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October is almost over, and winter is well on its way. Like the leaves on the trees, the temperature drops, and the nights draw in. The effects of winter on our health can be widespread – with increases in coughs, colds and the dreaded flu. Our skin is no different, an...

1 Oct 2018

I recently got a new smartphone. No, it’s not that its anything to write about but on the main screen I notice it had a “step counter” – it keeps a running daily total of the number of footsteps that I take. I am not sure how it does that (or if it is that accurate) bu...

Our podiatrist, Dr Ivan Bristow, recently made a trip over to Canada to deliver a series of lectures on foot dermatology and microwave technology in Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Whilst there he met with Canadian Podiatrists including Dr Helen Rees, President of the C...

12 Aug 2018

Verrucae (warts) on the feet (and hands) are not nice things to have and can be very hard to treat. We have been using the SWIFT microwave system for over three years now and continue to have good results for our patients.

At the Chiropody Surgery, we were the first cli...

2 Jul 2018

Athletes foot is one of the commonest skin problems in the world today. A study suggested that around 35% of the adult population have it - caused by a fungus that lives on the skin of the feet causing the infection. For the majority of sufferers with the condition, wh...

22 Jun 2018

Tina in Navy Blue

Earlier this year I was attending a podiatry conference in Cardiff when I was introduced to a new shoe company - Joya Shoes. As a podiatrist I see a lot of new shoes every year, but these were different. I was told these were the softest and most comfo...

25 May 2018

On 25th May 2018, there is a new law introduced which we are sure you will have seen - the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force to allow you to have more information about how companies store and use your personal data as well as your right, in ce...

15 May 2018

As the summer approaches and we are spending more time outdoors it’s good to remember to use a sunscreen when out and about. Its not just for your holiday but also everyday use in the summer sunshine. Sunlight contains two types of potentially harmful UV light. UVA rad...

Although it may not feel like it quite yet, spring is here and we look forward to longer lighter evenings with warmer weather and a bit of sunshine - if we are lucky. As the temperatures start to rise, we think about bringing out our summer shoes but are your feet read...

Toenails are perhaps not the most glamorous part of our body, but its good to show them off whenever possible. Unfortunately, toenail problems are a common problem. Most often at the chiropody surgery we see nails which have been damaged or are thickened. This is most...

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