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IKEA Warrington launches employee well-being event during #foothealthmonth2018

Where were you on the 1st of October 1987??  Were you one of the people who literally camped outside the  first UK store: IKEA Warrington??  Did you join the queue with thousands of others on that first day waiting for those IKEA Warrington doors to open?   My oh my…

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I didn’t know

Dianne Ashcroft with a tuning fork held to her head

Things I didn’t know before my podiatrist told me Recently, I conducted a poll among my Podiatry colleagues asking what was the most common response to: “the things I didn’t know before my podiatrist told me” statement. You might be interested in the answers, here’s the top 5 of 20:-…

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How can Warm Wax Therapy help me?

Dianne Ashcroft treating a patient with warm wax therapy

Are you suffering with dry cracked heels, aching stiff joints or soreness in your feet?  Warm Wax Therapy can help you. A luxurious feeling treatment, utilising the soothing and softening properties of heated paraffin wax. Your painful, aching joints are eased and irritated chilblains are pacified by gently applying warm wax…

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“What’s the best treatment for a Verruca?” the unwanted truth

Verrucae viewed through a dermascope

How to get rid of a Verruca: assessing the risks versus the benefits. “What is the best treatment for a Verruca?” and How to get rid of a verruca are questions I get asked a lot, sadly the truth is most people don’t want to hear the difficult answer . Why?…

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"Chilblains? I thought they died out in the war!"


Myths we hear people say about chilblains: “I can’t have chilblains because I don’t have a fire” “Chilblains? I thought they died out in the war!” “I can’t have chilblains because they don’t ever itch and chilblains itch don’t they?” What are Chilblains? Chilblains are small, swollen, reddened areas of skin: typically on…

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