Research Articles & Patient information

  • Morton` Neuroma
    Morton` Neuroma
    Introduction Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes.
    It's also known as Morton's metatarsalgia or interdigital neuroma.
    In Morton's neuroma, a nerve in the foot becomes irritated and thickened,...

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  • Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendonitis
    Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendonitis
    (Also known as Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinopathy, Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinitis, Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendinosis)
    N.B. Although research suggests that ‘flexor hallucis longus tendinopathy’ is the more appropriate term to describe overuse injuries to the flexor hallucis longus tendon, we...

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  • Ankle Injuries
    Ankle Injuries
    The ankle
    Is a weight-bearing joint where three bones meet - the tibia and fibula of the lower leg and the talus of the foot, which sits on top of the heel bone (calcaneus). Ligaments, strong bands of fibrous tissue...

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  • Achilles Tendonitis
    Achilles Tendonitis
    Achilles Tendinitis
    What is Achilles tendinitis?
    Achilles tendinitis implies an inflammatory response, but this is very limited because there is little blood supply to the Achilles tendon. More appropriate descriptions are inflammation of the surrounding sheath (paratenonitis), degeneration within the...

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  • Medical Pedicures
    Medical Pedicures
    What is your standard of hygiene? All equipment goes through autoclave sterilization preventing the spread of germs, fungus and diseases.
    Medical Pedicures

    Medical pedicures vs. traditional cosmetic pedicures?
    Firstly you need to ask yourself one question?.......What is your standard of hygiene?
    If you answered or thought very high then a medical pedicure is for you because at Herts Wellness...

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  • Fun and Interesting Facts about Feet
    Fun and Interesting Facts about Feet
    25 Fun Foot Facts A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments. The 52 bones in your feet make up one...

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  • Painful Ingrowing Toe Nails
    Painful Ingrowing Toe Nails
    Painful ingrowing toe nails
    Ingrowing toenails are a common condition which may cause discomfort or become infected leading to more serious health concerns. A Podiatrist or Chiropodist is a health care professional that is trained to treat...

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  • Foot Pain
    Foot Pain
    Foot Pain Common Causes Foot pain is a common problem with a wide range of causes.
    Common causes of foot pain include
    Sprains and Strains Diabetic Foot Problems such as Peripheral Neuropathy and Peripheral Vascular disease Ingrowing...

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  • Peroneal tendinitis
    Peroneal tendinitis
    ain to the right side of the foot Peroneal Tendinosis
    What is peroneal tendinosis?
    The peroneal tendons run on the outside of the ankle just behind the bone called the fibula and along side your ankle bone to the...

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  • Ageing Feet
    Ageing Feet
    Ageing Feet What is it and what causes the problem? As we age, we naturally develop more problems with our feet due to normal daily wear and tear of joints, but also because the skin starts to become thin and...

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  • Plantar Faciitis
    Plantar Faciitis
    Plantar Faciitis Foot Pain Plantar Faciitis
    Is a common foot condition. It's usually felt as an intense pain when using the affected heel.
    Heel pain usually builds up gradually and gets worse over time. The pain is often severe and...

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  • Taylor's Bunion
    Taylor's Bunion
    Taylor's Bunion Tailor's Bunion
    A tailor’s bunion, also known as a bunionette, is a bump or prominence on your fifth metatarsal bone, at the base of your little toe. Your metatarsal bones are the five long, thin bones in...

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  • Warts and Verruca
    Warts and Verruca
    Verruca patient information
    WHAT ARE VERRUCA AND WARTS?
    Warts and verrucae are small lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet and can resemble cabbages.
    Warts and verruca vary in appearance and may develop singly or in clusters. Some...

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  • Warning Signs of infection Leaflet
  • Moderate Risk Leaflet
  • Low Risk Leaflet
  • Footwear Leaflet
    Footwear Leaflet
    It is most important to wear shoes that fit correctly to prevent damage to the feet and help you to walk comfortably and safety.
    Problems Caused by Badly Fitting Shoes
    Falls- Badly fitting shoes can lead to falls....

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  • Diabetic Ulcer Leaflet
    Diabetic Ulcer Leaflet
    Some people with diabetes develop foot ulcers. A foot ulcer is prone to infection, which may become severe. This leaflet aims to explain why foot ulcers sometimes develop, what you can do to help prevent them, and typical treatments...

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  • Charcot Foot Leaflet
  • Holiday Feet Leaflet
    Holiday Feet Leaflet
    Foot Care Advice While on Holiday mainly for Diabetic patients
    Check Your Feet Everyday! It is very important that you continue with regular foot checks. Warning signs may include:- • Blisters • Breaks in the skin • Pain •...

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  • Musculoskeletal Foot Health Problems
    Musculoskeletal Foot Health Problems
    What are the risk factors for foot health problems?
    The triggers for musculoskeletal foot disorders are the same risk factors shared with all
    musculoskeletal conditions.
    The main factors are
    • Age (the older you are, the more likely you
    are...

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  • Diabetic Foot Care
    Diabetic Foot Care
    Clinical guidelines for Type 2 diabetes:
    Prevention and management of foot problems

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  • Elftman Pressure plate
    Elftman Pressure plate
    3D Scan Types: Static, Dynamic and Postural
    Superior visual analysis and interpretation of scans
    Immediate data storage and report generation

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  • Rheumatoid Foot Health
  • NICE Guidlines
    NICE Guidlines
    Clinical Standards
    Guidance on:
    Diabetic Foot Care
    Peripheral Arterial Disease

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  • Clearanail
    Clearanail
    The innovative fast and effective treatment of fungal nails

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  • Interpod Orthotics
    Interpod Orthotics
    Interpod Orthotics

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  • Optogait Gait Analysis
    Optogait Gait Analysis
    Optogait Gait Analysis

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  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Research Papers
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