FootNotes @ Northgate Podiatry

This page contains information about the products that we sell, advice on purchasing footwear and where to find more information about foot problems.

Footcare Products Available from Northgate Podiatry

  • Ureka Footcare Products.

    Ureka 10% Urea Footcare Cream is a soothing foot care creeam formulate for the sppecial care of dry skin.. It contains Urea (10%), which is a natural body moisturiser - and it really works. Our patients love it, and come back for more time after time. 5.50 for 100ml

  • Prolyne Technogel Products

    Prolyne Pressure Protection Padsalliviate pressure and friction on any part of the foot. It is an advanced self-adhesive soft gel which adaptes to skin contours. 8.95 each

  • Orthotics

    We have access to a wide range of orthotics from a wide range of suppliers. These include Langer based here in the UK and ICB, both of which we can fit directly on your feet - no waiting for custom made orthoses to be sent away for manufacture. Between them, they provide us with an orthotes that cover 90% of our needs. They are a reasonably rigid material, which is what you require to control how your foot functions as it hits the ground. They are extremely good value at 76.00 including fitting. Compare that to custom-made orthotics prices! Plus, they can be adjusted infinitely (by us for free).

  • Latex Gloves

    A strange item for us to sell I know. But a number of our patients had been asking if they could buy a box from us for various reasons - jobs round the house, gardening, etc. They are a medical quality, textured to improve grip, unpowdered and last quite a long time. They come in a box of 100, and cost 5.99.

Advice on purchasing Footwear

  • If you have never been to one before, make an appointment with a Health Care Professions Registered (HCPC) Chiropodist/ Podiatrist and let them check out your feet. They'll ask about your work and or lifestyle and give you pointers to look for when choosing styles of shoes.

  • This applies particularly to sports shoes. There are such a plethera of trainers, it can be difficult to know which one is best for the sport that you participate in.

  • Be aware of any problems that you have with your feet, and don't buy shoes that you know make them worse! Common sense I know, but you would be surprised at the number of people that come to us, knowing that the shoes they are wearing are making their feet worse.

    Having said that, shoes don't cause the problems, they merely aggrevate underlying problems. This takes me back to the first point of consulting a professional for advice!

  • Choose footwear that is appropriate for your needs.

  • Try and buy shoes from shops that have trained fitters. Fitting shoes is a skilled job that shouldn't be just for children's shoes.

Where to find more advice about feet

  • There are many sites on the internet where you can find more information about foot problems. We are both members of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. They have a site that members of the public would, I think find really useful. Feet for Life is the site. Click on the link to go directly to it. You can also contact them at:

    The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
    1 Fellmongers Path
    Tower Bridge Road
    London SE1 3LY
    Tel: 020 7234 8620
    Fax: 020 7234 8621
    Email (general enquiries): enq@scpod.org

    If you live in the UK they have a service called "find a local Chiropodist". There also pages relating to advice for Diabetics, Foot Health Information and frequently asked questions with answers. Plus if you are interested in a career in Podiatry, there is information on that too.

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