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Groom your feet for flip-flops

The Society of Chiropodists' Mr Ahmed points out how to leave your trotters smelling less like rendered horsemeat...

The Society of Chiropodists' Mr Ahmed points out how to leave your trotters smelling less like rendered horsemeat.

1.Avoid synthetic socks
2.Dry your feet thoroughly after showers
3.Cut your toe nails regularly
4.Or, if you have an aesthetically abhorrent, African elephant style build up of dead skin around your heels, you'll require a 'medical pedicure', costing around £50. Dead skin is hacked off, and then your toes are sandblasted. A bit like Jim Carrey's feet in Dumb and Dumber.
Visit feet4lifeuk.com for more foot-focused info.

Aug 2009
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Ladies and Gentlemens Favourites

Venetia van Kuffler sources the ultimate in wellness, health and style for both men and women...

Ladies and Gentlemens Favourites

February 2010

The feet can easily be forgotten when taking care of the body, especially during the winter months. Enter the medical pedicure at Feet for Life conducted by a state registered podiatrist and chiropodist Junaid Ahmed. With his scalpel (don't be alarmed!) , Dr Ahmed expertly and painlessly slices away all dry, cracked skin from feet. Toes are then sandblasted, and the treatment ends with a relaxing foot massage. Feet are left groomed, without any hard skin, with toe nails buffed and shined to perfection.

Feet for life is an acclaimed clinic that has been established for 15 years and offers a full range of traditional treatments as well as the latest innovations in foot care for both men and women. There's even an in-house surgeon for more complicated procedures such as bunion removal or flat foot construction. It's no wonder Royal families from around the world (the UK included) are devotees of Feet for Life.
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Four City A.M. girls go in serach of Londons best pedicure

Four City A.M. girls go in serach of Londons best pedicure.....

Four City A.M. girls go in serach of Londons best pedicure
CITY A.M. Thursday 26th July 2007

THE TREATMENT: THE MEDICAL PEDICURE AT FEET FOR LIFE, WWW.FEET4LIFEUK.COM
THE EXPERIENCE: My feet are in need of some serious work- we are talking blisters, calluses and cracked heels- so no namby-pamby pedicure is going to make much difference. Enter the medical pedicure. Podiatrist Junaid Ahmed (Known as Jay) wins me over by telling me there is nothing much wrong with my feet.
Niceties over, he gets to work...with his scalpel. As Jay delicately and painlessly slices away all the dry, cracked skin from my feet, I lie back in the comfy chair and relax as he tells me about some of his more famous customers.
After the scalpel action, Jay goes to work on my toenails, to buff and shine them back to their natural state. He then sands the skin from my feet and this is followed by a relaxing foot massage.
THE RESULTS: Forty-five minutes later, my heels were no longer cracked, the hard skin was gone and yes, my nails were back to their natural state- only better
THE VERDICT: Put simply, I didnt realise my feet could look or feel this good and a week later they're still going strong!

Ainsley Thomson
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No mean feet: Give your toes the perfect pedicure

As summer demands we expose our much-abused feet, we reveal how five of the best podiatrists treat common problems and find out where to go for the perfect pedicure.

As summer demands we expose our much-abused feet, we reveal how five of Londons best podiatrists treat common problems...

JUNAID AHMED
A state registered podiatrist and chiropodist who specialises in biomechanics (looking at the way we walk and run) and podopediatrics (childrens feet). He does everything from treating minor foot ailments to actual surgery.
The Problem: Fungal nail infection
The Cause: Fungal nail infections (onychomycosis) occurs when the fungus invades the skin beneath the nail itself. Once there, it feeds on dead skin cells and starts to grow. Fungal nail infections affect almost five per cent of the UK population. Most types of infection are harmless but generally thrive on warm, dark, moist conditions and may be caused by trauma to the nail, inflammation from an ingrowing toenail or untreated athletes foot.

The Treatment: Proper hygiene habits are a good means of prevention. Your Podiatrist can routinely cut out the nail fungus and clipping can be sent for microbiology to identify the exact type of fungus. Infections are best treated with antifungal tablets such as Terbinafine, and/or topical lacquers such as Amorolfine or Tioconazole for a few months. They can also do a homeopathic treatment using marigold therapy that involves applying a special cultured marigold plant extract onto the nail on a weekly basis.
Ouch factor: In severe cases, they surgically remove the nail, but this is always done under a local anaesthetic. A course of anti-fungal medication follows while the nail grows back.
Price and contact: Medical Pedicure, £50 (medicines are extra)

Feet for Life, 18 Wimpole Street, W1
(www.feet4lifeuk.com)