Our Blog Roll

02
Apr

Home Treatments for Verrucae and Warts.. Currently due to Covid-19 Evolution Podiatry at the Portobello Clinic are not seeing patients face to face unless in an emergency.We thought it might be helpful to create a series of posts for simple home treatments and do's and don't for common conditions seen in clinic. What are Verrucae & Warts? Verrucae & warts are a common viral skin infection most frequently affecting the hands and feet.  Most people experience warts in one form…

23
Mar
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
  • Video & Telephone Consultations
Video & Telephone Consultations
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  • Telephone .

We are currently facing difficult and uncertain times with the way live, travel and work.  Our patient safety is paramount to us and we to continue the high level of care and patient input that we strive for.  We are following the government's advice on social distancing and Coronavirus (COVID-19). From the 24th March 2020, we will not be providing face to face appointments Current technology provides us with the opportunity to complete consultations in a new way via internet…

17
Mar
Coronavirus – How We Can Help
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  • coronavirus .

We can all play a part in helping to minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus.  We are taking measures to help minimize the spread and appreciate your understanding and cooperation while we all work together to do so. We are a hands-on clinic so are taking the necessary steps to remain so, including remaining super vigilant with our hand washing. https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU With the current concerns about COVID-19 we would like to reassure our patients that we are taking all possible…

10
Feb
Fungal Infections & Socks
  • Stuart
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  • Athletes foot . fungal infection . Socks . Tinea Pedis .

Socks harbouring Fungal spores Facts: Fungus has been shown to remain in 36% of socks washed at 40 degrees. Washing at 60 degrees showed 6% remaining with fungal spores. Socks containing the dermatophyte Trichophyton Rubrum showed 10% could contaminate clean laundry within 1 hour. Overview: The warm and dark environment of shoes and especially trainers provide a breeding ground for microorganisms to thrive such as fungal infections.   Socks can play a vital role as a barrier and a transmission vehicle…

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…

21
Jan
  • Chilblains- Winter Foot Health
Chilblains- Winter Foot Health
  • Stuart
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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
  • Stuart
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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…

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