The Totally Podiatry Blog

Hot Tub and Swimming Pool Safety

Foot safety at swimming pools and hot tubs

I don’t want to be a spoilsport and ruin your fun as life is about having fun and making memories, especially when near a swimming pool or hot tub. Watching the family bomb into a pool at a villa, lazily swimming lengths or enjoying glasses of fizz whilst relaxing in…

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Galileo will laser your pain away!

Laser treatment to cure heel pain in Somerset

Galileo is my sidekick, helping to cure your pain. I have been treating the people of Somerset’s pain with my M5 laser for the last 6 months. The results and feedback from my patients have all been excellent.   I invested in this treatment machine because it is safe and…

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Pods Heal Heels

Heel pain treatment in Langport

The what, why, when and ways of heel pain What Heel pain can be anything from sharp, shooting pains to a continuous, dull ache. It might be worse in the mornings, at the end of the day or after exercise. You might feel it under your heel, around the back…

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How to look after your toenails

Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Grab a pair of scissors and trim your toenails. But did you know that if you are doing it the wrong way, you could be doing more harm than good? The main problem that is caused by poorly trimmed nails is ingrowing toenails. Although interestingly, you…

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A Stable Grounding

You will get more from your exercise session and more enjoyment from a walk if you have faith in your feet. Fear of falling is a real worry for some people; it’s not just the pain caused by the fall but the worry about the recovery time afterwards and losing…

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National Eczema Week

National Eczema Week

Eczema is a form of dermatitis, and we all know how much I love anything skin related. The skin fascinates me; I’ve spent many days learning about the skin and the problems that can affect it. If you’ve been in for an appointment, you’ll know I like to check the…

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Sweaty Summer Feet

Sweaty summer feet   It’s so lovely to air your feet; if you’re sitting down for a few minutes, slide your shoes off and allow your feet to cool.   As I’m writing, this is 30 degrees outside, and every patient I have seen is struggling with the heat. It’s…

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Ingrowing toenail surgery

An ingrowing toenail is when the nail grows round and down into the flesh of your toe. A spike of the toenail will form at the edges, sometimes if only a few extra millimetres of the nail, but it causes many problems.   Ingrowing toenails are really painful; they can…

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Sandy Feet

  There’s nothing quite like being at the beach, wind in your hair, the smell of the salty sea and sand between your toes. Somerset has many incredible beaches, Langport is a bit land-locked, but most beaches are within a 45 minute drive.   Which is your go-to Somerset beach?…

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Cracking Callus

The what, why, when and ways of a callus What A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin that build up on your body, most commonly, feet and hands. Why Callus build-up because your body protecting itself from rubbing, injury or pressure We’ve all had calluses form at some…

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