Lifestyle Podiatrist

  • Fungal Nail Laser Treatment

When most people think of a podiatrist they think of feet, ingrown toenails and corns.  The podiatrists at Erica Dash Podiatry are so much more than feet. While we are happy to attend to general foot care including things like toenail cutting, pain free removal of corns and callouses, and clearing of that nagging ingrown toenail, we pride ourselves in […]

Tips On Choosing The Right Netball Shoes

  • Netball Shoes Tips

Netball Vs Running ShoesNetball shoes (also known as court shoes or cross-trainers) are designed specifically to cope with high force from the frequent ‘stop-and-start’ and side-to-side motion that is required in netball. A standard running shoe does not have the features required to support side-to-side movement, nor the durability to withstand high force on a court surface. This means that if you […]

Sports Podiatrist

Why would you need a sports podiatrist?Athletes like to push their bodies to new limits and sports come with a fair share of risks!  Sometimes when things don’t quite go to plan, an injury can happen that can hold you back from doing what you love. Other times you just want to make sure you’re moving as efficiently as possible. Either […]

Walkers Urea Cream – Why We Love it

Why do we love Walkers Urea Cream?We usually recommend Walkers urea-based cream for dry, calloused, and cracked skin. The active ingredient ‘urea’ increases skin moisture by removing dead skin cells and improving the ability of the skin to hold water. These factors make this cream highly moisturising. We sell 2 different types of Walkers urea cream – urea 15 and urea 25.Urea 15 […]

FRANKi4’s are the coolest podiatry shoes you’ll ever own

FRANKi4’s – Ticks all the Boxes!FRANKi4 is a footwear company overseen by a team of podiatrists and physiotherapists. FRANKi4 shoes are designed to be comfortable, podiatry-friendly, and stylish – finally… a shoe that ticks all the boxes! We have fallen in love with how these shoes feel on our feet, while still managing to look fashionable. FRANKiE4’s court-style shoes and ACTiVE […]

5 Steps To Diabetes Foot Care

Step 1 – Check Your Feet DailyIf you have diabetes, you are at risk of developing damage to the nerves and capillaries in your feet. This means that if you have damaged nerves and/or blood supply, you are at risk of developing a wound that is difficult to heal. This may be caused from a small break in skin, sometimes a blister, […]

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (EWST)

What is ESWT?​ESWT is a non-invasive therapy that uses mechanical waves transmitted through a metal head.  The metal head repeatedly pulses at the affected area to transfer the mechanical waves to the area of your body affected. ESWT is beneficial because it can treat the condition extra corporeally, meaning outside the body. Previously, ESWT has been used to treat kidney stones […]

Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction

Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction: A common treatable cause of foot pain and flat footThe most common cause of a flatfoot deformity in an otherwise healthy person is dysfunction of the tibialis posterior tendon. The tibialis posterior tendon is the main stabilising muscle of the arch of your foot.The diagnosis of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction at Erica dash podiatry is largely a […]

The Ideal Shoe

What is an inappropriate shoe?Generally speaking, we as podiatrists generally define a shoe as being inappropriate if it has the following features:A worn or slippery soleNo firm heel counterNo fixation i.e. laces, straps, VelcroA heel height greater than 4cmA soft midsole offering no supportA narrow heel with minimal ground contact i.e. stiletto shoes×432.jpgWhat are the dangers of inappropriate footwear?When […]

Erica Dash Podiatry

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