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This is a very exciting week for Stride Clinic and Age UK Cheshire.  
 
Age UK is the UK’s largest charity for older people and they are determined to keep the over 50’s on their feet. Cutbacks in the NHS mean that basic foot care and toenail cutting services are no longer accessible to many and Age UK Cheshire are aware that this can cause older people to become isolated due to the problems associated with painful long nails and untreated foot problems. 
 
It is so important that footcare is carried out by a HCPC registered podiatrist or assistant practitioner and to this end Stride Clinic and Age UK Cheshire have developed a basic footcare and toenail cutting service that is affordable and accessible within the Age UK Cheshire Northwich Community Centre. 
Many people have lost or damaged toenails and this can be unsightly and embarrassing. There are a variety of causes. 
 
• Missing due to nail surgery 
• Damaged through fungal nail infection 
• Missing due to trauma 
• Missing or incomplete due to nail pathology 
• Damaged through medication 
 
The first picture here is from a female patient (permission granted). Three and a half years ago a horse stood on her right big toe causing a lot of trauma resulting in the nail coming off completely. 
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