Podiatry vs Chiropody: What’s in a name?

Podiatry vs Chiropody: What’s in a name?

Unhealthy, painful feet can stop us in our tracks, both physically and mentally. So, surely such an important area of health deserves protected titles and a clear distinction between practitioner roles. However, this is not necessarily the case. Whereas the likes of...
Does Tea Tree oil treat fungal nails?

Does Tea Tree oil treat fungal nails?

Last week I saw two patients who booked a podiatry assessment because they thought they had uncontrolled athletes’ foot. They both presented with a red, overly itchy rash which hadn’t responded to over the counter athletes foot creams. One patient only had the skin...
Are Corn plasters safe to use?

Are Corn plasters safe to use?

Corn plasters are a medicated treatment marketed for the quick and easy removal and treatment of corns. They are readily available in most shops and chemists – I have even seen them sold in a petrol station! They can be brought relatively cheaply with no advice,...