The Totally Podiatry Blog

Sandy Feet

  There’s nothing quite like being at the beach, wind in your hair, the smell of the salty sea and sand between your toes. Somerset has many incredible beaches, Langport is a bit land-locked, but most beaches are within a 45 minute drive.   Which is your go-to Somerset beach?…

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Cracking Callus

The what, why, when and ways of a callus What A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin that build up on your body, most commonly, feet and hands. Why Callus build-up because your body protecting itself from rubbing, injury or pressure We’ve all had calluses form at some…

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Spring is in the air!

Do you get the urge to spring clean? For the garden as well as the house? We will be allowed to entertain friends and family again soon in our gardens, so having a lovely garden is going to become especially important this year.   All the spring flowers are popping…

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Ouch! My corns ’urt!

Firstly, a corn is not dangerous, it is a small, circular patch of hard skin. It can be painful if you press the center of the corn. If you have had it a long time, it might be discoloured, this is when people get them confused with verrucas. The two…

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Welly Walks

Is there a person in Somerset without a pair of wellies? Due to much of the county being low lying we regularly have flooded fields and sadly flooded homes and businesses.  Wellies are staple footwear over autumn, winter and spring for many people as you never know when you might…

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Skin Is Special

Skin is vital to your body, most of us care for the skin on our faces and hands- probably as these are the area’s most seen by other people.  The study of skin is called Dermatology, as the middle of the three layers of your skin is the dermis. That’s…

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Christmas foot care

Your poor toes, winter is harsh for them.  The cold temperatures make it really difficult for your body to get the warm blood to your feet and hands. When numb feet are combined with icy paths the risk of falling is increased, and that is what I want you to…

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Foot Circulation Problems

Human circulation diagram of the feet and legs

We are being led to believe that Spring is on its way! But we are still wearing boots – albeit wellingtons! Make sure your feet stay warm and dry. Are you suddenly feeling painful spots in your feet or in your legs? What could that be? Do you suffer with…

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Orthotic Insoles

A pair of orthotic insoles

An orthotic insole may have been selected for your pathology. Causes can be a change in the size, magnitude or timing of the forces acting on your foot. A care pathway will have been discussed and your foot examined to ensure you have the correct professional opinion. If you have…

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Having Falls? Check Your Footwear

A pair of soft indoor shoes or slippers

Something I read about a lot is elderly folk having falls. The subject often covers where, when and how BUT did you know that frequently, the fall can be due to sloppy footwear!  Always make sure that footwear is secure by a lace-up or Velcro strap. Wearing old slippers? A…

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