Burnham Podiatry Clinic

How Do I Check My Childs Feet For Problems?

Your childs feet are often overlooked once they start school and more pressing things take control, such as homework, after school clubs etc… but maintaining and caring for a child’s feet will benefit their health, mobility and well-being throughout their entire lives.  Our feet are very complex structures, and as[…]

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How Bad Are High Heels Really?

While Podiatrists advise patients to avoid wearing high heels, the reality is many patients will continue to wear them. So to help you enter the party season but look after your body, here’s a few tips to reduce the damage caused by those killer heals! Podiatrists treat foot and ankle[…]

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What Are Chilblains?

After the wonderful winter wonderland weather we have experienced this week, what better time than to talk about the not so wonderful Chilblains! Winter & Chilblains, a chilling topic! What are chilblains? Chilblains are red itchy, swollen bumps which appear on the skin following sudden changes in temperature. The blood[…]

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How Does Arthritis Affect The Feet?

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a painful condition that affects the small joints of the hands and feet.  It’s not just for older people, young people who use intense movements regularly can also increase the onset of this condition, such as massage therapists, hairdressers or anyone working with their hands for long[…]

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Do only athlete’s get Athlete’s Foot?

Do only athletes get Athletes Foot    Athletes foot is more common than people realise, most have suffered without actually knowing about it, however some cases will not go away and  require treatment. Do I have Athletes Foot? Athlete’s foot is a skin fungal infection. Commonly, it can be itchy, cracked,[…]

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Surgery under local anaesthesia

What are Corns & Callus?

Hard Skin, we all experience this at some point but what exactly causes it and how should we prevent it? It is no surprise that as your feet take the entire weight of your body, they are placed under extreme pressure. Just walking or standing, our body weight is carried first[…]

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Diabetes And How It Affects Your Feet.  

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that develops from high blood glucose levels which can cause damage to the nerve systems in your body by stopping important messages getting to and from your brain.  This nerve damage is called Neuropathy.  High blood glucose levels can also damage your blood[…]

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Surgery under local anaesthesia

What is Podiatry? Who needs a Podiatrist?

What is Podiatry? A question we get asked quite regularly in fact! Registered chiropodists/podiatrists are trained professionals in all aspects of care for the feet and lower limbs, including the most common foot problems like athletes Foot, bunions, corns and ingrown toenails, however it goes much deeper than just these issues. Some problems[…]

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Has Plantar Fasciitis got you down?

Q. I Think I have got plantar fasciitis, which is very painful.  When I wake up and get out of  bed in the morning it’s an excruciating pain in my arches and heels.  I find that sometimes it eases off as the day goes on.  The trouble is, whenever I[…]

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