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Why Exercise Helps Your Mental Health

prepare feet for running a marathon or long distance

You might have heard people say how exercise is good for not just your physical health but also your mental health and wellbeing too. But why is this and how can you incorporate exercise into your everyday life? Exercise assists in lowering anxiety and depression: Exercise helps with the release of neurotransmitters and endorphins in […]

How to prepare feet for running a marathon or long distance

prepare feet for running a marathon or long distance

It’s less than two weeks until The London Marathon. With training and getting ready for this long-distance event, we have seen a lot more patients coming to our Podiatric clinics with foot problems. It’s important to prepare your feet for running a marathon or long distance as much as to prepare the rest of your […]

Menopause Foot Problems

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As a woman approaching the menopause, you can expect some symptoms such as low mood, hot flushes and poor sleep. But what you may not realise is that menopause can cause foot problems.  And there are a variety of foot problems that occur in women going through menopause. So, what happens to woman’s feet during […]

Family Business

Meet Karen Randell, Co-founder of Randell's Footcare

Karen Randell is an experienced podiatrist and clinical director of Randell’s Footcare, the other director is Karen’s husband Steve and their son Aidan is currently in his 2nd year at university studying podiatry, so it’s a real family business!  https://cop.org.uk/become-a-podiatrist/career-opportunities-and-scope Randell’s Footcare offer excellence and expertise for all issues affecting the feet and lower limbs in […]


Podiatry and why do I need

Lymphoedema, A swelling problem Have you noticed your feet or legs are swelling and you don’t know why? By Clare Rushmer, Podiatrist Lymphoedema is a disease which occurs when the lymphatic system fails and fluid accumulated in the affected area. It causes progressive swelling, skin changes, fluid leakage from the skin, and an increased risk […]

8 things to consider when buying children shoes

Which shoe is the right shoe? Buying footwear is often a worrying time for parents, there seems a mine field of possible future problems if they get it wrong, horrid stories from relatives and friends about foot issues later in life caused by ill-fitting shoes as a child! Of course, there can be problems but […]

The Importance of Footwear in Children

We are all aware of the rate at which children grow and the continuous changes in size and shape, so it can be difficult to consistently buy the correct footwear every time when shopping, even more so when children participate in sport, forever shredding and wearing down the materials on trainers! Generally, when buying kids […]


Biomechanical Assessment

Biomechanics and how it might help me What is biomechanics? It is one of the fields of podiatry, which involves the prevention, diagnosis and assessment of the structure, alignment and function of muscles, bones and joints of the feet and lower limb. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomechanics Podiatrists think like engineers to understand the abnormal tissue stresses that cause […]