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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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 Perils of the Pedicures

A dehydrated toe nail

Cases from the clinic An interesting case of chalky white nail, came into clinic,  they looked like this : Do you notice the chalky white lines going across the nail and the white grainy, patchy appearance of the nail? I am seeing this condition more and more, this lady had recently had some nail gels…

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How to Fix Dry Cracked Heels

Advice for cracked heels

We really did get teased with that week of warm weather in February didn’t we! But since then we’ve had Storms Freya and Gareth show up, then back to chilly winds and some parts of the country flooded. Weather, make your blooming mind up! In the wake of that lot, the last thing you are…

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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:- I didn’t know I had…

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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 to the skin. Wax retains…

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