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July 8, 2012

Protecting Your Kids from Warts

Appearing as single isolated lesions or multiple ones with satellites – warts come in many different forms, shapes and locations. Commonly referred to on the feet as “verrucae” warts are a virus which is easily picked up and transmitted from general contact.  Usually warts on the bottom of the feet reside under a layer of callous or hard skin and have some blood vessels associated with them. There are lots of common myths about plantar warts.  Warts no matter where you get them are a virus from the Human Papilloma Virus family.  There are lots of different types of this …

Posted in General Health & Advice

Selecting school shoes

Selecting school shoes for your child can be a difficult process – but it does not need to be says Paul Bowles of The Foot Spot Podiatric Medical Centre… “It can be a confusing time, but generally if you follow the basic principals selecting the right school shoe can be very easy”. Firstly get your child checked for SIZE – length and width are both very important.  “Cheap shoes can be expected to cause issues – there is no such thing as a good $29 school shoe!  Don’t be fooled by the advertising.” Secondly the shoe should be supportive and …

Posted in General Health & Advice

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