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Inexpensive and nice foot scrub

Inexpensive and nice foot scrub

Here’s how to make an inexpensive yet luxurious and effective foot scrub at home. Put a good slosh of olive oil in a saucer or small tea cup or bowl Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil (optional) Add a few teaspoons of granulated sugar to the oil mix until you reach a the thicker consistency of a lotion Rub it around your palms and finger tips Avoiding any cuts or fissures, gently scrub your feet with the mixture using a circular motion: The granular sugar will exfoliate your...

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Calf pain? Do you know the causes?

Calf pain? Do you know the causes?

Do you get pain in your calves? The pain can be caused by a number of things: Over-activity (especially if you were still and/or cold, and leaped straight into it) Injury (eg, tendonitis or tearing of the muscle) Dietary imblances (eat those minerals!) Poor blood flow to the legs (eg, if you have peripheral vascular disease or PVD) A blood clot in the calf (a deep vein thrombosis or DVT) If your calf pain doesn’t clear up after rest, get it checked out with your...

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Are you hiding a cancer under your socks?

Are you hiding a cancer under your socks?

Feet are one of the most neglected areas of the body. Most of us ignore them unless they cause us problems, or we are showcasing them in open toed sandals or shoes, so cancers of the foot and ankle are often missed or diagnosed too late. Are you hiding cancer under your socks? Always check your feet or risk amputation See this BBC Health article: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/74… — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 28, 2012 According to the National Cancer Institute, researchers...

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Diabetic feet – CEO Barbara Young calls for ‘feet first’ approach

Diabetic feet – CEO Barbara Young calls for ‘feet first’ approach

‘If I were to tell you about a place where thousands of feet were amputated every year as a result of poor healthcare, you would assume I was talking about somewhere in the developing world. Well, you’d be wrong. The fact is that here in the UK, thousands of people with diabetes have amputations every year.’ Barbara Young, CEO Diabetes UK Read the full article here: Diabetes – ‘Feet first’ for diabetes patients call by Barbara Young, CEO Diabetes UK...

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Children’s shoes – are your children wearing the right size?

Children’s shoes – are your children wearing the right size?

It’s a common part of childhood, the trip to the shoe shop and your feet being measured. But, according to research conducted by Clarks, there are still four million children in shoes that don’t fit them. 4m children are wearing the wrong-size shoes, according to new research. BBC News: Why don’t children’s shoes fit? bbc.in/sr5VYH — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 28,...

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Bunion stretch & soft tissue release [Video]

Bunion stretch & soft tissue release [Video]

Dr Ray McClanahan shares a useful manual technique for releasing and stretching soft tissues involved in a bunion deformation. This technique is Useful for both self-care and for practitioners who treat those with bunions. For more information on Natural Foot Health and restorative techniques visit http://www.CorrectToes.com .

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Garra rufa (‘doctor’) fish

Garra rufa (‘doctor’) fish

By Jill Gethings. Garra Rufa Fish or Dr fish as they are commonly known, are a natural phenomenon which have been used to treat various skin ailments for probably hundreds of years. The therapeutic properties that these fish have, result in many healing benefits for the skin. The Garra Rufa Fish are amazing creatures that are known by many names, Doctor Fish, nibble fish and Kangal fish. These fish originate from the river basins of Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran and they were first discovered...

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Ways to control emotional overeating

Ways to control emotional overeating

Are you overweight and/or diabetic? The chances are that you sometimes eat as an emotional response rather than from hunger – and what you eat at these times is probably sugary, fatty or salty, or a combination, which all just help you want more. As you’ll know, foot care is harder if you do have excess lbs, and there’s a double whammy if you have diabetes. Helping control your eating is a good first step to helping your foot health. Learn how to overcome emotional eating. In...

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Podiatrists soon to be able to issue prescriptions

Podiatrists soon to be able to issue prescriptions

New proposals mean that patients under the care of podiatrists will be able to receive pain relief and and anti-inflammatory medicine more quickly. This is because the role of podiatrists in the UK is to be expanded, so that, by 2014, they will have the same sort of prescribing abilities that pharmacists, nurses and optometrists currently have. Full story and implications: Podiatrists soon to be able to issue prescriptions | | thefootcareprofessional.co.uk/podiatrists-so… — Foot Care...

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Foot and plantar fascia stretch massage [Video]

Foot and plantar fascia stretch massage [Video]

Are the soles of your feet sore? Does it hurt to walk? Do you have plantar fasciitis? This video shows how you can effectively relieve the pain with stretching massage.   Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly....

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UK foot services for older people

UK foot services for older people

Can you reach your toenails? The NHS ‘Live Well’ site talks about UK foot services for older people… BUT foot care services are very patchy and the good old post code lottery comes into effect in the UK. If foot care provision is parlous in your area, contact your doctor and your local MP and make your views and needs known.   See Live Well – NHS Choices – nhs.uk/Livewell/Stayw… care.aspx — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 28,...

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New foot care clinics cutting waiting times

New foot care clinics cutting waiting times

This is excellent news on the foot care front – perhaps HSE South and Diabetes Ireland, who set up the clinics in a joint venture, might come across and visit advise UK county authorities on the way forward. New foot care clinics cutting waiting times in Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wexford irishhealth.com/article.html?i… — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 23,...

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Are you unhappy with the way your feet look?

Are you unhappy with the way your feet look?

Do you keep your tootsies and heels well covered? Lots of women do – but you can dare to bare! Ladies – unhappy with the look of your feet? You’re not alone: express.co.uk/posts/view/353… — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 25, 2012   Do you suffer from problem feet and live in East Anglia? The Foot Care Centre in King’s Lynn can make your pinkies perky once...

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Toe extensor stretch for tight toes [Video]

Toe extensor stretch for tight toes [Video]

Dr Ray McClanahan, Natural Sports Podiatrist, shares a simple, profound stretch for toe extensor muscles, tendons and soft tissues in this video. You can restore proper toe tension and balance to aid many conditions including: hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, plantar fasciosis, plantar fibromatosis, capsulitis, metatarsalgia, and neuroma. Learn more...

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Diabetic with sore toe ends up having lower leg amputation

Diabetic with sore toe ends up having lower leg amputation

“Diabetics and those who care for them need to ensure they check their feet and their heels at regular intervals.” This lady was let down and lost her leg because of it.  Gran left down after treatment for sore right toe ends in left leg amputation bit.ly/S1prORvia @daily_record — Foot Care Directory (@BestFootCare) October 23, 2012 Margaret’s story will feature on Panorama on BBC1 on November...

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