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More About Verrucae

Verrucae on the heel

What are they? Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct person to person contact. There are various forms of HPV which all relate to various parts of the human body. What causes the problem? The virus is thought to thrive in moist, damp environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and communal shower areas. It is possible to contract verrucae simply by walking…

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Chiropody

A foot with chiropody problems

When it comes to foot care it is vital that you use the professionals in the industry to ensure safety with your feet and great detail in care. Here at Kidderminster Foot Clinic I have the skills to care for your feet and your feelings while keeping you comfortable in my presence. Chiropody treatments cover all manner of common foot complaints. This can range from, In-growing toe nails treatments, corn removal, nail care, calluses & cracked heels and verrucas / warts. As part of your initial consultation, I will assess…

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How to Prevent & Treat Heel Pain

High heeled shoe with insole

  How do I prevent it? Follow the self-care measures below in the first instance. What are the treatments? If you experience heel pain, some simple self-care measures include: Avoid wearing ill-fitting or uncomfortable shoes Wear shoes with good heel cushioning and effective arch support Avoid walking or exercising on hard ground Rest regularly and try not to walk or run too fast Wear a raised heel (no more than 6-10 mm higher than normal) Lose weight if you are overweight More specialist treatments include: Heel spurs (plantar fasciitis or…

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The Causes of Heel Pain

Painful heel

What causes the problem? Heel pain is a common occurrence and in most cases the pain is caused by some form of mechanical injury caused by small repetitive injuries that occur at a rate faster than the body can heal them. Heel pain can also be caused by lower back problems or inflammatory joint conditions. The following types of heel pain are not exhaustive but may help you appreciate the complexity of heel pain and why specialist advice can be helpful. Heel spurs (plantar fasciitis or fasciosis): This is the…

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