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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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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Potty Purple Pod is Back

Dianne Ashcroft, the Potty Purple Pod in PPE

So grateful to be back in the clinic! From the 15th June 2020 Firstly, I hope that you’re all well and in good spirits! It is such a relief to tell you that I got back in the clinic for face to face consultations from 15th of June 2020. I can’t wait to see 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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Can Antibiotics Cure An Ingrown Toenail?

Ingrown toenail

Let’s talk about antibiotics and ingrown toenails and answer some of your frequently asked questions about it. Can antibiotics cure an ingrown toenail? The answer is no, they can’t! An ingrown toenail is caused by a splinter of nail penetrating the skin, acting as a foreign body. That’s what setting the infection up in the…

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Potty Purple Pod’s Spin On Strictly Come Dancing 2019

Dianne Ashcroft, Podiatrist ready for Strictly Come Dancing

More than half way through the 2019 season of  Strictly Come Dancing  with the Blackpool episode behind us isn’t it incredible! The standards really do get better and better every year. I’m honestly blown away by how quickly everyone is improving and becoming dancers before our eyes! I’d love to know who your favourite is…

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Potty Purple Pod and the Fungus Fight!

A big toe with nail fungus

How many times do you think I’ve heard someone say “I think I’ve got toe nail fungus, its ugly and I hate it”? Would you be surprised if I told you it’s quite a lot? Nail fungus is far more common than you’d think!  Around 80% of the population suffering some form of fungal infection…

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Verruca: What is it?

Verrucas before treatment

Officially, its a viral skin infection of the outer (epidermal) layer of skin caused by the human papilloma virus. In normal terms – a verruca is a foot wart, caused by a virus. Much like the common cold, there’s many different types of the virus. Luckily, like the common cold, you don’t need to know…

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