Interesting historical foot facts

Foot care has played an important part of health and well being through the ages in all sorts of cultures – here are just a few examples …

  • The work of Chiropodists/Podiatrists, at first called ‘corn cutters’, can be traced back to the seventeenth century.
  • From an examination of the foot in the Pharaonic Egypt, the foot appears to have been a key symbol in ancient Egypt. A stylised foot represents the letter ‘b’ in the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet.
  • Several relief carvings show people rubbing or attending their feet. In addition, during the process of mummification, great care was taken over the feet and toes, as with the rest of the body.
  • In royal burials, particularly mummy’s toes could be wrapped individually and covered over with golden toe caps (the mummy of Tutankhamen was an example of this) Sue Hardman MA Podiatry Now Dec 2010.

Here we are now in the twenty first century and we may not be burying our dead with their golden toe caps!! But as a profession we are still very much interested in the care of all foot conditions including ingrown toe nails, corns, and callused heel pain associated ankle, knee, hip and back pain.

Therefore to avoid the need for walking sticks like poor old Tutankhamen, do visit the Podiatry team at Lucks Yard for a thorough advice and treatment for yourself or any family member.

Please feel free to make use of our gift vouchers so someone can have a special gift for the New Year to ensure a comfortable start to the New Year!!! Don’t forget our £5 referral loyalty card if you introduce someone to the Podiatry team!!!

Please contact the reception on 01483 527945 for further information.

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