General

Making the Move: From the NHS to Private Practice

By Shila Ansari I recently moved from a podiatry department in the National Health Service (NHS) to Dulwich Podiatry.  My eight years working in the NHS provided me with the opportunity to develop my core podiatry skills, especially in managing the high risk foot, ulceration and wound care. Unfortunately, I felt could not develop my

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Advice, General, Home visits

When you can’t get out, we’ll come to you!

By Hema Iyavoo It is essential that we all take good care of our feet in later life. Good foot care lowers our risks of falls and reduces our risks of infection, as well as relieving pain. At Dulwich Podiatry, we can help older people who are unable to look after their feet even if

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Biomechanics, Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Orthose

Improving Your Running Form: A Podiatric Perspective

By Jack Eastwood Running is one of the most accessible forms of exercise, requiring minimal equipment and offering numerous health benefits.  However improper running form can lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from minor discomfort to more serious issues whether it be a something superficial or something more in depth. As podiatrists, we understand

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Advice, Damaged and Discoloured Toenails

Wilde Pedique

By Michaela Shaw Problems affecting the toenails are a common concern affection millions worldwide. From fungal infections to trauma related damage, affected toenails can cause discomfort, pain and embarrassment for patients. If you are worried about damaged or unsightly toenails we offer a treatment called Wilde Pedique Nail Reconstruction that offers a solution for restoring

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General

Menopause and its Impact on Foot Health

By Debbie Delves Menopause marks a significant transition in a woman’s life, with hormonal changes influencing not only her reproductive system, but also various aspects of overall well-being.While it is commonly associated with hormonal changes and various symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings, its effects on the feet and ankles are often overlooked. As

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Footwear and exercise

Stepping into Comfort: the Importance of Good Fitting Footwear

By Jack Eastwood In our fast-paced lives, the importance of choosing the right footwear often goes overlooked and regarded as not important. However, the impact of ill-fitting footwear can have varying effects on overall health and wellbeing. As a podiatrist, I often find myself emphasizing the crucial role that good fitting footwear plays in maintaining

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Achilles Tendinitis, Advice, Biomechanics, msk, Self Help, Sports injury

My Achilles rupture injury and non-surgical recovery process

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 up

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Athletes Foot, Podiatric Dermatology

When is a foot rash NOT Athletes Foot

Our skin is the largest organ in the body and is incredibly versatile. It serves as a protective barrier, regulates temperature, and communicates with the world. However, it’s also susceptible to a variety of conditions including Athlete’s Foot, Eczema, and Contact Dermatitis. While these conditions can share some symptoms, they each have distinct causes and

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Advice, General

Weird and Wonderful Feet

By Michaela Shaw As a podiatrist, I have seen my fair share of feet. But some feet are truly more unique than others. Here are a few examples of weird and wonderful feet: Polydactyly is a condition where a person is born with extra fingers or toes. This can be a minor abnormality, or it

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General

Happy Birthday, Dulwich Podiatry!

This year sees Dulwich Podiatry celebrate its 75th anniversary. Today we take a brief look back at the history of podiatry, Dulwich Podiatry and where we are now. The origins of podiatry in the UK can be traced back to the early 20th century. Before then, it was practiced mainly by individuals knows as “chiropodists”,

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