General

Menopause and its Impact on Foot Health

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 a podiatrist, I

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Footwear and exercise

Stepping into Comfort: the Importance of Good Fitting Footwear

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 not just foot

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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

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 can be more

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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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Advice, Athletes Foot, Podiatric Dermatology

Athlete’s Foot: What You Need to Know

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection that affects the skin of the feet. It is caused by a fungus that thrives in warm, moist environments. Athlete’s foot can cause a variety of symptoms, including itching, burning, scaling, and cracking of the skin. In some cases, Athlete’s foot can also lead to blisters or a

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Musculo-skeletal podiatry

How podiatrists use technology to assess your gait

Walking is often perceived as a simple task, with its importance and necessity overlooked. You may be surprised to learn that the average person takes around 216,262,500 steps in their lifetime. Think of Joni Mitchell’s words in Big Yellow Taxi; “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘till it’s gone” and relate this to your feet.

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Easy foot fixers at home

Quick Feet Fixes

There are a lot of things you can do to help prepare your feet for summer and there are some easy things you can do to get your skin smooth and sandal-ready. In this blog we will be looking at some simple foot conditions and how they can be improved quickly and easily at home

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Advice, Self Help

The health benefits of walking & how to do more of it

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 on

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