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22
Sep
Swift for Verrucae & Warts
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Swift has arrived at The Portobello Clinic... Previous Next What is Swift? Swift is a new and exciting technology used to treat verrucae and warts within the clinic.  Swift uses microwave energy to cause localised tissue destruction and treatment of verrucae and wart.We posted previously on Verrucae and warts and gave and over of the facts and treatments options available.Swift treatment is quick and there is no need for the use of plasters and dressings and keeping your foot dry.So…

21
Jan
  • Chilblains- Winter Foot Health
Chilblains- Winter Foot Health
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  • Chilblain .

Out in the coldCold feetExposure to the cold What are Chilblains? Chilblains are small itchy red lumps that can appear on the skin after you have been in the cold, typically affecting the feet and hands, but can be found on the ears and nose. 1 in 10 people in the UK are affected by Chilblains. The skin may first become itchy, then red and swollen with a burning sensation and very tender to touch. Chilblains usually appear on the…

07
Jan
  • A patient guide to foot Orthoses & Insoles (Orthotics)
  • A patient guide to foot Orthoses & Insoles (Orthotics)
  • A patient guide to foot Orthoses & Insoles (Orthotics)
  • A patient guide to foot Orthoses & Insoles (Orthotics)
  • A patient guide to foot Orthoses & Insoles (Orthotics)
  • A patient guide to foot Orthoses & Insoles (Orthotics)
A patient guide to foot Orthoses & Insoles (Orthotics)
  • Stuart
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  • foot beds . foot orthoses . insoles . orthoses . orthotics .

Foot Orthoses or Orthotics are medical devices that fit into shoes to improve foot function and comfort by supporting the foot and changing and reducing the load and stress that is loaded through the foot and leg during walking, running and activity. Foot orthoses are designed to work with you everyday footwear when completing your day to day activities or job, or for activities such as high impact sports where parts of the foot are subjected to increased loads. There…

18
Oct
Verruca Needling (Falknor’s Technique)
Verruca Needling (Falknor’s Technique)
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  • needling . verruca . verrucae . warts .

As previously posted verrucae can be one of life's frustrations; they can oft be stubborn and non-responsive to treatment. They are caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV) which invades and infects the top layer of the skin (epidermis). The HPV infection gets into the skin cells following an abrasion or breaks in the skin surface. The virus can then remain here for up to 8months. In our previous post on verrucae and warts we looked at the cause and treatments…

01
Oct
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
  • Ingrowing & Painful toenails
Ingrowing & Painful toenails
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  • ingrowing toenail . involuted nail . onychocryptosis . painful nail .

Ingrowing toenails are commonly seen in the clinic, they can be extremely painful and troublesome. They present in a variety of ways depending upon severity, duration, and cause. The tissue around the nail can become inflamed and infected with antibiotics required. Ingrowing toenails can occur on any toe, however, the most common location is the big toe. The medical term for an ingrowing toenail is onychocryptosis. They occur in all ages but are typically seen in teenagers often who have…

23
Sep
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
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  • Big toe joint pain . bunion . footwear issues . hallux valgus .

A bunion, known medically as ‘Hallux Valgus’ is an abnormal alignment of the big toe. The first metatarsal begins to drift towards the other foot whilst the big toe deviates towards the smaller toes. Hallux Valgus Stats: 90% of patients with a bunion can recall a family member also having a bunion. 38% of females and 21% of males are estimated to have bunions. 30years of age is the most common age of onset. Bunions are found in the non-shoe…

15
Sep
Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s)
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  • Calcaneal Apophysitis . Childrens feet . Heel pain . Sever's .

Heel pain in children is commonly caused by Calcaneal Apophysitis which is also known as Sever’s. Cause Calcaneal Apophysitis is a common finding during periods of growth spurts, especially in those who are very active and sporty. There often is an increased rise in occurrence when returning to school and starting to increase sport and activity levels. The growing part of bones is known as growth plates. The foot is one of the first body parts to grow to full…

10
Sep
  • Flat feet and Children: Should I be concerned?
  • Flat feet and Children: Should I be concerned?
Flat feet and Children: Should I be concerned?
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  • childrens . Flat foot .

At first, most babies' feet look flat because an arch hasn't formed yet. Usually, the arch begins to appear by the time the child is 2 or 3 years old. What are flat feet? Feet with the appearance of being flat is common and seen in up to 20% of adults, many of whom are flexible and have no issues. Most of the population's feet have some sort of arch along the inside of the foot when standing. A Flat…

23
Aug
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
  • A Guide to Children’s Shoes
A Guide to Children’s Shoes
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A survey completed by the College of Podiatry highlighted that up to 29% of British children could be wearing shoes which are completely the wrong size. This could potentially cause blisters, bruises, and ingrowing toenails. Most children learn to walk at around the time of their first birthday. As your child begins to walk, shoes are an important factor to consider. A growing child will often need new shoes frequently. Nearly 1 in 6 parents (15 per cent) confess that…

04
Aug
3d Scanning has arrived in Clinic
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  • 3d scanning . casting . insoles . orthoses .

3d Scanning has arrived at the Portobello Clinic..... https://evolutionpodiatry.co.uk/wordpress/wp-admin/upload.php We have introduced some innovative 3d scanning technology recently at the Portobello Clinic, and have been achieving some excellent results. We now complete a 3d scan of the foot to make foot orthoses or insoles, when trialling this we carefully looked at accuracy and efficiency and compared to previous processes and how we took casts of the feet. This provides benefits, including time, a scan takes less than 5minutes in the…

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