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What is Diabetic Neuropathy & How does it affect my feet.

Posted on October 11, 2016 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Erin Fairbanks B.Sc. D.Ch - Chiropodist

 

Q. What is Diabetic Neuropathy and how does it affect my feet?

 

A: Diabetic Neuropathy is a damaging of the nerves caused by diabetes.

Diabetic Neuropathy can have different symptoms depending on which nerves in your feet have

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What To Do When You Break The Skin On Your Foot?

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (1)

 

Well...it's not a corn, a bunion or a wart! I have narrowed it down to either a Barbie shoe or a lego!


We have all been there. Walking along, bare foot, and OUCH! You step on something. Be it a Barbie shoe, lego or piece of glass.What do you do next? Here are some simple steps to follow if you have stepped on something and it has broken the skin on...

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What is a Chiropodist and what can I expect at an appointment?

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)


A chiropodist (pronounced ker-rah-po-dist) is a health care professional who specializes in the assessment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot. We are foot specialists! You would book an appointment with a Chiropodist if you experience problems with any of the following:

 

  • Corns/Calluses
  • Foot Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Arch P...
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Do WARTS come from TOADS?

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (51)

 

The origin of this theory came from a time when no one knew about viruses. A healthy person (usually a child) would get a wart for no apparent reason, other than that they had recently handled a toad. Since toads have bumps on their skin, it was thought that these bumps were then passed to the person that. That’s TOADILY an old wives’ tale!


Warts come from viruses. And yes, t...

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What does Mother Nature have to do with Callus?

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (1)


 

Simply put, callus is Mother Nature’s way of protecting your skin. Skin is the largest organ in your body. Your skin’s function is to protect you against harmful bacteria, viruses and fungus. If your skin is scratched or open, it is susceptible to infection.


When your skin is placed under the stress of PRESSURE or FRICTION, the result is a thickening of skin called a CALLUS...

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How to cut your toenails in 5 easy steps!

Posted on February 16, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

I’m often asked by people “how should I cut my toenails?” Because nails come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and thicknesses, they way you cut your nails will vary slightly from person to person. However, there are a few tips that that are universal. Here is a step by step process of how to cut your toenails.


1. Wash your hands and feet with warm soa...

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10 of the MOST COMMON FOOT PROBLEMS

Posted on February 9, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Welcome to the FOOT BLOG


My name is Erin Fairbanks and I am a Chiropodist (pronounced ker-op-od-ist). Chiropodist means foot specialist. I assess and treat people’s foot problems! That’s my job!


Every day I see people that come to see me...

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