Best Foot Care » Foot Care & Foot Health http://bestfootcare.co.uk Foot Care Practitioners Directory & Events Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:41:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5 Inexpensive and nice foot scrub http://bestfootcare.co.uk/inexpensive-and-nice-foot-scrub/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/inexpensive-and-nice-foot-scrub/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:37:07 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=703 Share

Here’s how to make an inexpensive yet luxurious and effective foot scrub at home.

  1. Put a good slosh of olive oil in a saucer or small tea cup or bowl
  2. Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil (optional)
  3. Add a few teaspoons of granulated sugar to the oil mix until you reach a the thicker consistency of a lotion
  4. 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 feet (that is, slough off the dead skin)
  • The olive oil will soften and moisturise your skin
  • The tea tree can help clear up* or ward off any incipient infections (it is antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial)

*But if you have any infection that hasn’t cleared up after a day or a wound that’s not healing (even if it’s a small one), please see your GP or foot care practitioner.

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Using a foot file for rough skin on feet [Video] http://bestfootcare.co.uk/using-a-foot-file-for-rough-skin-on-feet-video/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/using-a-foot-file-for-rough-skin-on-feet-video/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:18:19 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=698 Share

Foot care practitioner Davina Burket shows you how to  use a foot file to help make your feet nice and smooth.

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Calf pain? Do you know the causes? http://bestfootcare.co.uk/calf-pain-do-you-know-the-causes/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/calf-pain-do-you-know-the-causes/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2012 12:07:06 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=409 Share

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 doctor.

 

 

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Why you need to get a fungal or ingrown toenail treated straight away http://bestfootcare.co.uk/why-you-need-to-get-a-fungal-or-ingrown-toenail-treated-straight-away/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/why-you-need-to-get-a-fungal-or-ingrown-toenail-treated-straight-away/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2012 10:10:18 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=438 Share

If you’re squeamish, you may need to look away from parts of this video where Dr Pixie, from Channel 4′s Embarrassing Bodies, investigates two toe nails that are fungus-ridden, and ingrown. You’ll be pleased to know the problem gets solved!

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Are you hiding a cancer under your socks? http://bestfootcare.co.uk/are-you-hiding-a-cancer-under-your-socks/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/are-you-hiding-a-cancer-under-your-socks/#comments Sat, 03 Nov 2012 11:22:14 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=397 Share

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.

According to the National Cancer Institute, researchers have shown that atypical moles are more likely than ordinary moles to develop into a type of skin cancer called melanoma.

Moles should be checked regularly by a doctor or nurse specialist, especially if they look complex; grow larger; or change in colour, or shape; or if any changes occur, such as itching, flaking or oozing.

What to look for (click image to go to the actual Google images page):

Foot melanoma pictures - click to go to original page

Foot melanoma pictures

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Diabetic feet – CEO Barbara Young calls for ‘feet first’ approach http://bestfootcare.co.uk/diabetic-feet-ceo-barbara-young-calls-for-feet-first-approach/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/diabetic-feet-ceo-barbara-young-calls-for-feet-first-approach/#comments Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:30:19 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=381 Share

‘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:

 

What do you think of what she’s saying? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below:

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Children’s shoes – are your children wearing the right size? http://bestfootcare.co.uk/childrens-shoes-are-your-children-wearing-the-right-size/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/childrens-shoes-are-your-children-wearing-the-right-size/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:10:24 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=376 Share

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.

 

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Bunion stretch & soft tissue release [Video] http://bestfootcare.co.uk/bunion-stretch-soft-tissue-release-video/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/bunion-stretch-soft-tissue-release-video/#comments Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:00:55 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=108 Share

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 http://bestfootcare.co.uk/garra-rufa-doctor-fish/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/garra-rufa-doctor-fish/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 08:27:29 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=429 Share

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 in the Kangal Valley in Turkey. It is believed that the Turkish have known about the healing properties of these fish for hundreds of years as these fish seem to have an ability to be able to help treat many skin conditions including psoriasis and eczema. Although the spas are not meant as a cure, it has been found to alleviate many of the symptoms of these skin conditions sometimes quite dramatically. The beautifying effect that Garra Rufa fish have on the skin can sometimes bring great relief from psoriasis as these fish will only eat and remove any dead skin, leaving healthy skin to grow.

During a Garra Rufa Pedicure you will dip your feet into the spa tank and the Garra Rufa Fish will gently begin to nibble away at the dead skin on your feet, ( these little fish have no teeth so cannot bite) this nibbling away of the dead skin will then enable the healthy new skin to grow. While this can be quite ticklish to begin with once you settle into it, it is very relaxing. And a very enjoyable experience, leaving you relaxed and your feet soft and smooth.

http://www.drgarrarufafish.com

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Ways to control emotional overeating http://bestfootcare.co.uk/ways-to-control-emotional-overeating/ http://bestfootcare.co.uk/ways-to-control-emotional-overeating/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:34:58 +0000 Foot Care Directory http://bestfootcare.co.uk/?p=347 Share

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.

 

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