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Do’s and Don’t for Diabetic Foot Care

By , July 13, 2017 9:25 pm

Caring for your feet

  • Inspect your feet daily, seek assistance if you identify any cuts, blisters, red, hot, pussy areas
  • Regularly moisturise you feet to avoid cracked skin
  • Have annual foot examinations

Injury Prevention

  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Avoid using corn plasters
  • Test the water temperature with your elbow before you bathe
  • Maintain good blood sugars to prevent nerve damage (neuropathy)

Helpful Resources

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/foothealth/Pages/Diabetesandfeet.aspx

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Complications/Feet/Taking-care-of-your-feet/

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Complications/Feet/

Chiropody VS Podiatry? Whats the difference?

By , July 11, 2017 12:14 pm

The vast majority of us will all experience some sort of lower limb problem within our lifetime, so it’s important to know who to go and get help from.   Often people ask ‘should I see a Podiatrist or a Chiropodist?’ and ‘what is the difference between them?’  After 14 years of practice we can safely say that this is the most common question we get asked.

 The short answer is that there is no difference between them. The term Podiatrist and Chiropodist are legally protected and everyone using these titles has had the same training and should be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).   Most countries no longer use the term ‘chiropodist’ which originally means to treat hands and feet, these days we tend to just focus on feet so we tend not to use the “chiro” prefix and retain the “pod” which means feet. Hence a chiropractor uses their hands to treat. Podiatrist is simply a more modern and accurate name.

We opt to use the term Podiatrist as all our Podiatrists hold BSc (Hons) Podiatry or Podiatric Medicine degrees and are adept at dealing with many foot pathologies including verrucaes, ingrown toenails (including nail surgery) and biomechanical assessment for Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, Neuromas, Capsulitis and many other foot conditions.

Now with the introduction of a Physiotherapist & an Acupuncturist we can offer you the optimum in holistic and multi-disciplinary care.

 

We can’t wait to see you at Foot Heaven.  Come in or give us a ring on 0114 2684000 and see how we can help keep your feet in tip top condition, assist with recovery from that troublesome running injury or have a look at that niggling foot condition.

 

Introducing Anna Evans

By , July 5, 2017 3:55 pm

Foot Heaven proudly welcomes Anna Evans (Podiatrist) to the team.

Anna recently joined the team having spent 14 years working in the NHS. She comes with a wealth of experience having worked as a Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist at the world renowned Ipswich Hospital Diabetic Foot Clinic.

Following that she worked as an Advanced Specialist Musculoskeletal Podiatrist for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust treating Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis/tendinopathy & Sports injuries.

She continues to work part-time as an Advanced Specialist Podiatrist for Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services for Podiatric Surgery Teams where she triages patients for bunion corrections, neuroma surgical excisions.

She offers chiropody, podiatry, biomechanical assessment and orthotics, steroid injections, verrucae needling, nail surgery.

In her spare time she enjoys walking, cycling, jive dancing and skiing.

She looks forward to meeting you all.

Christmas Offer

By , December 1, 2016 1:40 pm

Let the Festive Season begin by letting yourself go with a glass of bubbly and a mince pie all inclusive with every treatment! Appointments available tomorrow! Give us a call on 0114 2684000
Be quick as offer ends in January!

WINTER OFFER

By , August 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Book your chiropody appointment  between 1/10/2011 and 31/11/2012 and receive  a free OPI nail paint!

We promise that the miracles we work can leave even the tiresome, weatherworn feet feeling as soft as baby’s feet, thanks to everything from a special foot sanding machine to a heavenly foot massage.

WINTER OFFER

By , August 30, 2012 8:39 pm

Book your chiropody appointment between 1/10/2012 and 31/11/2012 and receive a free OPI nail paint.
We promise that the miracles we work can leave even the tiresome, weatherworn feet feeling as soft as baby’s feet, thanks to everything from a special foot sanding machine to a heavenly foot massage.