What are Verrucae and how to treat them

What are Verrucae and How are they Treated? Verrucae are warts that are often found on the plantar aspect (soles) of the feet or around the toes. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are currently more than 100 known types of HPV; subtypes 1, 2 and 4 are most common on the hands and feet. HPV is a highly contagious virus and is passed easily between

The dangers of self diagnosing and self treating

Sometimes, it is necessary to seek the advice of a professional before heading down the road of self-treatment for a condition of the foot or lower leg.  Podiatry and Chiropody is the profession that deals with the examination, diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the foot and lower leg.  For this reason, they are generally accepted as the first medical practitioner to contact for all things feet.   Why should I

Marathon Training

Your Chiropodist is one of the first medical practitioners you should consider when undertaking marathon training and ultra-training. A Chiropodist is a health care practitioner trained in assessing, diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot, and lower leg.  When it comes to running your Chiropodist may have a wealth of experience treating all sorts of conditions associated to the foot and lower limbs. Your Chiropodist may expect to see a

Seasonal change on the feet

How shoes affect your feet? As temperatures and pressures fluctuate the seasonal change on the feet will inevitably mean a change in our footwear, some people may complain of dry cracked skin, others may complain or a sandy rough appearance to the sole of the foot. Others occasionally develop painful splits between the toes. If you have any concerns you can visit your local podiatrist for further advice. What tends to

Diagnosis and treatment of Arthritis

What is arthritis and how do you treat it? Arthritis is a disorder that can affect anyone at any age. Arthritis may be defined as a joint disorder that may involve the inflammation of one or more joints. For example if you experience pain, redness, heat and swelling on the skin or around the joint, or restriction of movement then you should consider seeing your podiatrist or GP. There are

Feet and Rehabilitation

Why Podiatry and Chiropody can play a key part in your training. Many of the common musculoskeletal problems encountered by podiatrists on a daily basis are often associated to overuse syndromes. For example, shin splints, compartment syndrome and muscle strain are commonly seen in runners due to over activity of one or more of the muscles on the lower leg. The muscles of the lower leg may be over worked

Psoriasis symptoms and treatment

Podiatrists and chiropodists see many skin conditions in clinic on a regular basis, however one of the most common conditions is Psoriasis. Psoriasis is skin condition which can effect a person at any age, however it most usually begins between ages of 15 and 35 Symptoms The condition usually causes patches of thickened, itchy pinky-red skin. Most commonly these can be seen on the elbows, knees and trunk, but it