Category : Chiropody/Podiatry

Verrucas – Prevention and Treatment

Verrucas and warts can be painless or painful, can be easily treated with over-the-counter remedies, or resist treatment altogether! But what are they, how do you get them in the first place and what are the treatments available?

Lets cover the ‘what’ first…

Verrucas and warts are common viral skin infections. Essentially, a verruca is a type of wart that occurs on the sole of the foot. ‘Pedal warts’ is a term used to describe warts that occur on other surfaces of the foot, for example between the toes.

Heel Pain Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain, accounting for the vast majority of heel pain cases. Many people think that it can’t be treated but that’s just not true. In fact, most people recover in less than 12 months, once they start treatment.

We look at how Plantar Fasciitis develops and how to tell if you are suffering from it, as well as what your treatment might look like.

Corn Be Gone

Mrs G from Baldock was just about to give up on her walking hobby. It was too painful to go very far, and none of the podiatrists she had seen had been able to give her lasting relief for the pain.

Enter Podiatrist Ian from Amber Health, with a solution.

Foot Health Awareness Month

April is Foot Health Awareness Month and here at Amber Health we are encouraging you to think about your feet and look after them to help keep them free from injury, pain and illness.

Most of us don’t think about our feet often, but they are actually pretty amazing. Your feet contain one quarter of all your bones, with 33 joints, 26 bones, 19 muscles and 107 ligaments in each foot. And every time we use our feet, we are asking them to provide us with support and balance, whether we are standing, walking, running or jumping.

Since most of us take between 5,000 and 10,000 steps every day, it’s easy to see why our feet are so prone to illness and injury!