Why does chemotherapy affect your nails?

Nail changes unfortunately are a common side effect of chemotherapy. Peeling, discolouration, brittle or easily broken nails or nails that lift completely from the nail bed are not unusual. The good news is that these changes are usually temporary. The nail consists of the nail plate, nail matrix, nail bed and nail folds – read more …

How do blisters form?

Blisters are usually caused by your footwear rubbing excessively against your skin. Find out more about why the skin on your feet is different here. Blisters created by friction can can create a separation or rupture between the layers of your skin. This rupture forms a pocket that quickly fills with liquid to give the blister …

Podiatrist Spotlight – Care For Feet

Today we welcome Jo Lambourne to our Podiatrist Spotlight. Jo is the owner of  Care For Feet and provides clinic appointments in Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Bakewell. Here Jo talks about what attracted her to a career in Podiatry and the types of foot problems Jo and her team treat. What attracted you to a career in Podiatry? At the 20-week …

Words have the power to heal or hurt

Last week the BMJ published an article about how we should reframe the way we discuss diabetes related complications. It’s so important to remember the impact our words can have. As healthcare professionals we need to be even more mindful of that. All too often people with diabetes can feel demotivated in their clinical encounters …

What does the New Year mean to you?

This week I’d planned on writing a post about the New Year, goal setting and creating an action plan to implement those changes, with a particular focus on why foot health is important in many of our New Year resolutions. However yesterday brought the saddest, most tragic news in our podiatry community which has made …

Podiatrist Spotlight – Richard from RP Podiatry

Today we welcome Richard Povey to our Podiatrist Spotlight. Richard is the owner of RP Podiatry, 48A Main Street, East  Bridgford, NG13 8NH.   What attracted you to a career in podiatry? Podiatry chose me! I had planned to train as a physiotherapist but it was extremely competitive. The University of Huddersfield offered me a …

All about fungi

You may have noticed as the weather turns to autumn the abundance of fungi all around us. They are diverse and include many species such as yeasts, moulds and mushrooms. Fungi are parasitic, which means they live and feed off another organism (their host). A fungus uses its host as a source of food, obtaining nutrients …