What is neuropathy? The nervous system sends and receives messages throughout your entire body. Neuropathy occurs when this system does not work properly. Peripheral neuropathy refers to the peripheral nerves in the extremities (i.e. your fingers and toes). There are many types of neuropathy, each with different causes and symptoms. Neuropathy can affect the sensory nerves, motorContinue 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.
As schools re-open and our children get ready to go back to school, many of them will have spent the summer in sandals and, with lockdown, not had shoes on their feet for some months. Getting new shoes for school is an age-old tradition that can fill a parent with dread. Our blog this month aimsContinue 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.
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 keratinContinue Reading.
During the Covid-19 lockdown there has been a large increase in the number of people taking up running as their choice of exercise, whether this be a new runner or an experienced runner running more frequently, resulting in an increase in people with painful heel conditions contacting the practice. The heel is a specialised partContinue Reading.
The beginning of May sees us, along with the whole country entering a seventh week of lockdown and we are all hoping for a lightening of the restrictions soon. At Dulwich Podiatry we always put the health and safety of our patients first. The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has brought about unique and concerning circumstances and weContinue Reading.
This month we will be talking about our recently acquired Gait Analysis pressure mat, from RS Scan. “What does it do?” we hear you all ask. Phits self-summarise as being “the first company in the world to directly translate gait analysis into custom, dynamic 3D-printed insoles.” It’s clever stuff! The mat-like device is loaded withContinue Reading.
Onychomycosis (Greek – Onycho/Nail, Myco/Fungus, Osis/Condition,state,action) or Tinea unguium is a fungal infection of the nail. Research suggests that around 25% of the population contracts fungal nails at some point. It presents as a thickening and/or discolouration of the toenails, debris beneath the toenail and there may be a malodour. Most feet have a levelContinue Reading.
Athletes Foot, Corns and Callus, Fungal Nail Infections, Ingrowing Toenails, Podiatric Dermatology, Verrucae
Feet need love too this month. Those of us who have kept to our New Year’s resolutions might have been walking or running more than we are used to. Please do not ignore any consequence pain that you might be feeling in your feet and legs. Ongoing consistent pain is not a natural consequence ofContinue Reading.