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Brightwell Clinic News

Welcome to our news page. Here you will find our monthly newletters and any other news or random items we can't help wanting to share with you!

Sep
05
Thriving and Surviving with Parkinsons
Thriving and Surviving with Parkinsons

Top Tips..... Antidotes and helpful hints from Parkinson suffers Footwear  This can improve gait and steadiness. Discuss with a podiatrist as it can be different for each suffer.For many people, problems with gait(the way you walk) may be one of the...

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Aug
03
Blisters, to pop or not....

Top Tips.....Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions, often caused by friction and pressure. The most common cause is repeated rubbing from ill-fitting footwear and socks, and excessive moisture between the foot and the sock. There are a number of simple techniques...

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Aug
03
Dry Cracked Heels

Your skin is like a human sheild: it protects you from dirt and infections. But it can't protect you properly if its injured. Cracked skin is one such ailment. It's painful, and not the most aesthetically pleasing look.Cracked skin results...

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Jun
26
Wiffy Feet!
Wiffy Feet!

Whiffy feet ? A study has show that the smell most likely to get us down is whiffy feet. Wearing the same shoes each day transfers decomposing bacteria on to your feet, so don't wear the same pair of shoes every...

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Jun
26
Fungal Infection
Fungal Infection

Onychomycosis, is a fungal infection that affects either the fingernails or toenails. Fungal infections normally develop over time, so any immediate difference in the way your nail looks or feels may be too subtle to notice at first.A fungal nail infection...

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May
25
Caring for babies and Children's feet
Caring for babies and Children's feet

For babies and children, it is important to take extra care with foot health to avoid problems and deformities in later life. In the UK it is estimated that around 4 million children wear ill-fitting footwear.Babies and ToddlersOnce a child...

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May
22
Caring for older feet
Caring for older feet

As we get older , it is important to implement good foot care to stay active. From around 55, feet can naturally develop problems due to years of daily wear and tear, and because skin loses its elasticity and starts...

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Apr
18
How walking impacts the foot
How walking impacts the foot

How walking impacts the foot In an average lifetime, we walk about 100,000 miles, which is tough on our feet. Yet our bodies were designed for moving not standing still, so walking is good exercise. Walking helps the muscles and...

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Apr
18
Hiking
Hiking

Hiking is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the outdoors. Transported by your own two feet and carrying only what you need for the day on your back, you can discover the beauty of nature at whatever pace you’re...

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Feb
21
The Importance of Stretching
The Importance of Stretching

Often along with Orthotic devices one of the most frequent treatments we suggest is stretching and strengthening exercises. After a workout: Stretching after a workout helps to reduce muscle fatigue. When you stretch after a workout, your muscles are warm and you benefit from increased...

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Jan
29
Ingrowing Toenails
Ingrowing Toenails

Who gets ingrowing toenails? Active sporty people are particularly prone as they usually get hot and sweaty feet. Younger people are often quite likely to get them through picking their nails or poor nail care. Other common causes of ingrowing...

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Jan
29
Top tips for winter feet
Top tips for winter feet

Winter is here- time to wrap up warm. It is important to take time to look after feet all year round. This helps you spot common foot problems at an early stage, ensuring that they are in top condition. A...

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Nov
24
Pedicures? how safe are they?

We all enjoy a bit bit of feet pampering and Nail Polish especially for party time but how safe is the beauty salon? and why is it safer to use an HCPC Registered Chiropodist in a clinical environment? The tools...

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Sep
30
Foot Ulcers
Foot Ulcers

What is a diabetic foot ulcer? Foot ulcers can occur in anyone, and refer to a patch of broken down skin usually on the lower leg or feet.When blood sugar levels are high or fluctuate regularly skin that would normally heal may...

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Sep
27
What you need to know about verrucae
What you need to know about verrucae

Verrucae are warts that occur on the feet. They are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and there are many different strains. They may occur as single or multiple growths affecting the feet (and hands). Verrucae are one of the...

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Jul
31
July News Letter
July News Letter

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Jun
30
June News letter

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May
24
May News Letter
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Apr
21
April News Letter
April News Letter

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Mar
27
March News letter
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