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What’s Going on With Your Swollen Feet and Ankles

When you have swelling in the feet and ankles, the skin in this area may look stretched and shiny. It can be stiff and uncomfortable, making it more difficult to be active. Your shoes might start to feel tight as well, and this can lead to blisters or sores. Here are some common causes of

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Corns and Calluses

Corns and calluses can appear anywhere on your body, but they are most common on the feet, hands, fingers and toes. They are a buildup and hardening of skin in a certain area areas where there is regular friction or rubbing. What’s the difference between corns and calluses? Corns are usually small and round and

Everything You Need to Know About Nail Fungus

Does the thought of summer sandals make you cringe? Do you hide your toes because you don’t like the way they look? The problem may be nail fungus, and if it is, you’re not alone. What is nail fungus? Nail fungus is a common infection that affects the nails on your toes. It’s so common

Proper Foot Care and Your Choice of Footwear

We use our feet. A lot. We stand on them, we walk on them, we depend on them to keep us up, to get us places. It’s clear that our feet are a very important part of our bodies. But, do we care for them as such? Sometimes aching, throbbing, or swollen feet just seem

Keeping Your Feet Healthy Through the Golden Years

You know your feet are important – that’s why you take such good care of them! From daily cleaning and scrubbing to weekly clipping and shaping, taking care of your feet is just part of many people’s regular personal hygiene routine. As you age, taking care of your feet becomes increasingly important, and increasingly difficult.

Preventing and Caring for Ingrown Toenails

Most of us have experienced an ingrown toenail at some point in our lives. They occur when the corner of a toenail grows into the flesh on the side of the toe. They are painful, red and swollen, and can easily get infected. Ingrown toenails usually occur in your big toe. If you have diabetes

Why Custom Orthotics Are the Foot Care Solution You’ve Been Waiting For

The health of your feet impacts many aspects of your life including how you walk, run, stand and even sit. Prioritizing foot care will make you look, move and function smoother and more comfortably. What are foot care orthotics? Many marketing campaigns aim to convince people that the orthotics you can buy off the shelf

The Benefits of Compression Socks and Compression Stockings

If a medical professional has recommended that you try compression stockings, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Compression stockings are a very common item used in preventative medicine, simply because they work. What are compression socks? Compression socks are a tight, elastic piece of hosiery that is worn just like regular socks. They are specially

Foot Screening as Part of Your Routine Self-Care

Regular foot screenings are an important part of diabetic self-care. If you haven’t begun a regular foot-screening routine, it’s never too late to start. Proper monitoring and care for your feet is key to protecting your toenails, the skin around them, and your overall circulatory system. Ask your clinician at Aldershot Foot Care Clinic about

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