If you are looking for a podiatrist Urmston, our podiatrist has worked in the NHS and privately for over ten years. She is highly experienced in podiatry care treating a range of lower limb, foot and ankle conditions such as difficult nails, corns, callus’, verrucas, in-growing toenails and fungal infections.
You can visit us for podiatry treatment in our Therapy Room or we can visit you in the comfort of your own home.
As new client will have an initial assessment by our podiatrist and treatment. Following this a schedule of regular appointments can be made if necessary, which usually are every six to eight weeks.
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What does a podiatrist do?
Our podiatrist is a health care professional who has been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:
- toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
- corns and calluses
- athlete’s foot
- smelly feet
- dry and cracked heels
- flat feet
- heel pain
- ageing feet
- sports injuries
10 tips for looking after your feet
1 – Wash your feet often
Wash your feet every day in warm soapy water, but destroy your skin’s natural oils by sking it off.
2 – Dry your feet well
Dry your feet thoroughly after washing them, especially between the toes which is where fungal infections such as athlete’s foot can develop.
3 – Moisturise and file
If your skin is dry, apply moisturising cream all over the foot, but don’t apply between your toes. Remove hard skin and calluses with a foot file or a pumice stone – but done file too hard or you can make the problem worse.
4 – Cut toenails carefully
Trim your toenails regularly using proper nail clippers. Avoid ingrowing toenails by cutting straight across, never trim your toenails at an angle or down the edges.
5 – Buy new shoes in the afternoon
Buy new shoes in the afternoon. Your feet swell as the day progresses and if shoes fit in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest, you know that they will always be comfortable.
6 – Footwear tips for work
Wear comfortable shoes to and from the office and only wear your smart shoes once you get to the office. Also, try to vary the heel height, between low, medium and high.
7 – Limit time wearing high heels
Keep your high heels and pointed toe shoes for special occasions only, and always wear the right shoes for the job, sensible shoes for walking, trainers for exercise.
8 – Change your socks often to avoid foot odour
Nobody likes smelly feet, so change your socks at least every day, if you have been particularly active or in hot weather change them more often. Smelly feet comes from bacteria which can grow in your socks.
9 – Watch out for foot bugs in communal changing areas
Avoid catching athlete’s foot and verrucas by wearing flip flops in the gym or at the swimming pool.
10 – Take care with flip flops
Don’t wear flip lops all of the time because they don’t provide support for your feet and can give you arch and heel pain if you wear them too much.
Foot pain advice for over-60s
If you’re over 60, foot care becomes even more important. Age takes its toll: your skin thins, your joints begin to stiffen and your feet become more vulnerable to the cold.
Not only that, but as The Care Team podiatrist says: “as we get older it gets physically more difficult for us to get to our feet, and failing eyesight doesn’t help.”
She says: “Go to see a professional for a foot check every six months and never put up with foot pain as if it is normal. If your feet hurt talk to an expert”