Podiatry

Podiatry

A generalist Podiatrist is trained to treat not only common conditions such as hard skin, in-growing toenails, Verruca Pedis and Athletes foot but we also have expert knowledge in bio-mechanics ( foot function) and a wide knowledge of many general medical conditions that have effects on the feet and lower limb in general. We do not treat the foot in isolation to the rest of the body.

Ingrowing Toenails

Although these can be very painful with the correct treatment great relief can be effected. Conservative treatment can make the patient be more comfortable. Nail cutting advice will also be given.

Hard Skin /Corns

Probably the most common reason for foot discomfort is the build up of thickened skin on the foot. This can easily be reduced by a competent clinician, who can also give advice on controlling the build up. In most cases it is a straightforward matter of careful removal and advice with regard to footwear that can provide a significant improvement in comfort.

Verrucae

The Treatment of verrucae usually requires a short intensive course of treatment to eradicate the virus. Early diagnosis and an appropriate treatment regime produces the quickest results, but as it is viral there are no guarantees of a cure.

Diabetes

If you are a diabetic either type 1 or 2 you should take particular care of your feet and a Podiatrist is fully trained to give you that care. Annual foot checks are advisable, and routine foot and nail care is also available.

 

Cracked Heels

Cracks in the skin on the heels. Caused by thickened skin and weight bearing, often associated with open back shoes and sandals. Can take time to resolve, but cracks can be debrided to help.

Foot/Heel Pain

Cracks in the skin on the heels. Caused by thickened skin and weight bearing, often associated with open back shoes and sandals. Can take time to resolve, but cracks can be debrided to

Ageing Feet

As we age, we naturally develop more problems with our feet due to normal daily wear and tear of joints, but also because the skin starts to become thin and loses its elasticity, as well as being dry and much more fragile.

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common occurrence and in most cases the pain is caused by some form of mechanical injury caused by small repetitive injuries that occur at a rate faster than the body can heal them.

Heel pain can also be caused by lower back problems or inflammatory joint conditions.

Orthotics/Biomechanics

Haven’t put anything in here yet as not sure what custom insoles I can offer as yet.

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