Nikki Woodhead – What Motivates Me As A Podiatrist?

foot pain treatment done by Kirkburton Huddersfield

Why do I enjoy my job? I can remember spending school holidays with my Grandma, who had me tending to her feet! So I guess a career in Podiatry was inevitable!   I qualified with a degree from the University of Huddersfield in 1996, and went straight into work with the local NHS, spending the…

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Fungal Infections and Feet.

Podiatrist Huddersfield Athlete's Foot

Athlete’s Foot – Not just for athletes! One of the things that we see all the time in clinic is fungal infections, otherwise known as Athlete’s Foot. It’s a really common condition, there are studies that have shown it can affect up to 70% of the population at some point in their lives, and it’s…

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Circulation Problems And Your Feet

Patient receiving podiatry treatment for chilblains

As podiatrists, one of the things that we’re trained to look at when we’re checking your feet, is your circulation. Your circulation can be divided into two main categories, the macrovascular and the microvascular. Your macrovascular circulation is the main blood vessels that run from your heart down to your feet, and your microvascular circulation…

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Raynaud’s Awareness Month

Shoe print in snow

February marks Raynaud’s awareness month. So, what is Raynaud’s, and what does it have to do with Podiatry? What is Raynaud’s? Well, Raynaud’s is a condition that affects the circulation in the extremities, mainly the hands and feet, but it can affect other areas such as the nose, ears and lips. In people affected by…

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Dry skin – the struggle is real!

woman walking barefoot

  Why does nothing get rid of my dry skin?? One thing we see in clinic time and time again, is dry skin. Often, when people come to see us with this problem, they have tried lots of things to improve the quality and appearance of the skin on their feet, especially around the heels,…

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