School Week falls onContinue Reading.
Healthy feet are important for everyone to remain mobile and physically active. Those with dementia may have difficulty in communicating their needs, so they may not be able to explain their problems. This can affect many areas of their lives, but a commonly forgotten aspect of caring for those affected by dementia is their footContinue Reading.
It’s June, which means that Summer has (finally) arrived! If you’re looking forward to a well-deserved, relaxing trip abroad this year but feel less excited about the uncomfortable, long haul flight, we have some tips on ways to make the journey a little easier on your feet. Lengthy flights, with the combination of limited space,Continue Reading.
Hangovers, impaired judgement, sometimes organ damage; these are just some of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption that you might already be familiar with. Prolonged alcohol and drug use can cause major health complications for the body’s most vital organs – especially the liver, kidneys, bladder, and stomach. But most people neglect the fact thatContinue Reading.
Winter can be a tough time for our feet. The colder temperature, rain and (sometimes) snow can be unforgiving on our feet. If you’re a lover of winter sports you may find yourself in these climates more frequently than most; read on to see our podiatrist’s advice to keep in mind to take care ofContinue Reading.