Feet For Life Month – Embarrassing Feet

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Feet are one of the hardest working parts of the body and in a lifetime you will walk in excess of 150,000 miles, which is about five times around the world. As a result, foot problems are common and if untreated can cause discomfort and wider health problems.

As part of its annual Feet for Life month in June, The College of Podiatry, the academic authority for chiropody and podiatry in the UK, is looking to raise awareness of common foot complaints.Howlett & Dickinson Podiatry is encouraging people in the North East to become more foot aware and not be embarrassed about seeking help where needed.

Some of the most common foot problems that can cause embarrassment include foot odour, verrucae, corns and callus, fungal infections, ingrowing toenails, bunions and cracked heels.

Judith Dickinson said: “Our feet are one of the most neglected parts of our body, but it’s important to keep an eye on them and to know what’s normal for you so you can spot any problems. Feet are not supposed to hurt so if you do experience ongoing pain then you need to have this investigated. Don’t be embarrassed about seeking professional help; it’s a podiatrist’s job to treat feet so there will be nothing we haven’t seen before. Follow our tips to spot some of the symptoms of common foot problems so you don’t have to suffer in silence or hide your feet away in the summer!”

Common foot problems

This June, why not have a foot health check with a qualified podiatrist?

Appointments can be made by calling 0191 284 3698

Do not be embarrassed come and see us here at the practice, remember we have see it all and are here to help you.