Worried or embarrassed about a foot problem? Verrucas, ingrown or fungal toe nails, corns and other "foot issues", whatever it might be:- We fix feet;)
Operating as usual
Have you checked out my YouTube channel?
I've got loads of really useful videos on there featuring tips and tricks to help you look after your feet...
"I had a couple of verrucas which had lasted for about 3-4 years, nothing over the counter had worked, and they were affecting my walking. Thank you Dianne"
You might be used to seeing me climbing my local concrete mountain but to Gran Canaria 2020 when I tackled this one! 😆
Happy Friday everyone 💜
Potty Purple Pod and the fungus fight: Case Study
Last October an active lady in her early 40s came to see me, feeling very down about the appearance of her toenails.
She had tried all sorts of things to try and rectify it over a 20 year period. Her doctor took nail clippings for testing and gave her something to use on it but it didn’t work. She also tried all sorts of over-the-counter remedies, all to no avail. When she came to see me, she was at her wits end about these nails; frustrated that she was unable to wear her sandals without feeling self-conscious. Of course, as soon as Potty Purple Pod saw them, I knew I could help!
You can see from the pictures that multiple toe-nails were affected. I knew that the chance of topical treatment alone (that is putting something on the nail) was likely be inadequate to clear them. We would need systemic treatment (which is taking a course of tablets) as well to get the best results for her.
I saw my client every couple of months for follow-up and was able to track the progress of improvement of the nails.
Click below to see more!
Literally a week ago I was on a hospital operating table for 8hours undergoing major surgery of 3operations in one: left side mastectomy, DIEP flap reconstruction and a mastopexy on my right side (so that both boobs are on same level😜)
You all know me as an optimist, but even I in my wildest dreams didn't think I would be feeling this good this soon! I expected it to take at least 3 weeks to be anywhere near!
Thank you to my friends and family for being there to support me through this ordeal you are a massive part of my recovery. You are not all in this pic, but you know who you are.
I thank also the staff of Ward 3A Whiston Hospital, my brilliant talented surgeons Mr Koshy and Miss Chagla, your excellent skills & care got me through those challenging early days post op.
I thank my body for having the resilience to tolerate what it's been put through and bounce back this fast, rest assured I take none of it for granted!!
To that end I will be doing my daily physio exercises and wearing my @sockwellusa compression socks to prevent DVT / pulmonary embolus formation.
If you are wondering why compression socks are needed for 6weeks post operatively,I will be covering that soon in collaboration with @adintegrum.
Oh and if you are wondering what I'm eating @thegriffinboldheath , it's a slice of mocha torte (20p goes to @macmillan cancer support for every portion sold) that's reason enough for me to justify scoffing one!
"Absolutely fantastic service and such friendly lady. Helped with my ingrowing toe nail and the after care help is first class. Would highly recommend."
I love fixing peoples sore ingrown toe nails!
Thank you all for enquiring about how I'm feeling about my forthcoming surgery for breast cancer.
What I can reassure you is, is that I'm not feeling much about it. I don't allow myself to dwell on the things that I can't do anything about...
What I do dwell on is what I'm going to be able to do on the other side- and that is lifting weights like this!
I will get back to doing it! 💪💜
Just letting you all know I'm going to be away for a few weeks... as many of you know, I got diagnosed with breast cancer and I have to have some surgery for it.
But don't worry! There's plenty of resources on my website with blogs on things like ingrown toenails, fungal skin and nail infection as well as verrucas- to help you help yourself while you wait for me to come back.
Keep an eye on my socials for updates and I'll be sharing lots of my blogs with you in the meantime! 💜👣
Suffering with cracked heels?
It's National Feet Week and a chance to prioritise your feet and get them ready for spring!
My 'wet wrap' method is a great way to banish dry skin and leaves your feet feeling nourished and baby soft!
The BEST thing is... you can do it at home! All you need is 2 pairs of socks and some Urea cream (10-20%.)
STEP 1- Soak the heel of one sock in some warm water. Squeeze out the excess leaving you with a soggy heel and in-step area.
STEP 2- Rub the urea cream into your heel, smooth on ensuring even coverage and then put the wet sock on first, followed by the dry sock.
STEP 3- Leave on and wear overnight to let all the good stuff do it’s magic! 🥳💜👣 http://ow.ly/NXcW50IfKwC
Hi purple pod team! 👋
Just a reminder for you to book in with me before the 14th March if you've been sitting on that ingrown toenail, verruca, corn, fungal nail, athletes foot or hard skin!
I'm off to have some surgery following a diagnosis of breast cancer during a routine mammogram, so I'll be taking some time out of the clinic in order to recover.
BUT, I look forward to seeing you back in early May. Just keep an eye on my social media channels for updates!
Click the link below to book online, or call on 01925 722577 💜
I've put together a handy blog which explains the different types of appointments I offer and pricing too!
A few more tips to keep your feet warm during ?
❄️ Make sure you are already warm before you go out! Put socks, gloves, scarves and coats on the warm radiator before you put them on.
❄️ You can also use Body Essentials Warm your Sole oil which has been designed to soothe chilblains. Pop into my clinic to pick some up!
Transforming feet is what I do! I love seeing my patients getting back to the things they love.
One of my favourite products to use in clinic is the Body Essentials Warm Your Sole Oil.
The action of massaging the oil into the skin helps to improve circulation and the warming effect of the ginger ingredient feels really lovely. People love it and it is one of our best selling products that we supply for cold feet and toes!
Did you know that my online booking system is available 24/7?
As it's , here are a few more tips to help keep your extremities warm!
❄️ Make sure you have lots of layers to keep your body heat inside.
❄️ Get some of the small gel heat pads to put in your gloves. (camping or outdoor shops supply these) They really help keep your fingers toasty!
If you are unlucky and still develop chilblains, get in touch with me and I can help. https://www.pottypurplepod.co.uk/chilblains/
It's my pleasure to keep my patients feet well looked after! 💜🤗
I wish I didn't have to talk to you about cancer but today is .
It's chance for me to raise awareness about the importance of regular cancer screening check ups.
I'm really grateful for my mammogram screening appointment as that's how I got my diagnosis.
Sometimes foot problems can take a little while to be treated, so why not use these winter months to get ahead and put a
🌼spring🌼 in your step!
Did you know that around 80% of the population suffering some form of fungal infection at some point in their lives? Approximately 20% of people have some kind of fungus related problems at any one time.
Click below to see how I can help to diagnose and resolve fungal issues. I want to give you back your freedom so you can wear your sandals once again, without feeling self-conscious!
February marks and I'm going to be sharing some top tips throughout the month to help keep Raynaud's at bay, so stay tuned!
Chilblains, dispelling myths, prevention & treatment strategies Chilblains, despite being less common now with centrally heated homes can re emerge with a vengeance in cold weather conditions. Understanding the triggers and deploying prevention strategies are the key to combating this problem.
"Extremely professional and friendly service- with information on treatment and proposed procedures"-William
Get some help for your feet here http://ow.ly/iiB150HIXAu
to the Royal College of Podiatry conference where I was reunited with the lovely Sam Ashton-Mort who was my boss for many years while I was in the NHS.
She has the patience of a saint, which she needed having a loose cannon like me as a member of staff! 😆💜
Suffering with persistent verrucas?
Take a look at a happy Swift verruca treatment story from one of my patients!
Swift (microwave) treatment for a long standing verruca, how did it feel? I am super grateful to Dr Phil Cooper MBE for letting me video him sharing his experience of verruca treatment to eradicate his 15 year old verruca. ...
"Brilliant service, Dianne is lovely and always makes time for her clients as well as providing an effective and professional service. Would definitely recommend!" -Reuben 🤗👣💜
A bright and colourful to the lovely Bharti Rajput from SOLE BODY SOUL and I at the Royal College of Podiatry conference back in November.
Happy Friday everyone! 🤗💜
Can you tell how much I love my Swift machine! 😆💜
But why do I love it so much?
Let me start by explaining how the treatment works. Swift creates a “heat shock” in the targeted skin cells. The heat shock receptor proteins in the cell are activated and have a ‘reboot’ effect on the ability of the immune system, to recognise the viral particles (Langerhans cells) and recruit the T-cells to kill off the virus.
Data shows that it is 76% more effective than anything else currently out there!
It can take time to treat verrucas with Swift, so what are you waiting for? Click below to contact me or find out more!
What Is Swift? - Potty Purple Pod Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of the Swift treatment before. It’s a new technology, that was launched in the UK back in 2016. In fact, I was one of the first clinics to invest in the swift treatment and it’s transformed my treatment of verrucas ever since! I often get asked, what.....
Are your feet hurting you? Are you embarrassed about revealing that funny looking toe nail to the world? Maybe that verruca that just wont go despite everything you have tried is really getting you down? Im only an online booking or phone-call away from helping you fix that. I’m Dianne the #pottypurplepod and although I look like Im a bit crazy, (which I openly admit to) when it comes to looking after you, I take my job to care for you very seriously. Having spent the last 28 years as a Podiatrist you can bet that in that time I have already seen whatever it is that’s bothering you or your loved one with your/their feet. Why not get in touch and see how I can help you? I write lots of blogs about the things I help with and how you can help yourself, so feel free to check out my website, the answer to your problem might be on there.
PS if you come to see me, you have to like purple because I have it everywhere! Hugz Dianne ###
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I am a HCPC registered podiatrist with 30 years experience in the NHS and private practice.
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