Diabetic Foot Check- What to expect

Doppler measuring pulse on foot

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Have you been told to get your feet checked? If you want to know why and what’s involved in your diabetic foot check, then this blog is for you. I want to explain why it’s important and how it can help you… So, what happens during the foot check?…

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Dianne has the Audacity to Recommend Competitors, is she Mad?

Who do I recommend and why? You might be thinking, ‘Dianne, have you lost the plot? Why would you recommend other podiatrists? You are going to lose business!’ IT’S ABOUT PROVIDING THE BEST SERVICE I’ll tell you why… I have always believed in providing the best service I can, even if that means it’s not me…

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Children and Verrucas

Potty Purple Pod Children's verruca

“My child has a verruca; how can I get rid of it?”  This is a common question that I get asked often, because it’s common for children to get verrucas.  What might surprise you though, is my answer to this… Is your child in any pain or discomfort? Verrucas are a harmless skin virus, they…

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What Is Swift?

Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of the Swift treatment before. It’s a new technology, that was launched in the UK back in 2016. In fact, I was one of the first clinics to invest in the swift treatment and it’s transformed my treatment of verrucas ever since! I often get asked, what’s the…

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Are You Prioritising Your Feet During The Pandemic?

Our feet carry us throughout our entire life, why wouldn’t you want to take care of them? We may be facing an ongoing pandemic but that’s no excuse for neglecting your feet. You should never ignore any part of your body; it deserves regular care and attention. Which is why I want to ask if…

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Appointments & Prices

The front door at Lane Ends Podiatry, Warrington

How do I book an appointment with the Potty Purple Pod and what’s the best option for me? How about we start with a consultation…. Whatever your problem, from cracked heels, ingrown toenails to verruca’s…how can Potty Purple Pod help? Let me just start by first saying this…. not all treatments are the same! Each…

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Ingrown Toe Nails Explained

A graphic showing an ingrown toe nail

Ingrown toe nail – what is it? An ingrown toe nail can be really painful and happens when a splinter of nail penetrates the skin, usually at the front corner of the toe nail, this allows bacteria to get in causing an infection.  The toe gets inflamed, swells up, goes red, maybe hot and any…

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Thick Bendy Toenails

A podiatry patient with thick, bendy problem toenails.

When people ring me up and ask how much is it to “just” get their nails cut, I wonder if they think “just” how complicated they can be sometimes? One of the important things I need to bear in mind when I’m cutting thickened nails is, where are the blood vessels underneath them? Sometimes, especially…

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