STORIES FROM THE PODIATRY CLINIC
'I just thought, I need to get this sorted..'
'Get them attended by a specialist'
As somebody with diabetes Janet knows the importance of preventing problems, especially as she values her mobility and loves to go walking on a cold, crisp sunny morning...
Art describes the importance of checking your feet, knowing what to look for and going to a specialist when you spot something is wrong to prevent problems. Keeping his mobility is especially important...
'I wouldn't wish it on anybody...'
Peter describes how even having dry skin can have a huge impact on the things he wants to do, but how doig a few simple things can help to solve the problem
'I like walking so if my feet aren't good it affects me'
'You would be glad to take them off when you got home!'
Footwear damaged Nathan's toenail but before this he didn't really do much to take care of his feet
Josie tells how even small things like corns and verruca can cause pain and disrupt things, how shoe trends have changed and just putting cream on your feet can make a huge difference
DAVID AND DEBORAH'S STORY
'it was like walking on glass...'
David and Deborah share how foot pain has really affected David's life...from corns to diabetes... and how having to wear steel toe cap boots at work had a real impact
'When you can't reach your toes it's a damn nuisance'
William shares his own foot health story and how a bad car accident involving his daughter inspired him with her incredible recovery and achievements ...
VICTORIA - PART 2
'I have to make sure I'm fit to look after him'
They said I would never dance
Victoria didn't realise until she was older just how important feet are....especially now that she is a carer
Rosie shares an insipirational story of how at the age of 7 she overcame an infection that meant she may lose a limb...
We take our feet for granted....we never really talk about them!
VICTORIA'S STORY - PART 1
I really need to change my habits!
Tom shares his experience of getting older, taking his foot health for granted and the fact that we never really talk about feet. Yet when we lose our foot health, even for a short time, it can be quite debilitating...
Victoria tells of the impact of having athletes foot for a long time, how it has made her feel and some of the treatments she has tried. She also shares her experience of having a verruca as a child and how she would have been embarrassed if she'd been the only one in the class that had one.
BOB and ANN'S STORIES
You're really lost without them
Bob has been having foot health issues for 20 years. Him and his wife, Ann, told us how poor foot health had had an impact on them.
Oh Mum, It doesn't matter to me
Janet was born with a congenital foot deformity. She told us her story when she came to the podiatry clinic ahead of her daughters wedding.
PAM & JAMES' STORIES
Pam and James are husband and wife. They both came into the podiatry clinic and shared their stories about the positive impact the clinic has on them.