Includes an initial assessment of your foot structure and identifies any parts of the feet which may become problematic.
All nails are tidied and shaped with the treatment of common nail problems;
ingrown nail (with local anaesthetic if necessary).
Any hard skin will be gently reduced and corns removed. Advice will be given on how to prevent future problems.
You will be advised as to whether continued routine footcare is the best treatment plan for your feet.
Verrucae are one of the most common foot problems among children and adults. In all cases, it is necessary to attend for an initial consultation where the severity of the verrucae are assessed to determine the most appropriate treatment.
Our podiatrists can remove overlying hardened skin to relieve discomfort. You will then be advised as to whether a course of treatments would help in reducing the verrucae.
We generally advise a course of treatment with a strong acid such as salicylic acid or cryotherapy such as liquid nitrogen.
If this is the case, most patients attend on a weekly-fortnightly basis to ensure effective results from the treatment.
If you have a more persistent verruca which has been resistent to other therapies, we can also offer needling or electrosugery.
foot treatment & screening
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is possible that you could develop complications in your feet. We carry out checks to reduce the risk of these complications by assessing your foot health eg blood supply, sensation, and deformity.
Making a regular appointment with your podiatrist can be a positive way to ensure good diabetic foot health. You will be given advice on daily foot care to further reduce the risk of problems arising.
Currently, Diabetes UK is raising awareness of the importance of foot care and have produced an excellent tool for patients or carers called 'Touch the toes test'. Further advice is also available from the Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.
We encourage most patients to attend our clinics as we feel this is where we are able to give the most comprehensive treatment. However we offer house visits to our patients who are unable to attend one of our clinics.
We are able to visit you at your home, nursing home or in hospital if required. Please call to arrange an appointment.