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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Musculo-skeletal podiatry, Podiatric Dermatology

When my feet hurt, which appointment type do I need?

Painful feet can put a drain on your whole body, causing you to walk differently, putting additional strain on other muscles and joints.  Sometimes the cause is obvious: a corn or an ingrowing toenail is visible and, even if you need help to treat it, you understand where that pain is coming from. It can

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Home visits

Caring for our home visit patients

While we love welcoming patients into our clinic at Dulwich, we understand that seeing us in person isn’t possible for all of our patients. Making podiatry accessible is extremely important to us, which is why we have additional services to aid in this. Virtual appointments [URL: ] and home visits are some of the ways

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Ingrowing Toenails

Alternatives to Nail Surgery

If you suffer from an ingrown toenail but are unable to have nail surgery due to health concerns, needle phobia or a busy lifestyle, we are pleased to tell you that there are alternative treatments that don’t have to involve nail surgery. Onyfix is one of the surgery-free solutions that our podiatrists use to treat

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Footwear and exercise

How footwear affects feet when we exercise

Exercise encompasses a lot of different activities which can range from outdoor sports to indoor gym workouts. Different kinds of workouts and exercises require different equipment; whether it be weights in a gym or simply an outdoor space to run. One of the things that you should always take into consideration is the type of

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The ultimate foot care gift guide

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin gathering gift inspiration. Taking care of your feet is an essential part of taking care of your overall health, and foot care can be the perfect, unique gift for the health and fitness enthusiast in your life or someone you know wants

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