Poorly-fitting shoes that rub on the feet can damage the skin and may cause: blisters – small pockets of fluid that form in the upper layers of the skin corns – small circles of thick skin calluses – hard, rough areas of skin that are often yellowish in colour These conditions can all result in pain and discomfort when you walk. Most blisters heal naturally in a few days and don't require medical attention. Wearing comfortable, well-fitting shoes can help stop them returning.
Bunions A bunion is a bony swelling at the base of the big toe that can be painful when wearing shoes and make walking difficult. Bunions are a common foot problem, particularly in women. The big toe points towards the other toes and the big toe joint sticks out, forming a bony lump. Bunions can get worse if they're left untreated, so it's best to see a GP for advice. Non-surgical treatments are usually tried first, including wearing comfortable and wide shoes, orthotics (ins
How does Diabetes affect the foot? Neuropathy Neuropathy is the name given to damage to the nerves in the feet. It is a common complication with diabetes and once it has occurred it cannot be reversed. It can lead to dry skin, discomfort or pain, even deformity or loss of sensation which makes the feet feel numb. This makes them vulnerable to injury, often leading to a foot ulcer. Poor blood supply Ischaemia is the name for a lack of oxygen or blood to the skin. This occurs
I am really pleased to let you all know that I will be opening my first clinic. My clinic will be opening on Castle Hill in Richmond during September 2016. I am currently busy with home visits and ordering furniture to ensure my new clinic is comfortable and a great environment for you to relax and enjoy your treatment. Located within, but separate from, The Caroline Hudson Gallery.