National Diabetes Week 2019

Jessica will be at Capital Chemist In Calwell to provide FREE Diabetes Assessments for those people in our community. She will assess the blood flow to the feet using an ULTRASOUND DOPPLER. Jess will also perform NEUROLOGICAL tests to determine your neurological status PLUS look at your nails/skin and FOOTWEAR. You will be provided with a letter for your doctor with your results. Make sure you pop into the chemist and get your time as bookings are essential. THURS 18th July 9am-12.30pm BOOK ONLINE HERE for a Diabetes Assessment and we can fix those cracked heels for you! Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter

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Cracked Heel

Cracked Heels?

Cracked heels can occur in both men and women and can be extremely painful if not fixed quickly. The cracks can split which allows a portal of entry for infections. Many people are often embarrassed about the appearance of their cracked, dry heels. But don’t worry! We treat cracked heels daily and can sort yours out too. Common Causes of Cracked Heels; Lacking moisture – This is the most common cause of cracked heels. The skin underneath your feet is often dry, rough and chapped. This is because the skin around your heels has a relatively small number of sweat glands. Pressure – Spending a long time standing at work

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Have You Had Your Falls Risk Assessment?

Are you unsteady on your feet and feel off balance? Have you ever had a fall as a result of feeling uncoordinated and just unstable when standing or walking? This is the perfect assessment for you! Falls are all too common in the ageing population and the risk is increased with those with Diabetes. They are one of the leading contributing factors of injury and death in adults over the age of 65 years. A person who falls may subsequently experience pain, hospitalisation, surgical intervention, admission to a nursing home, decreased overall functional ability, poorer quality of life, anxiety and a fear of falling. As patients age, they may experience

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So You Have Arthritis? Don’t let it Stop You!

Years ago, arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down, but not so anymore. Recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of bed rest and drug therapy. What Is Arthritis? The word “arthritis” means “joint inflammation” and is often used in reference to rheumatic diseases. Rheumatic diseases include more than 100 conditions, including gout, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and many more. Rheumatoid arthritis is also a rheumatic disease, affecting about 1 percent of the population. Although rheumatoid arthritis often begins in middle age

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What is A HEEL BONE Fracture?

A fracture of the heel bone (calcaneus) is most often caused by high impact to the heel. For example, when a person has fallen from a height or been in a car accident. Injuries can range from a small bone crack to a shattered bone, requiring surgery. Heel pain, bruising, swelling, limping, or difficulty walking are the main symptoms. The most common symptoms of a calcaneus fracture are: Pain Bruising Swelling Heel deformity Inability to put weight on the heel or walk It is important that your Podiatrist knows the circumstances of your injury. It is just as important for your Podiatrist to know if you have any other injuries

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What Is A Callus or Corn?

As Podiatrists, we commonly get asked “what is a callus or corn” so we thought we would let you know! A callus is an area of hard, thickened skin on the foot that is formed in response to pressure or friction. When pressure is concentrated in a small area, a corn, which has a central core, may develop. If the pressure is not relieved, calluses and corns can become painful. Common sites of corns and calluses are the ball of the foot, under the big toe, tips of toes and any bony prominence. ‘Soft’ corns may develop between the toes, where the skin is moist from sweat or inadequate drying.

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