At the Beauchamp Foot Care Clinic in Knightsbridge, London, one common problem we come across time and again is the dreaded recurring verruca. People use widely available topical treatments, often bought in pharmacies and supermarkets, that might get rid of the unsightly verruca for a while but then they are dismayed when it returns within a few weeks or months.
At Beauchamp Foot Care, we usually confine our blog articles to talking about foot issues and treatments in an informative way for our patients and others interested in these topics. However, as a professional and responsible business, the problem of workers being exploited in disreputable nail bars has concerned us for a long time now.
Over the 27 years we’ve been treating patients at our Knightsbridge clinic, one of the frequent problem areas we regularly encounter are the toenails. The fact people generally keep their feet ‘under wraps’ means these can be prone to a variety of conditions. Badly fitting shoes or exposure to a fungal infection can cause damage to the nail or surrounding skin, all of which may need the attention of a qualified podiatrist/chiropodist.
With summer getting into full swing, many of our patients at Beauchamp Foot Care in Knightsbridge have been asking us about one particular piece of footwear.
For over 25 years, Beauchamp Foot Care in Knightsbridge has been providing top quality chiropody and podiatry services to patients across London. As fully qualified professionals, we know how important the feet are – sometimes a coat of nail polish and a soak just aren’t enough.
Our feet are generally taken for granted. We don’t notice them until something goes wrong and we suddenly have to find a professional to take a look. While a typical nail bar might give you a quick pedicure and add a splash of varnish, a chiropodist or podiatrist is trained to provide the health care your feet really need.
Good foot care is important for people who suffer from diabetes – that includes making sure you monitor your feet regularly, get the right, professional treatment when needed and also maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We’re pleased to announce that Beauchamp Foot Care now offers the Zoya nail varnish range, available specially for our discerning clients. During more than 25 years of delivering fabulous foot care, we’ve always been on the lookout for product lines and solutions that not only make our customers look great but are safe to use as well.
Pain in the foot can be caused by many things. One of the most common problems is the ingrown toenail which usually affects the big toe. This can cause a lot of discomfort and, if left untreated, can even make it difficult to walk or lead to infection.
If you want great looking feet and nails, visiting your local nail technician might be the first option you consider. You’re busy, you’ve got a party that night, and you need to look your best. The truth is that there’s a world of difference between the level of skill, expertise and hygiene found at a nail or pedicure salon and what you get from a team of trained chiropodists and podiatrists.
At Beauchamp Foot Care we see everything from persistent heel pain and athlete’s foot to verrucas and fungal nail infections. Here’s our list of some of the most common foot problems we can all suffer from at one point or another.
There are two or three different ways to give your feet a little love, care and attention. The first is to visit a nail bar and get a nice pedicure. The second is to have a professional chiropodist or podiatrist take a look at them.
Beauchamp Foot Care is one of the few places where you can get everything together in one place, including our fabulous and comprehensive pedicures. Our chiropody treatments will not only make sure your feet look superb but that they’re in tip top condition as well.
Are you hiding away your feet at the height of summer? Have you decided sandals and barefoot walks are just not for you? Embarrassed to sit on a lounger and let your feet breathe? A visit to a chiropodist or podiatrist this month could well change your mind. Rather than hide your feet away, you’ll soon be showing them off to the whole world.
Whilst men have come a long way when it comes to personal care in the last twenty years, one area they are still prone to neglect is those feet. After all, they don’t need much looking after, do they? Feet are pretty sturdy things? They can take all sorts of hardship and pressure from that morning run, the daily grind as you go about work, right through to that game of 5-a-side in the evening.
If you’re currently feeling the burn after preparing for the upcoming London marathon, you’re not alone. Thousands of people each year take part in the event and, for many, it’s one of the great sporting achievements of their lives.
More than any sports, skiing and snowboarding require strong, healthy ankles and feet and making sure you give these areas of your body a bit more care and attention once the season is over can prevent potentially serious conditions from getting out of hand.
At Beauchamp Foot Care we like to do everything we can to help our clients stay as healthy as possible. Taking a closer look at your feet can provide a few more benefits than just making you more comfortable in your shoes. At the clinic we offer regular sessions by fully qualified reflexologist Jeremy Snell who is a member of Association of Reflexologists.
If the cold weather this January and February is causing you itchy feet and there are small, red swellings around your toes which often become quite painful, then you may be suffering from a common condition called chilblains or pernio.
Often called plantar warts, verrucas develop on the soles of the feet and can be quite painful when you stand on them. Whilst harmless to your overall health they can be unsightly and are slightly contagious, which means you can catch them off surfaces like swimming pool floors, where people walk around barefoot, or from close contact with someone who has been infected.
It might seem more convenient to drop into your high street pedicurist to give your feet some love and attention during your lunchtime break. It can be a quick and easy fix to lift you when you’ve had a hard day. But, if you want to make sure your feet stay in the best condition, you might be better off visiting a foot specialist such as a podiatrist or chiropodist who has the right medical expertise for the care you need.
We’re pleased to let you know that the podiatry and chiropody team at Beauchamp Foot Care has teamed up with specialist shoemaker Sargasso & Grey to provide our clients with affordable and chic wide fit footwear at a discount.
Our poor feet endure a huge amount of stress and abuse as we go about our daily lives – coping with badly fitting shoes, having to walk long distances, sweaty socks and hosiery and standing for prolonged periods. There’s no doubt that most of us take our feet for granted.
Perhaps more than any other part of the human body, our feet have a habit of showing us up with their unmistakeable bad odour. When you understand that your feet have around 250,000 sweat glands, it’s no wonder that so many of us have a problem. Sweat plus bacteria often equates to that cheesy or vinegary smell which signals the onset of foot odour but there are plenty of things you can do to combat it.
What causes foot odour?
Over the winter our feet can take a battering. More often than not they are covered up by thick socks inside shoes or slippers and we only set them free when we get ready for bed in the evening. All this can lead to the development of conditions such as onychomycosis, more commonly known as a toenail fungal infection.
You can spends hundreds, if not thousands of pounds, on specialist equipment for your chosen sport, from the best fitting training shoes to hi-tech bikes and expensive running machines. What most people tend to avoid is looking more closely at their own feet and making sure that they are in the best condition.
Paying a visit to a chiropodist who has the expertise and right equipment can help ensure your feet don’t suffer from problems in the future.
Thanks to our on-going commitment to offer the most effective, technologically advanced treatments, Beauchamp Foot Care is one of the first clinics in the UK to have introduced the pioneering Lunula Laser.
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of Beauchamp Foot Care. Read a short history about our journey so far.
As the winter weather continues it’s time for you to take a step in the right direction so you don’t get cold feet. People always remember to pamper their feet in the warm summer months because they are more exposed to the world. However, it’s just as important to take care of your feet during the winter. Below are some tips from a chiropodist in London for giving your feet the proper care this winter.
Has the past year felt like the year of toenail fungus for you? If you or someone you know has been seeking out treatment options for a toenail fungal infection then it’s time for to consider making 2014 the year of getting rid of your fungus. Here are the top 10 reasons why you should resolve to get toenail fungus laser treatment this year.
You’ve probably had a verruca or at least know someone who has. They aren’t an uncommon occurrence because they can be easily contracted
and are often hard to get rid of
. So what do you do about verruca removal if you’re faced with a difficult verruca that just won’t go away?
If you’re in the process of researching about your toenail fungal infection there are some common terms that you’ll probably come across frequently. To help you understand more about your toenail fungus we’ve put together a short glossary that you can refer to as learn about your symptoms and treatment options.
Are you considering toenail fungus laser treatment? If you are convinced it’s your best option, but just haven’t committed to treatment yet because of cost, then keep reading to learn about the new Winter Offer at Beauchamp Foot Care.
If you have a verruca you may be wondering when you should seriously consider your verruca removal options. Verrucas are actually very common and there are some easy removal options available. If you aren’t completely sure if you have a verruca, it is simply a wart that is found on your feet, usually on the soles
. It starts out as a small, dark circle that later turns a grey-brown colour. It usually develops into a rough, hard texture. Verrucas are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and can be passed on both directly and indirectly. You should seriously consider verruca removal treatment when:
It’s been said that if something seems too good to be true then it probably is. This isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to toenail fungus laser treatment, but if you’re researching treatment options to help you get rid of your toenail fungus then you want to be sure you are as thorough as possible. Toenail fungus laser treatment is arguably the best treatment out there to help eliminate your toenail fungus, but it never hurts to weigh the pros and cons of anything.
If you’re in an occupation that requires you to be on your feet for long periods of time, do a lot of walking about, or just prefer to stand instead of sit, then you may start to feel the strain on your feet. Standing for long periods of time can cause foot pain that later turns into foot problems. Following these foot care tips from a chiropodist in London will help you give your feet the rest they need to keep them beautiful and healthy.
You awaken to the buzzing sound of your alarm clock. You open one eye and then the other, squinting just enough to see the first rays of sunlight coming through your window. It’s a beautiful sunny day, which this time of year is few and far between. You tell yourself to “get up and enjoy the sunshine!” thinking that maybe you can even wear those open toed sandals you bought during the summer, but haven’t quite been broken in yet. That gives you just the motivation you need to swing one leg out of bed and then the other. But as you look down at your toenails you’re reminded of your ugly toenail fungal infection – so much for wearing those sandals today!
If you think you have a verruca and are considering verruca removal you may be asking some of the common questions we hear below at Beauchamp Foot Care.
If you think you have a toenail fungal infection you might be creating a worst-case scenario in your mind. If you’re an extreme worrier you could be thinking that you might lose your toe completely. If you’re a pessimist you might be thinking you’ll just have to live with the infection for the rest of your life. If you’re only mildly concerned you might be annoyed at the fact that you have to look at your infected toenail, but you’ll live with it. Or you might be in complete denial, covering your infected toes up with nail polish or always wearing closed-toe shoes to avoid seeing it altogether.
Shopping for shoes can be a favourite pastime, a dreaded trip to the department store, or even a form of retail therapy. Whatever the reason is that causes you to be in the position of purchasing a new pair of shoes, it’s important that you know how to choose a pair that fit properly. A chiropodist in London from Beauchamp Foot Care offers a number of factors to consider when trying on shoes and why it’s important to find the right fit for your feet.
At Beauchamp Foot Care we know that toenail fungus laser treatment is a revolutionary technology that can have a positive, often life-changing effect for people. Since so many people suffer from toenail fungus and are often embarrassed to get help, they don’t talk about it and end up living with it for years. They don’t know that toenail fungus laser treatment is now an option. But Charles decided to change that. Read his testimonial below about his experience with toenail fungus laser treatment at Beauchamp Foot Care.
You might be so excited at the prospect of actually getting verruca removal treatment that you haven’t stopped to consider what the recovery will be. While verrucas are small and irritating they can often cause big problems and embarrassment
. The type of treatment you choose for your verruca removal, and the recovery time it requires, may be determined by the type of lifestyle you lead. If you have an active lifestyle you will probably want a quick recovery time. If you are more willing to try over-the-counter treatments first, then you probably don’t mind a longer recovery time while you test different approaches.
A great thing about living in London is the ease of getting where you want to go without having to drive. The Underground will take you just about anywhere you need to go so you don’t have to deal with the headache of traffic. However, this means that you are walking a lot more. You walk between The Underground stations and your destinations and up and down many stairs. This can take a toll on your feet after a while, but have you paused to think about the overall health benefits of walking too? A chiropodist in London explains.
It’s one thing if you already have verrucas and you are searching for options for verruca removal. But what if you want to avoid getting verrucas in the first place? It’s important to know what causes them and how they are spread from person to person.
Toenail fungus is an embarrassing, frustrating and sometimes even painful thing to deal with. So much so that some people are willing to try anything to get rid of it. Especially when it involves potential treatments they can do in the privacy of their own home at a fraction of the cost of medical treatments.
Your feet are an extremely important part of your body. Since you rely on them to support you and take you where you want to go, when there is something wrong with them you want to find treatment as soon as possible. There is really only one important reason why you might need a foot clinic in London: because you deserve to have beautiful, healthy feet. When it comes to feet there are some common conditions that we see often at Beauchamp Foot Care. If you’re experiencing any of the conditions described below our foot specialists are dedicated to giving you the best treatment in London.
Nobody plans on getting a toenail fungal infection, but sometimes it can show up out of nowhere and then you’re faced with trying to get rid of it. It’s actually easier than you think to contract toenail fungus, but the good news is it’s also possible to avoid
if you follow these best practices.
If you have warts on the bottom of your feet, commonly known as verrucas, you probably just want to be rid of them. Sometimes they can be painful, embarrassing or just plain annoying.
There are still a few weeks of summer left to enjoy, which means your feet don’t have to worry about being cooped up inside socks and boots for a little while yet. Summer is the time of year to let your feet get a breath of fresh air, but there are some things to keep mind. A chiropodist in London at Beauchamp Foot Care offers some tips to keep your feet safe and comfortable
for the rest of the summer season.
If you have toenail fungus, you are not alone. It’s actually a common infection that affects over 850 million people worldwide. But what many of those people might not know about are the benefits of toenail fungus laser treatment.
Warts and verrucas are not uncommon, but they can be unsightly. They can also make a person feel very self-conscious. Verrucas are warts on the feet and are usually harmless. Many times they clear up on their own without treatment. But while it may be easier to cover up verrucas to avoid embarrassment, it’s hard to ignore them completely because often they are very painful. This causes many people to look at options for verruca removal.
It’s the time of year when you get to go on holiday, hopefully somewhere where you can put up your feet, see the sights, take a deep breath, and enjoy some rest and relaxation. Sometimes though, getting to your destination can be a bit chaotic, and the last thing you need is to create chaos on your feet too. As you pack and prepare for your holiday here are some travelling tips for your feet from our chiropodists at Beauchamp Foot Care in London.
Toenail fungus is a common occurrence that affects more than just your feet. It affects your lifestyle because toenail fungus can get worse over time and become an embarrassment you are faced with every day. Many people have had a toenail fungal infection for years and hear of various treatments available, but don’t know which one to try
. If you, a friend or family member can relate to this, below we offer some insights into the three most common treatments for a toenail fungal infection and how giving one of them a try may or may not be the best option for you.
When you think of warts, what comes to mind? Some people might conjure up an image of a wicked witch with a wart on her nose or immediately remember to avoid toads at all costs to prevent warts suddenly appearing on their hands. Contrary to old folklore did you know that warts can appear on your feet too?
These are called verrucas, and while warts can be frightening to some people, they are actually very common. You don’t even have to venture into the land of once upon a time to find the magic potion to treat them. If you’re wondering how to get rid of verrucas, keep reading.
Do you avoid going barefoot? Do you always make it a point to wear close-toed shoes to hide your toenails? Do you long for a relaxing pedicure, but are too embarrassed to show your feet in a salon? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from onychomycosis, or more commonly known as a toenail fungal infection.
Toenail fungus is a common infection that affects over 850 million people worldwide. It usually infects the nail bed itself or the area surrounding the nail. It’s more common in toenails than in fingernails and usually starts at the end of the nail first and spreads further toward the cuticle.
Do you have foot problems that you just can’t ignore anymore? There are many possible foot clinics in London that you could visit, but before choosing one, ask the following 3 questions to make sure you’re making the best decision for your feet.
Whether you like to play trivia games or are just curious about feet, here is a list of interesting facts about feet that are sure to delight your next dinner guests!
Today I thought I should write a little something about the rare and complex disease known as Behcets Syndrome (Disease). Those that are regular clients of Beauchamp Foot Clinic will be aware of our efforts to raise money and awareness of this condition. We are all very grateful to all those who have kindly donated money to help save the Behcets Syndrome Society, and also those who bought the recycled denim bags at Christmas made by my sister (Coleen Dulledge). 10% of proceeds are donated to the society.
Today’s blog is about club feet "Congenital Talipes Equinovarus’ A condition at birth where the baby’s feet are either pointing inwards or outwards. As with most conditions the degree of severity or disability varies some people have a very mild form which causes little suffering whereas others can be severely affected. It can also affect both feet or just the one.
You may think that you are alone as you suffer with toenail fungus or an infection. Below are some facts that you may never have heard that can help you understand the issue more, as well as know that you are not alone!
Athletes Foot is a skin infection caused by a fungus, found usually on the feet. Fungi are common germs often found in small numbers on human skin where they usually do no harm. However, given the right conditions fungi multiply and invade the skin causing infection. Fungi enjoy a warm, moist and airless environment such as between the toes.
The last blog introduced the distressing and unsightly fungal infection Onychomycosis, an infection that can spread from one toe to another. There are treatments such as having the effected nail thinned so that a topical anti-fungal agent like Gluconazole or Lamisil cream are topically applied unfortunately these have not proved to be very effective. Drugs such as Lamisil which must be prescribed by your GP can be effective however it is very expensive and there are also serious risks to the liver.
Today’s blog will look at nails. We will consider some general facts about healthy nails and also look at an unpleasant nail conditions called onychomycosis, a fungal infection that threatens the condition of all the nails if left untreated.
Welcome to our first blog. Over a period of time it is hoped that conditions that can seriously affect the feet will be considered. There are several health conditions that can cause pain and difficulty in walking such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Diabetes can also cause extreme difficulties for the feet and it is always very important that your podiatrist is fully aware of any condition you may have and any treatment you may be undergoing.
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