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From time to time we will post news for you here including articles on foot related topics we hope you find interesting and useful. Please contact us and make any suggestions about any areas of foot health you would like to feature here.
At the end of a long walk or run, you may notice that a toenail has turned black, blue, or dark red and is getting painful. This change of colour and pain is due to bleeding under your nail, which is also known as a “subungual hematoma”. This can also happen if you drop something heavy on your toe or kick/stub your toe against something hard.
Chilblains are a very common condition affecting the old and young alike and they have no quick fix, but the good news is that with some preparation they can be prevented in many (not all) people. If you are a regular sufferer following the advice below may not totally prevent you getting chilblains but I’m certain it will reduce the severity and number of chilblains you get.
At Footfriend we get asked all the time on what to do or what to look for when buying walking boots. Here are our top tips which should give you confidence and hopefully avoid most problems to get you trouble free walking boots which will soon become your “new” friends.
Footfriend are proud to announce we’re the first clinic in Yorkshire to offer Microwave Therapy for the treatment of verrucae.
Summer is coming! This is the time of year when our skin is likely to be at its driest, and is on display for all to see! Skincare is important and easily addressed. Read on for our top tips on keeping the skin on your feet in top condition.
Isn’t it time you treated your feet?
“I have been a client with Damian for a number of years. I am a Type 2 Diabetic and visit every eight weeks, Damian takes very good care of my feet, and keeps me up to date with information on the care of my feet, including ill fitting shoes. I would recommend him to all of my friends.”
K. Johnson, Hull
“My feet always feel smooth as silk after visiting Footfriend”
Mrs Hatfield of Leconfield
“Very experienced. Will definitely be going back.”
“Toes all fine! Thank for a first class job.”
Mr.Hazell of Shiptonthorpe
“That feels lovely, it’s like walking on air.”
Mrs Cooper of South Cave
“I have been visiting Footfriend now for over 12 years . During this time, I have found the standard of care and service to be first class . As I get older , I find visiting a professional very superior to trying to care for my feet and toes myself.”
John Bullock, Beverley
“Since childhood I have suffered from foot problems and have been to several chiropodists with varying degrees of success. When my last chiropodist retired he recommended Damian Johns in Beverley. My wife and I have now been patients of Damian for over 10 years and we are very pleased with him. His practice provides a wide range of foot care including excellent footwear, foot supports and referrals for further specialized foot treatment. The reception staff are very welcoming and are able to offer appointments to suit patients lifestyle. I would recommend anyone with foot concerns to consult Damian for help and advice.”
B. Precious, Cottingham
“Can I just thank you & Vicky for being so nice today at my Mother's appointment. She was 'over the moon' with the service she received & even went shopping in Beverley & bought some new shoes! Thanks again, we will be back.”
“Damian and Vicky are fantastic and sorted out my very painful foot. I've used their services for quite some time and they never disappoint. The ladies at Reception are fab too and we always have a laugh. Highly recommended.”
“I just wanted to say thank you for the competent and friendly treatment I received on Thursday last week. My feet haven't felt so comfortable in ages and the squidgy thing for between my toes is really very comfortable and will hopefully keep the corns at bay. It shouldn't be a surprise but it's amazing how much happier I feel with less painful and uncomfortable feet! Thanks once again.”
Gill Morrell, Skidby