Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.
Podiatrists can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:
Foot, ankle and heel problems can also be treated such as plantar fascilitis, bursitis, tendinitis and diabetic foot ulcers.
Orthotics can be made which are custom made foot insert supports designed to fit your feet which balance biomechanical inadequacies which can cause painful feet, legs, ankles, heels and knees. Both off the shelf as well as bespoke inserts are available to help stabilise the foot.
Biomechanics examines the manner in which feet function during weight bearing and non-weight bearing activities as well as during gait. Biomechanical assessment checks could ascertain the cause of aching feet and painful lower limb problems which are often due to misalignment of the soft tissue and joints in the foot structure, and negative (vulgus) heel strike, which can lead to aches, pains, sprains, over pronation (arch collapse), and also sports related overuse injuries. This in turn can affect posture and gait, as every step we take impacts upwards through the body.
Total or partial nail removal with phenolisation including two follow up appointments, a dressing bag and shower boot is available as well as partial removal of nail with local anesthetic
The Pronto service offers a 20 minute appointment for nail care or the treatment of a single problem area for example a corn. (Note: the Pronto service is only offered to patients who have completed a First Visit Assessment)