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Pedistep OrthoticsAid the relief of Bunions, Ball of Foot Pain, Achilles Tendonitis and many more foot conditions…

How Pedistep Works
Pedistep Orthotics have been designed by a Podiatrist to help treat common foot problems and ankle, hip, knee and lower back related pain. There are 3 designs of Orthotics for casual shoes, sports shoes and high heels to help Pronation.

What is Pronation?

Pronation

Pronation is a natural movement of the foot when walking or running. The foot pronates inward during normal motion. A moderate  amount of pronation is required for the foot to function properly, but damage and injury can occur during excessive pronation.

 

How Does Pedistep Treat Pronation?
Pedistep Orthotics work by correcting excessive pronation and supporting the arch of our feet.  Pedistep Orthotics have been designed with specific angles integrated into the orthotic, which are medically proven to reduce and correct pronation, in turn alleviating the painful symptoms that result.

Pedistep Orthotics utilise contemporary science and revolutionary technology to provide wearers with an integrated support and comfort system.

Don’t let pain stop you leading an active and healthy lifestyle.  By restoring correct body alignment Pedistep Orthotics alleviate pain and put the spring back in your step.

Pedistep Orthotics Regular

Pedistep 2/3 Length Regular

For regular and walking shoes. Aids the relief of: Bunions, ball of foot pain, Heel Pain (spurs), Foot Pain, Shin Splints, Achilles Tendonitis, Aching Legs, Knee Pain and Hip Pain.

£18.95 on feetlife

Pedistep Orthotic for sports shoes

Pedistep Full Length Orthotic For Sports Shoes

Ideal for sports shoes and work boots. Aids the relief of: Bunions, ball of foot pain, heel pain (spurs), shin splints, achilles tendonitis, aching legs, knee pain and hip pain.

from Feetlife £19.95

Pedistep Orthotics for High Heel Shoes

Pedistep High Heel

Don’t let pain stop you wearing the heels you love. Designed for High Heel Shoes, aids the relief of Bunions, ball of foot pain, heel pain and aching legs.
£18.95 Feetlife

Emtrix for fungal nails

 

Nail fungus
The most common cause of all nail problems is nail fungus, affecting around 10% of the general population.1

The condition, which is contagious, starts in one nail and gradually spreads to more nails. It is usually the nails on the feet that are affected but fungus on fingernails can also occur. The fungus grows slowly and often displays slight symptoms to begin with. Nail fungus is characterised by the nails’ layers becoming ridged and brittle. The nail gradually becomes discoloured, thickened and cracks or flakes off. The infected nail can fall off if it is not treated. Nail fungus can, in certain cases, be painful.
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How Emtrix works
Emtrix is a topical treatment for nails affected by fungal infection or psoriasis. Emtrix improves the appearance of discoloured and deformed nails. Emtrix has a physical keratolytic effect and degrades the cells of fungi that typically cause fungal nail infection. Emtrix increases hydration, gently smoothes the outer layers of the nail plate and, by changing the nail’s microenvironment and improving nail surface integrity, keeps nail in good condition.
First signs of improvement are normally seen after 2-4 weeks of treatment.2

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Easy to use
Emtrix is easy to use and there is no need to file the nail. Apply Emtrix once daily to affected nails, preferably in the evening just before bed time. Emtrix is applied to the nail with a patented silicone drop tip.

Duration of treatment varies according to the initial severity of the condition, but in many cases 3-6 months treatment may be required to achieve acceptable results. For optimal results, continue the treatment until a normal nail has grown out.2

Emtrix contains

Emtrix has a patented composition consisting of propylene glycol, urea and lactic acid. The ingredients in Emtrix are all GRAS listed compounds (General Regarded As Safe by FDA) and fully biodegradable. The product is free from preservatives and fragrances.

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Clinically proven to rapidly improve appearance of fungal nails.

› First signs of improvement are normally seen after 2-4 weeks.

› Normalizes thickened nails.

› Reduces nail discolouration.

› Easy to use, once daily and no filing needed.

Emtrix® is an effective and clinically proven topical treatment for nails affected by fungal nail infection or psoriasis. Emtrix improves the appearance of discoloured and deformed nails and first signs of improvement are normally seen already after 2-4 weeks of treatment*
*8 weeks clinical study. JCDSA.

 

EMTRIX-BUTTON REFERENCES

1. Thomas J et al. J of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 2010: 35; 497-519
2. Product information leaflet.
3. Faergemann et al. Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications 2011, Vol 1:59-63. Early and Visible Improvements after Application of K101 in the Appearance of Nails Discoloured and Deformed by Onychomycosis.

cracked skin, hard skin, dry skin

Dry Foot Skin , Hard Skin

 
Dry Skin on the feet and around the heels is a common condition that can become very painful if the cracking starts to bleed and leads to an infection, this is a serious problem for anyone with a chronic disease such as diabetes or a lowered immune system due to age or illness.
Dry skin also known as xerosis, is caused by both exogenous (external) and endogenous (internal) factors, that may lead to symptoms such as itchiness, a skin rash, or even pain and secondary infection such as atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis or athlete’s foot.
When there is a substantial loss of water from the skin, the thickest skin layers of the body, like those of the feet are less able to retain moisture. Regular use of Ureka cream can prevent the skin cracking and relieve itchiness.
Ureka’s range of paraben free skin creams help to treat and prevent a variety of foot problems such as dry skin and fungal infections.

 
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How Urea Works

Ureka 10% and 25% cream contain the ingredient Urea a natural skin compound that helps bind moisture in the upper layer of the skin, the stratum corneum.
Urea aids in protein synthesis and provides the body with beneficial nitrogen.
In addition Urea boasts antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties.
Urea is also keratolytic, meaning it breaks down the connections between dead skin cells, improving cell shedding and, thus, smoothing the skin’s surface.
 
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Benefits of Urea
 
Minimises water loss -
Urea reduces amount of the water lost through skin’s epidermis.
Moisturises -
Urea is an effective moisturiser and humectant.
Strengthens skin’s barrier -
Urea helps skin cells renew and regenerate, keeping the barrier strong.
Improves Penetration of other ingredients -
Urea helps other ingredients eg hydrocortisone to be absorbed by the skin.

Ureka Footcare Cream
 
The Ureka Footcare range contains 10% and 25% Urea for both general and advanced use. The Ureka 25% is available in a 50ml tube & 500ml pump dispenser. The Ureka 10% & Tea Tree is available in a 100ml tube & 500ml pump dispenser.
Applied regularly on dry skin, the 25% Ureka Cream quickly hydrates and moisturises the affected area. Once the body’s natural balance has been
attained, continue to combat the underlying problem with the lower 10% version.

Ureka Footcare Cream For Dry Skin Conditions
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What the professionals say

Sarah Sadler,  Odiham,  Hampshire.

Sarah Sadler,
Odiham,
Hampshire.

“I have used Ureka foot creams in my practice for over 5 years.
The 25% proves highly effective in the treatment of excessively dry and cracked heels, whilst the 10% used routinely maintains healthy hydrated skin.
The 500ml pump dispensers allow cost effective and convenient application post treatment, which in turn encourages the patient to purchase Ureka and use it as part of their home foot care regime.
It is easily absorbed leaving a non-greasy pleasant smelling finish, popular with patients.
Ureka is competitively priced and available only from Podiatrists avoiding price competition with High Street stores.”
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Jim Leigh
Christchurch

“Since it’s inception in 2008, footrescue has grown into one of the largest Podiatry Businesses in Dorset and the surrounding area with 2 ‘high-end’ clinics in prominent High Street locations.
I firmly believe that product sales has been one of the key elements of that success with Ureka being a major player in our growth since the start. Patients love it, Podiatrists love it and as one of our luxury brands in clinic, I love it.
Ureka not only works for our clients, but it’s popularity has helped grow our business beyond expectations.”

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natural nail polish

Detoxing your body can be a complicated task but when it comes to your nail health the process can be more simple.

If your nails are lacking in strength and in need of some TLC then you may want to consider the difference between a regular nail polish & a “7 free polish” like Dr.’s remedy.

regular polish

 

   PROS
• An inexpensive way to wear on trend shades

• Many colours and brands available

• Easy to find in most retail stores

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   CONS
• Contains a plasticiser to increase flexibility
of polish has links to birth defects in lab animals.

• Contains cancer causing compounds such as
formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate & toluene

• Contains Parabens that cause hormonal problems & health
concerns according to research from the University of Reading.

• Causes nail discolouration

• Weakens the nails making the nail brittle


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   PROS
• Non-Toxic

​• Contains organic ingredients

• Can help repair discoloured or brittle nails

• Safe for diabetics, kids and pregnant women

• Can use on fungal nails

• Promotes healthier, stronger Nails

• Approved by APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)

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   CONS
• More expensive than a regular polish

• Less available -Online only

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Common Foot Injuries in the Athlete
As the 2016 Olympic games is about to start in Rio De Janeiro with around 10,000 athletes competing in many different sports we thought we should take some time to look at common foot injuries in athletes.

Ankle Sprains

The most common ankle sprain that many people experience from a variety of activities occurs on the outside of the ankle, due to the ankle been twisted under the leg.  Ankle sprains are very common among soccer, hockey, basketball, and volleyball players. A twisted  ankle will have visible swelling as well as bleeding under the skin (bruising).

If the injury is minor you can take care of the sprain by:
Protection – Use a support or shoes that enclose your feet.
Rest – Avoid activity for 48-72 hours
Ice – Apply ice wrapped in damp towel for the first 48 – 72 hours for 15 min two to three hours a day.
Compression – Compress or bandage the area throughout the day but remove before sleep. It is advised to move the foot as soon as you can without pain as this will help to heel the area faster. If the injury is severe you may be advised to keep the muscle still for a few days.
Elevation – keep the ankle raised high on a pillow.

Generally, after an ankle sprain you’ll probably be able to walk a week or two after the injury. You may be able to use your ankle fully after six to eight weeks, and you’ll probably be able to return to sporting activities after eight to 12 weeks.

Kerri Strug won the 1996 Atlanta Olympics a Gold medal with an injured ankle, see her fight the pain in the video below:

Turf Toe
Turf Toe is a sprain of the big toe joint and may involve damage to ligaments, tendons or bones.
Turf toe got it’s name in 1976 as a result of athletes who performed on artificial surfaces (astroturf). Turf toe is also caused by wearing lll fitting shoes or flexible shoes that don’t support the foot. The condition occurs due to repetitive hyperextension and hyeprflexion of the big toe (bending of the toe too far forward or backward which the ligament is unable to support). This is most common in gymnasts and dancers.

Symptoms of the injury are sudden pain in the big toe, pain and swelling when bending or stretching and sometimes a popping sensation is felt upon impact. These symptoms are usually diagnosed by a doctor or physiotherapist. Strenuous activity should be avoided and the RICE method should be followed (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate), Anti-Inflammatory medications may be taken to relive the pain.

 

Metatarsal Stress Fractures
The metatarsal bones in the toes are the five long bones in the mid/front foot that connect to the toes. A stress fracture is caused by the result of overuse of the toes, seen in runners and athletes or by a blow to the area common in contact sports such as rugby and hockey.

Symptoms of a stress fracture include pain and tenderness in the mid/front of the foot, swelling and bruising. The RICE method should be followed and activity should be avoided to prevent further damage and casting in severe cases.

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs underneath the sole of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is when this tissue thickens due to inflammation caused by many factors which is more common in women. Plantar fasciitis pain (Pain in the bottom of your foot, especially at the front or centre of the heel bone)
is usually worse in the mornings or after sitting down for long periods of time.

Athletes usually strain their plantar fascia in the early stages of training and is associated with running, jumping, and other repetitive stresses. Athletes who have tightness in the muscles of the calf, weakness in the supporting muscles in the foot and athletes who are overweight may be at more of a risk.

Keep active in your lower half to prevent Plantar Fasciitis and wear good shoes. People with flat feet or an unusually high arch are also more at risk. Most shops that sell trainers today provide a service to check if you have a normal foot or high arch, and sell trainers that support your feet accordingly.
When in doubt, seek out a podiatrist, orthopedist, or physical therapist. And if it keeps hurting – rest.

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Excilor Protection spray 3 in 1
PROTECTS AGAINST FOOT INFECTIONS:

1/ verrucas   2/ athlete’s foot   3/ nail fungus

• Active 8-hour protection
• During barefoot activities
• Against cross-contamination from infected socks & shoes
• Effective, safe for children 2 years+
• Invisible, easy to apply, can be removed anytime

 

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VERRUCAS

There are as many as 10 varieties of verrucas. The most common verruca is a raised wart with roughened surface, most common on hands, but can grow anywhere on the body.

How can I catch a Verruca?

The favourable environment requires warmth and moist surrounding and that is why a verruca is often transmitted in gyms, common bathrooms and swimming pools.

For a verruca to develop, the virus must enter the skin through an abrasion or a small wound. A verruca may occur as single or multiple or indeed as a mosaic pattern. It is well demarcated and tiny black dots, which are tiny blood vessels, appear within its surface.

In itself, the condition is with no symptoms unless it is positioned on a weight bearing area where it can be very uncomfortable and indeed painful.

The best way to treat a verruca is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. When visiting swimming baths, it is wise to make sure that there is no small lesion on your foot. If you find such lesion, cover it with a waterproof plaster. Also make sure to wear plimsolls in order to create a barrier.

A verruca is known to have a life span of about two years. Therefore, if you are not unduly distressed by its presence, you might decide to let nature take its course and hope it will disappear by itself. Just make sure not to aid the spread of the condition by avoiding handling the verruca and protecting any visible abrasions.

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Excilor verrucas prevention

 

 

Pitted Nails

If you suffer with nail pitting then the surface of your nails will have small dents on the surface and the nail may become weekend and fall off. Its is always best to check with your doctor for underlying health problems.
Many people who suffer with Psoriasis also have pitted nails, but other health problems may be the cause such as a bad diet, digestive troubles (leaky gut, low absorption, inflammatory bowel diseases, hyperacidity).

Diet Tips for Nail Health:
Essential fatty acids such as oily fish, nuts, avocados etc
Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables
Eat good quality proteins.

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Dark Stripes On Nails

It is fairly common for people with dark skin to have dark stripes running down their nails
(linear melanonychia).
The streaks in the nail are caused by an overproduction of melanocytes in that area of the nail and can be common in children.

Other reasons why the nail pigment branding occurs is: The dark stripe maybe a result of a traumatic injury whereby the blood clot will resolve on it’s own over time, or due to medication, systemic diseases, vitamin deficiencies and other skin conditions which may also appear as banding in more than one finger. A doctor should review your medical history for the best advice.

If the line/lines were only present on one nail this could be a sign of skin cancer that effects the nail bed, also the appearance of the line would change over time, becoming wider or darker, please consult your doctor if this is the case.

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Ridges on my nails

Vertical ridges on your nails can be a normal result of ageing. Horizontal ridges on the other hand, can be caused by diseases that affect the entire body, including malnutrition, heart attack, severe infections and metabolic disturbances, including poorly controlled diabetes.

A very common cause of ridges is malnutrition or malabsorption. Vitamin deficiencies cause ridges on fingernails, as the body’s production of the materials in the nail is interrupted.

Take the Podiatrists advice:
• Eat a healthier diet and supplement with vitamins
• Eat gelatin, which will also benefit your hair!
• Schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to learn more about your specific condition.

 

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SPOONING

A common nail abnormality is where the fingernails curve inwards like spoons. The nails can appear flat or concave and the outer edges of the nail can flare out, spoon nails are also known as koilonychia. This conditions can be harmless and perfectly normal in children but may be a sign of an underlying medical condition in adults. e.g.:

- iron-deficiency anaemia
- haemochromatosis
- Raynaud’s disease
- lupus erythematosus

There are mild to severe cases of spoon nails and in the worst case the nails at the sides may flare out with the skin under the nail being very dry, cracked or split.

Spoon nails are mostly hereditary but sometimes caused by biting or rubbing the nails. If the matrix (root) of the nail has been damaged from picking of the nail and the nail is unable to grow back naturally or continues to split as it grows out, the person should consult a doctor.

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