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.
This treatment 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.
This treatment can only be performed in a clinical environment and can be arranged for you.
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.