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Nail Care – Professional Advice on managing your nails

Professional care and advice on how to manage your toe nails can make all the difference to the appearance of your feet.  Often people are not sure or just not capable of self managing their nails.  In our comfortable therapy setting we can offer you treatments to cut and clear your nails, re shape them,…

Can tight muscles contribute to foot pain?

Foot pain, arch pain, heel pain, lower leg muscle pain can all be contributed by muscles that are over working or tight and with joints that may not be stable or well positioned. Pain is not normal and its a sign that perhaps something is out of balance. If you are are experiencing regular muscle or…

Corns Callus Hard Skin and Cracked heels

Corns and callus come under the category of a hard skin build up on the feet.  They are most usually cause by pressure and friction from every day walking or from the constant rubbing from footwear.  Its the bodies protective mechanism in a response to these ‘forces of walking’. To much hard skin build up…

Verrucae and Plantar Warts

Verrucae or Warts express themselves as cauliflower looking lumps or bumps on the hand or feet (Plantar Wart/Verrucae).   They are generally harmless but can cause some discomfort due to pressure on weight bearing area’s.   What are Verrrucae Verrucae and Warts and caused by the ‘human papilloma virus’.  The virus causes the infected skin…

Back to School Footwear

Its easy to forget just home important the right footwear is.  Bournemouth Podiatry feels that the most important thing that any parent can do for their child is ensure that they are wearing good footwear.   As there is so many choices with footwear, some of the shoes on the market excellent yet many, fall…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis and heel and arch pain.   Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition commonly associated with the heel and the arch of the foot.  There are many causes of the condition but generally its believed to be from faulty foot function, activity levels.   The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue the…

CUSTOM ORTHOTIC THERAPY AND REHABILITAITON EXERCISES

Custom orthotics are one of the very effective ways to enhance and improve foot function. Most issues of the foot occur because of faulty foot function, which can either be an acquired or inherited issue.  If you have issues with the structure and function of the foot, then this can also lead to effects on…

Selecting footwear – Growth, development and day wear

As with all our posts, we try and give our readers a base at which to ‘better understand their feet’ Growth and development happen in stages, and its important that the foot is given the best change to develop properly.  A the same time, the adult foot must function as best as possible to avoid…

Boscombe 10km run

Bournemouth Podiatry attended the Boscombe 10KM in support of the Bournemouth Joggers.  Although a very cold event, the sun did come out and we were there to answer questions regards feet and running. We had emergency plasters and tapping kit jut in case any injuries occurred.  Most runners were asking questions regards prevention of ankle…

Footwear Advice – From back to school to office and more

Good Footwear is one of the most important considerations that a parent can give to their Childs development.  The right footwear can assist in healthy growth and development of your child.  Shoes vary so much that understanding what actually works for a foot and what information is right, the purchaser is often left not knowing…

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