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Athlete's Foot

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Definitions


Athlete’s foot is a common infection of the skin on the bottom of our feet or in between our toes by fungus and can be characterized by itching, scaling, redness or the formation of small blisters. The fungus has the potential to spread to the toenails, causing them to become thickened, discolored and painful (onychomycosis).

While this infection is common among athletes, keep in mind that it can affect non-athletes as well.

 

Causes:

  • Shoes commonly create a warm, dark and humid environment that encourages fungal growth.
  • Contracted in dressing rooms, hotel and locker room showers, and swimming pool locker rooms where bare feet may come in contact with fungus.
  • Excessive perspiration from the feet
  • Weakened immune system (i.e. Diabetic foot)
  • Close proximity of the smaller toes
  • Pre-existing fungal nail infection

Treatment and Prevention:

  • Keep shoes and socks dry as a preventative measure
  • Wear cotton or wool socks to help wick moisture
  • Practice good foot hygiene, including daily washing of the feet with soap and water
  • Dry feet carefully, especially between the toes
  • Change shoes regularly
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What can a Chiropodist do for you?

  • Perform a physical exam and identify the source of problem and discuss treatment options.
  • Recommend proper foot hygiene and methods to minimize perspiration.
  • Prescribe a topical anti-fungal medication.
  • Recommend exercise and stretching programs.
  • Recommend footwear and over-the-counter products that protect the feet from re-infection.

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OUR HCPC QUALIFICATIONS mean we are Government regulated with strict guidelines & Covid mitigating measures to keep you safe.

  

Stowmarket Chiropodists are all HCPC and The Society of Chiropodists Registered.  Only HCPC registered practitioners (Previously known as State Registered) are by law allowed to use the Protected titles: 

     Chiropodists & Podiatrists

Please be aware 

Foot Health Practitioners are not Podiatrists or Chiropodists .


CHECK THE HCPC to confirm the person looking after your feet is HCPC Registered and allowed to use the title Podiatrist or Chiropodist

 

Feel free to check registration details by click on the HCPC logo and enter the Practitioners name and profession

 

We use professional medical equipment  and sterilsed instruments & wear PPE throughout your treatment.


Health Professional Council 


Stowmarket Chiropody Practitioners are all Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council . HCPC are the Regulating body that ensure that Registered professionals meet the Governments high standards in training, professional skills, behaviour and health.

Society of Chiropodists


The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is the largest independent professional body in the UK and represent State Registered chiropodists and podiatrists.


 

Professional Chiropody Equipment


Stowmarket Chiropodists operate from a purpose built Chiropody Clinic in Stowmarket, we use only professional chiropody equipment and systems to make sure you have a worry free treatment.

  

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