overweight person holding weighing scales - question "Could being overweight affect my feet"

Can weight affect my Feet? The health risks of excess weight and obesity feature frequently in the news. One aspect not often reported on is the effect they can have on your feet. In fact, excess weight contributes to a myriad of foot problems routinely seen by our footcare professionals. So yes, unfortunately, being overweight…

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Cold toes - Raynaud's

February is Raynaud’s Awareness month Symptoms of Raynaud’s Cold fingers and toes? Colour changes in your skin in response to changes in temperature or stress? Colour changes from white, to blue/purple and then red? Numbness, tingling or pain in the affected area? Stinging or throbbing pain upon warming or stress relief Millions of people suffer…

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Choosing the right sports shoe image

Buy footwear designed for the activity you want to do.  Running shoes are very flexible, allowing the foot to bend and flex through each step, they have increased shock absorption for when the heel strikes the ground and are designed for forward motion.  Sports such as tennis, basketball and aerobics involve sideways stepping, and require…

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Winter Feet

Brrrr… It’s Cold! Autumn/Winter is upon us!   So, anyone who hasn’t enjoyed exposing your feet through summer can get super excited in the knowledge that you can hide your feet back in your boots and wellies!  With the weather change and temperature drop, it’s so important to look after your feet and maintain good foot…

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National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is one of the most stressful and serious chronic diseases a person can face.  Its prevalence continues to grow throughout the the world.  Today, tens of millions of people live with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes . Type 2 Non-Insulin Dependant Diabetes Mellitus (NIDDM) is the most common form of diabetes. Commonly…

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treat your feet right this halloween

10 Tips to Treat Your Feet Right on Halloween Night Halloween night has enough frights as it is, with ghouls and goblins patrolling the street in search of sweets.  Don’t add horrors like plantar fasciitis, sprained ankles, and ball of foot pain to the list. Here are 10 Top Tips on how to treat your feet…

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World Psoriasis Day 2018

Today is World Psoriasis Day.  With so many people affected worldwide by psoriasis, we thought we would post some advice on what you can do and what is available to treat it. Anyone who has psoriasis of the feet or hands can easily trigger psoriasis symptoms with easy injury, as the areas of the hands and…

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sweaty feet

Sweating profusely can be a nuisance at the best of times, but when you’re sweating from your feet in the heat this Summer, it gets a whole lot more stressful!   Nobody wants hot, stinky, sweaty feet to go along with their pampered feet, but believe it or not, there is actually good reason for your…

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back to school shoes

Back to School footwear and footwear tips In the back-to-school rush, shoe shops will be heaving with parents and children intent on buying back-to-school footwear. Yet, many school children are wearing shoes that are too small.  This is despite the risk of deformity and injury associated with ill-fitting shoes. Before you splash out on expensive…

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