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What is Cosmetic Podiatry?

Medical pedicure

Well, in a nutshell, cosmetic Podiatry is the non-medical part of what we do. The little extras to help your feet look extra pretty and feel extra nice! It combines aesthetics with the medical interventions we do as Podiatrists to improve the comfort of your feet. It’s quite new for…

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Just what is Swift Microwave Verruca Treatment?

The Swift microwave verruca treatment equipment

Swift is a new technology, developed right here in the UK. It uses microwave energy, applied to the skin via a special disposable probe, to treat skin affected by a verruca. The microwaves create heat within the tissues, which helps to produce an immune response within the body to eliminate…

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How to treat Verrucas?

A patient having a verruca treated

What are verrucas? Verrucas (verrucae) are basically a type of wart that occur on the foot. They are also known as plantar warts and they’re caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are over 200 sub-types of HPV, but only 5 main types cause verrucae. How do I get…

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Help with Chilblains

What are chilblains? Chilblains are small reddish, purple itchy, painful swellings that happen on the feet, and other extremities, in reaction to cold temperatures. They can either be flat or raised, and can cause the skin to split. On the feet, they commonly occur on the ends and underneath of…

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All About Athlete’s Foot

Fungal toenail infection

How do I get rid of Athlete’s Foot? This is a question we get asked a lot! Some of the most common conditions we see in clinic are athlete’s foot and fungal nail infections. Both are caused by an overgrowth of fungus, and tend to occur together. Anyone can get…

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