Services we provide

Podiatry Service

Conditions

Our Podiatrist treats a whole host of foot problems, some of which include:

  • Corns & Callus
  • Verrucae
  • Painful/stiff Joints
  • Chillblains
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Skin Conditions
  • Flat Feet
  • Bunions
  • Ageing Feet
  • Gout
  • Heel Pain
  • Forefoot pain
  • Toe deformities
  • Ingrowing Nails
  • Fungal Nails
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Thickened nails
  • Blisters
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Nail Surgery

Ingrowing toe nails are usually very painful and can often become infected and more problematic without treatment. Sometimes these problems can be solved through regular Podiatry appointments, however in chronic cases further action may be needed.
Nail surgery is a minor operation performed under local anaesthetic to remove part or the whole of a problematic and, or painful nail. We often do not have to take a whole nail away, just the section that is causing pain, we then apply a chemical called Phenol in attempt to stop the problematic section of nail growing back. Most patients can attend work or school the following day but will be asked to refrain from sports, swimming and tight footwear until the toe is healed.
Full recovery can usually take between 6 to 8 weeks, during that time we monitor the healing and assist you with a dressing regime. All details will be discussed with you during your consultation, please contact the practice for further information.

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Lacuna Method

The Lacuna Method is becoming a popular treatment for fungal nails due to its simplicity, low cost and positive results. The treatment involves painlessly drilling small, circular holes within the nail plate. You will then be asked to spray an anti-fungal every day; the perforated nail plate allows the medication to penetrate the nail and the nail bed. The treatment process is repeated between every six to eight weeks until the nail grows clear of infection.

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Verruca Needling

Verruca’s are a notorious source of frustration for both Podiatrist and patient due to their unpredictable response to treatment. Some Verruca’s resolve after a couple of treatments and some do not respond at all. Verruca Needling, also known as Falknor’s needling is the repetitive puncturing of the Verruca with a needle, under local anaesthetic. It is an excellent treatment alternative when all other treatments have failed. Within your first consultation our Podiatrist will talk about the treatment options that are available to you.

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Insole & Orthotic Prescriptions

Orthotics, also known as insoles are prescribed to control foot posture, movement and alter forces acting upon the foot. Within the clinic we use a range of insoles to suit every foot shape, for every activity level, on every budget. They are prescribed following a thorough assessment of your symptoms and examination of your foot and leg. Podiatrists are experts in the anatomy and function of the foot and prescribe insoles with the utmost care and consideration.

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Sports Taping

We use tape to support a painful area or to minimise a movement that has become painful. A variety of tape is used depending on your symptoms. We tape for Plantar Fasciitis, Tendinopathies, Achilles Pain, Ankle Sprains and many more foot and ankle problems. In most cases taping can be very helpful and used alongside other treatments can facilitate rehabilitation and recovery.

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Diabetic Check-ups

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, it is essential to maintain good foot health to minimise adverse complications that are often associated with Diabetes.
The National Institue of Clincical Excellence suggests a foot check when you are first diagnosed and every year following that. If you are considered ‘increased’ or ‘high’ risk we would suggest more frequent foot checks. If you are unsure how often your feet should be checked by a medical professional ask your diabetic nurse or your local Podiatrist. If you have a problem with one or both of your feet see your Doctor or your Podiatrist as soon as you possibly can for advice and treatment.
Podiatrists can carry out your diabetic foot check, the aim is to detect early complications in the legs and feet i.e. sensation, circulation, changes to shape and skin. Our Podiatrist can help you to understand your risk factors and work with you to help keep you and your feet happy and healthy.

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