Do you wish you could free your feet this summer?

Are your feet longing to escape from the confines of your shoes and socks but you’re too embarrassed to bare your soles? Well you’re not alone – recent data from the College of Podiatry revealed that 6 in 10 of us suffer in silence when it comes to foot pain and 70% of us neglect …

Why walking is important

A recent article has highlighted the risk of being inactive and foot complications. It is thought that not walking or moving regularly may reduce the skin’s ability to tolerate stress. So how can you move more? How do you set small goals to increase your activity? What motivates you to get up and take some …

Has your foot health been affected during lockdown?

A new report indicates that more people are struggling to look after their feet during COVID-19. The study undertaken by researchers at the University of Southampton and Solent NHS Trust, showed that COVID-19 restrictions led to an association of poorer foot health or foot pain and reduced physical activity during lockdown. Foot problems previously thought of …

Why lipoedema may be the reason you can’t lose weight

Lipoedema is a condition that’s woefully under researched and misunderstood Yet astonishingly can affect around 10% of women and in rare cases can also affect men. A friend of mine recently told me that she was suffering with Lipoedema. I’d never really questioned her size, I assumed she was just curvy. As I learned more …

All about paws!

It’s #InternationalDogDay so I thought we should celebrate our 4 legged friends These two beauties are my babies; Frankie and Lucy! Our beloved pooches have paws come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some dogs are wide, others are narrow. Some have dew claws, some have hair between their toes, and others have webbed feet. …

Why we should all listen to older people’s stories!

I love my job, it’s an absolute privilege to be allowed a window into people’s lives whilst I’m treating them. This beautiful lady recently attended as a new patient. She is now in her 80’s and could easily be dismissed as elderly and insignificant, but older people have often led such rich and fascinating lives. …

Could bruising on your feet be a sign of COVID-19?

Podiatrists across Europe are suggesting that lesions on the feet could be a sign of coronavirus. Whilst it is known that the major symptoms of the illness are a new persistent cough and a high temperature, some people who have the virus can be asymptomatic. Spanish and Italian doctors are reporting that nasty purplish lesions …

New Position Statement on Foot Care and Diabetes

It’s great to see guidance published that has involved the perspectives of those living with diabetes. I’m particularly proud of my friend Chris Aldred aka the Grumpy Pumper who has made a significant contribution to the wording of this new position statement on foot health and diabetes. The iDEAL diabetes team highlight the importance of …