Chiropody & Podiatry Problems
Ingrowing toe nails are a common foot complaint and can affect people in all age groups. Sometimes people mistake an ingrowing toe nail for an involuted nail. They are not the same thing. Involuted nails curl into the sides and can be painful but have not broken the skin. They become ingrowing once the skin has been broken.
The main causes of ingrowing toe nails are poor nail cutting technique and “picking”. Tight shoes don’t help the problem but a sudden trauma to the nail can cause an ingrowing toe nail to start developing.
With an initial consultation, I can help diagnose the problem and sometimes help treat the problem without the need for nail surgery. Sometimes nail surgery is the only option and I will discuss this with you at your appointment.
Foot pain can often affect our daily activities like walking the dog, training or playing golf. It can even affect us emotionally.
It is essential to find out what is going on before deciding on the most appropriate action. I can help assess, diagnose, treat and when necessary, refer you for further investigation.
Don't keep ignoring your foot pain in the hope that "it'll just go away". Contact us to book an assessment.
Heel pain is a common occurrence and in most cases the pain is caused by some form of mechanical injury caused by small repetitive injuries that occur at a rate faster than the body can heal them.
The heel is a specialised part of the body designed to absorb the impact of your body weight when walking, running or undertaking any other form of physical exertion or weight bearing exercise. When pain does develop, it can be very disabling, making every step a problem which in turn affects your overall posture
There are various types of heel pain and the more common ones include:
Heel spurs (plantar fasciitis)
Heel bursitis (subcalcaneal bursitis)
Get your foot problem diagnosed and treated quickly
Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct person to person contact.
Verrucas are normally treated using acid based treatments available from your local pharmacy. However, if you feel you are not having any luck with these treatments, then you might want to consider Cryotherapy or Needling.
Cryotherapy involves freezing the verruca with nitrous oxide gas. Needling is a “multiple puncture” technique carried out under a Local Anaesthetic.
Are you suffering from a fungal infection in your feet?
Fungal infections of the nail will appear discoloured, thickened and brittle. The nail can appear white, yellow, brown and even green!
I have developed an advanced therapy for treating fungal nail infections. Following an in depth medical assessment, I will carry out a treatment that will gradually treat the fungal nail infection.
Treating fungal infections of the nail can be a long drawn out process with limited success. It’s important that you get the correct advice so Get In Touch Now.
Cracked heels are something we have either experienced directly ourselves or we notice on other people if you walk behind them!
The main reason we develop this problem is through a lack of hydration in the skin on our feet. There are also other factors involved in the cause of cracked heels, including body weight and hard soled shoes.
Quite often cracked heels are accompanied by callus around the heel so it helps to have the callus removed first, followed by treatment with heel balm.