Regular maintenance and monitoring of your feet is essential to identify, prevent and manage any problems that may occur. This is increasingly important with age and vital for anyone with diabetes, circulatory problems or reduced sensation.
✓ Complete, thorough assessments
✓ Monitor potential problems
✓ Immediate benefits
✓ More comfort, easier movement
All problematic or unsightly hard skin can be tidied up, and we can advise on ongoing clinical and at-home management strategies. Where appropriate, we are also experts at identifying the difference between standard wear and tear, and an actual pathology.
The dermatological training a podiatrist receives is actually more in depth than that provided to GPs, so we are in an excellent position to provide accurate identification of fungal infections and various treatment options.
Warts are historically painful and difficult to treat. We use an evidence-based treatment to deal with them, working with you to achieve the best result with the least pain.
Ingrown nails are painful, and in some instances can lead to dangerous bacterial infections. We can provide advice on self-management, clinical maintenance or permanent solutions.
Whether it’s due to age, mobility, nail deformity or risk factors, simple nail trimming isn’t always simple. Podiatrists are qualified experts, and ensure that this simple job doesn’t create nightmares.
Callous that becomes too dry to follow the natural movement of the underlying tissue will crack under the strain. If this cracking goes the full thickness of the skin into the flesh below, not only is it painful, but it can lead to dangerous infections, especially for somebody with a poor immune system, poor circulation or diabetes.
Throughout a general treatment, our podiatrists will only use surgically sterile or single-use instruments to maintain the highest standard of infection control. They’ll also keep an eye out for any other problems that may be evident – are your feet unusually swollen? Is there an odd skin lesion? Is that arthritis in that toe?
In a general treatment, our podiatrists will take the time to do a gentle, thorough job. They’ll work with you to discuss your foot concerns or problems, and the options for your treatment. While the order in which each podiatrist operates will vary, their service will likely include the following:
While it’s recommended that most people get their feet checked every 6 to 8 weeks, general foot care requirements vary from person to person. Some need lots of attention while others only need to be seen a few times a year.