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Keeping Your Feet Healthy This Summer

Certain foot issues tend to be worse during the hot, humid summers in Shanghai, including: Fissures (small cracks in the skin on the heels and toes), exacerbated by wearing open shoes in the dusty, polluted environment of Shanghai Fungus (toenail and “athlete’s foot”): nail fungus can appear as thickening or discoloration of the nail (if you aren’t sure have it evaluated, since normal aging and other issues can appear similar),...

Shockwave Therapy: Effective Pain Relief and Healing

Shockwave therapy offers effective, long-lasting treatment for certain chronic soft tissue issues and pain. Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to the affected spots. The energy promotes tissue regeneration and cell growth and helps reduce pain and increase mobility. It uses a direct transfer of energy around the area of inflammation or trigger point. Indications for Shockwave Therapy Radial/ulnar epicondylitis Calcific tendonitis of shoulder/general shoulder problems (frozen shoulders) ...

Liquid Nitrogen Treatment for Warts Now Available at Body & Soul

Freeze Off Warts with Cryotherapy Warts sometimes go away on their own, but it can take years. A better option is to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist or podiatrist (foot doctor) to get rid of warts and lower the chances they will spread to other parts of the body. Body & Soul now offers cryotherapy, an easy, convenient process to tackle this problem. We sat down with our dermatologist, Dr....

Orthotics: A Solution for Many Common Pains

What are orthotics? An orthotic device is an insert placed in the shoes, under the feet, to correct foot posture. Most people have a natural foot posture, which is not always efficient. For example, they may have flat feet, meaning they tend to be pronated. Or, they may have high-arched feet. Shoes are very generic and don’t account for these differences. Different brands also vary in fit and can work better for...

Spring Foot Health: Put Your Best Foot Forward

The colder weather is quickly becoming a distant memory. As the warmer months kick in, we find ourselves coming out of our self-induced winter cocoons to partake in the fun and socialising that comes with Shanghai’s summer. With a change of season comes a change in the types of problems that podiatrists see on a regular basis. Following are a few of the common ones, with some easy pointers to...

Winter Foot Care

POOR FOOTWEAR The winter months in Shanghai may encourage us to opt for warmth over support in order to get through the cold. Those sheep-skin lined boots will keep the toes warm, but may not be the best solution for walking long distances on the hard, unforgiving streets of Shanghai. In addition, the landmark holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, calendar New Year, and Chinese New Year falling in quick succession means our social...

Meet our new Podiatrist Scott Blake!

Body & Soul: What brought you to Shanghai and Body & Soul? Scott: I came to Shanghai with my partner who had a career opportunity here. I was fortunate enough to find Body & Soul and connect with the previous podiatrist, Vaishali Patel, who was preparing to leave. It was wonderful to be able to come in and fill the needs of the patients she had been helping. I look forward...

Keeping Your Feet Healthy This Summer

Certain foot issues tend to be worse during the hot, humid summers in Shanghai, including: Fissures (small cracks in the skin on the heels and toes), exacerbated by wearing open shoes in the dusty, polluted environment of Shanghai Fungus (toenail and “athlete’s foot”): nail fungus can appear as thickening or discoloration of the nail (if you aren’t sure have it evaluated, since normal aging and other issues can appear similar),...