The initial consultation will entail taking a general medical history, a full history of the presenting complaint and examination of the feet and lower limbs including a neurological and vascular assessments, followed by a routine consultation.
Follow up appointments will entail a short discussion to make sure of any changes in either your medical history or presenting complaint and then a treatment will be carried out.
Nail Cutting Service
Do you need a low cost solution for nail care - register for our Nail Cutting Service as follows:
Make an initial consultation appointment with one of our HCPC Registered Podiatrists who will conduct a Foot Health Check and provide any required treatment.
Upon completion of a Foot Health Check you may qualify for our Nail Cutting service.
If accepted for this service a return date will be advised within 12 weeks.
After 18 months you will need another standard routine appointment so our Podiatrist can assess whether there have been any changes in your foot health.
This treatment begins with a relaxing foot bath, then includes all nail care and the removal of all hard skin and corns. The podiatrist will provide any relevant foot health advice and discuss any concerns you may have regarding the health of your feet and legs. The treatment is then completed with the application of a moisturiser to your feet.
This appointment can also be booked to discuss any other foot problems/concerns you may have including foot or leg pain, verrucae and resulting treatment options we can provide for you.
If diabetic, a diabetes review will be conducted at appropriate times as required.
Ingrown/Involuted Toenails - Nail Surgery
Ingrowing/Involuted toenails are extremely painful and can be treated regularly with routine treatment to encourage the nail to grow healthily.
However when the problem persists and regular treatment proves ineffective, it is often more cost effective to have part or the whole of the nail removed. This is achieved under local anaesthetic where a chemical (phenol) is then applied to the nail matrix to attempt to prevent the problem from re-occuring.
This treatment includes dressings and review/redressing appointments. Cost is dependent on surgery needed
Biomechanical Assessment (Musculoskeletal/Lower Limb Function)
Podiatry is becoming more and more advanced with biomechanics and the assessment and treatment of how people walk and run.
Traditionally if a foot appeared flat then arch supports were used to help lift the foot. Modern techniques have significantly moved on from this. We now look at what the foot is doing and also at how the entire lower limb functions.
Biomechanical problems are not just applicable to the sports men and women; long term chronic lower limb pain can be attributable to poor biomechanical function.