Does A Broken Bone Heal Stronger?

It seems like a fairly common belief that bones heal stronger than they were before. I’ve certainly heard this myself so let’s take a look in more depth to see if there’s any truth in this statement!  So how does a broken bone heal? The body’s first reaction after a […]

Complementary Therapy Day – 23rd March 2020

What is complementary therapy?   Complementary therapy can be used alongside conventional medicine to help treat a medical condition. Examples of such therapy include acupuncture, which has become increasingly popular in many countries, and aromatherapy which many people have been using for years.   Such therapy is based on a […]

A Tea For Every Occasion…

When you need energy… My favourite tea to drink in the morning has always been black tea – I find that it gives me just the right energy boost to help me wake up! Black tea comes in many different varieties including Breakfast Tea, Assam, Earl Grey, fruit-infused and more. […]

The Benefits of Reflexology

Here at The Comfoot Zone, one of the treatments Deborah offers is Reflexology. You may have heard of it, but what exactly is it, and who can benefit from it?  Reflexology is a type of massage that can be done on the hands or feet (here at The Comfoot Zone, […]

How To Strengthen A Sprained Ankle

When you sprain your ankle, for the first few days it’s best to rest it, apply ice and keep it elevated as much as possible. But when it starts to feel a little better, there are some exercises you can do to strengthen it. Firstly, you can exercise the range […]

How To Strengthen Your Lower Back

As adults, many of us will suffer with lower back pain at some point. Here are some simple stretches you can do to strengthen your lower back and help to alleviate/prevent pain.  Partial Sit-Ups Lie on your back with your knees bent, your feet flat on the floor, and your […]

Why You Need Coenzyme Q10!

What is Coenzyme Q10? It is a compound that is produced by our bodies and is stored in the mitochondria of the cells. It isn’t considered to be a vitamin, but it has similar properties such as assisting with reactions in the body.  It is produced naturally in the body, […]

What is Frozen Shoulder?

What is Frozen shoulder? It’s a condition that is caused when the tissue in your shoulder joint gradually becomes thick and tight, causing pain and stiffness, and sometimes swelling. The pain can cause the person with frozen shoulder to stop moving it, which can lead to increased stiffness. What causes […]

How To Recover From A Cold Quickly!

I came down with a cold recently, but rather than taking the usual time of a week to feel like a human again, it only took me 3 days, and within 4 days I was back to normal! This has never happened before! As you know, we always swear by […]

Daily Foot Care Tips

In the middle of winter our feet are often neglected as they’re not on display. But it’s important to look after our feet all year round. Wash and moisturise your feet regularly, especially as you get older, as the skin on your feet gets very dry, and even more so […]

Does Your Shoe Size Matter?

Do you know your correct foot size? Does it always stay the same? Does it matter? Let’s look at some facts!   Several studies have found that around 75% of people are wearing the wrong shoe size (length and width)! This can cause many foot problems, such as bunions, hammertoes […]

6 Foot Myths Busted!

I’ve worked in the foot care business for over 10 years now, so I’ve heard lots of misconceptions about feet in that time! Here’s a few ideas that are commonly believed to be facts, some of which are partially untrue, and others are complete myths! Shoes cause bunions. It seems […]

5 Common Foot Problems, Treatments and Prevention!

  We rely on our feet a lot, and considering how much we use them, it’s not surprising that most people encounter foot problems from time to time. But many of these foot problems are not only treatable, but preventable too! Here’s a list of 5 common foot problems and […]

What Is Cortisol?

What is Cortisol? Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands (which sit above each kidney). It is often referred to as the ‘stress hormone’, because it’s produced in response to stress (physical or emotional) or fear.   What does it do? Without a healthy level of cortisol […]

How To Treat Inflammation

What Is Inflammation?   Inflammation is when part of the body reacts to injury or infection by turning red, swollen, hot and often painful. It is an immune response which indicates that the body is fighting something harmful and trying to heal itself. So it may not feel good- but […]

What Is Indian Head Massage?

Here at The Comfoot Zone, we now offer a new treatment- Indian Head Massage. Maybe you’ve heard of it- maybe you haven’t- but what are the benefits?   One huge benefit of Indian Head Massage is that it helps relieve back/neck pain, as well as migraines and headaches. These things […]

What To Say To Someone With An Invisible Illness

As discussed in a previous blog post, many people quietly suffer from illnesses that are unseen by others. If you have a loved one who has an invisible illness such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, or something else, it can be hard to know what you should and shouldn’t […]

What is Physiotherapy?

Here at The Comfoot Zone, one of our most popular treatments is Physiotherapy. Many people may link Physiotherapy to recovering after an accident, and that is certainly one reason a person may need a session. But is it limited to helping those who have sustained a serious injury?   What […]

What is Acupuncture?

What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a treatment originating in the Orient, and it involves inserting very fine sterile needles into certain parts of the body. How does it work? The needle is inserted to stimulate the sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, in order to encourage a […]

An Insight Into Invisible Illnesses…

There are many illnesses people have that may not be obvious at all. It’s actually quite astounding the amount of people who suffer with Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and even Cancer- to name but a few! Many of my friends struggle with one or more of these […]

Plantar Fasciitis- How to Relieve the Pain

Plantar Fasciitis- many people get diagnosed with this painful foot condition- but what is, and how can it be treated? Over a period of time, the plantar fascia ligament (a thick band of tissue which runs from the heel right down to below the toe bones on the plantar side […]

Do You Have An Ingrown Toenail?

Winter is upon us- which for me means a constant battle to stay warm! One area that seems to get cold quickly is the feet- which is why most people tend to keep their feet covered constantly in at least one layer of socks throughout the cold months! Add that […]

Physiotherapist, Chiropractor, or Osteopath? Is There Much Difference?

I often hear people talking about visiting their Chiropractor or Osteopath, but in all honesty I’ve never really known the differences between the two, or how they differ from Physiotherapists. So I decided to do some research to find out what each one does, how they differ, and who benefits from them. I started my […]

Getting Back to the Gym After an Injury…

Many of our patients love to keep fit, and when they have sustained an injury that has held them back from hitting the gym, they just cant wait to get back to it! This attitude is great- but could result in worsening the injury and an even longer recovery time, […]

Common Foot Problems

Here are a few common foot problems that we can treat and advise here at The Comfoot Zone! 1.Fungal Nail Infections are caused when funghi that usually lives harmlessly on the skin multiplies. What to look for- At first there may be no obvious symptoms, but as it progresses it causes discolouration of the […]

5 Tips for Choosing Comfortable Summer Shoes!

The weather outside is gradually improving, and before we know it summer will be upon us! This excites me greatly! However, a few things about this season drive me crazy- and one of those is seeing so many people wearing the most awful footwear known to mankind. It is not for fashion […]

How the Sun affects Surgical Scars…

As summer approaches, those with surgical scars (particularly recent ones) need to be extra careful in the sun! After surgery, a patient will usually be left with a scar. It’s important to properly take care of scars, to reduce the risk of infection and to help it fully heal. As mentioned, […]

One of my Favourite Success Stories

Our Physiotherapist and Bio-Mechanist Mr Terry Hallett has had the pleasure of helping thousands of people to recover from various problems in their feet, but one of his best success stories to date is that of a young local dancer, Ryan Pellett. Back in 2006 Ryan, who was a member of Freestyle Dance Academy and a football player for Worthing […]

Prevent Hip, Knee and Back Pain!

It is estimated that one in five UK adults suffer with flat feet, although many may not be aware of it. What many people are also unaware of is that if left untreated, this can lead to serious damage to the knees, hips, back and shoulders.   Most of the […]

Plantar Fasciitis- 5 Ways to Relieve the Pain.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?   It’s a disorder that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot- it’s something that lots of people suffer with at some point in their life. The pain in the foot is usually worse after a period of inactivity, especially the first few […]

Winter is Just Around the Corner!

It’s confirmed- dark mornings, cold evenings, and greyness in the air that tells us winter is just around the corner. You know what that means- time to put the flip flops away until next year and get those boots on! Personally as much as I love my flip flops, (they […]