Podiatry and foot care - what we do

Specialist foot care

In addition to basic nail and foot care, podiatrists diagnose and treat many other foot and lower limb conditions. We offer specialist advice and treatments for foot problems throughout life, from childhood through to the elderly.

Foot checkup

Assessing the position and function of the foot helps us to diagnose lower limb problems.

Using our anatomical and biomechanical knowledge we can assess and supply orthoses (specialist insoles) to realign the foot and leg and help improve the function of the foot. Even the smallest adjustment can help with knee, hip and back pain. We perform minor nail surgery using local anaesthetics - usually for the removal of troublesome ingrowing toe nails.

With our medical and pharmacological training we are able to monitor and provide preventative foot care for patients with specific conditions such as Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, circulation problems.

Heel pain and 'ball of foot' pain are common conditions with a variety of causes. We can help identify the cause and offer relevant treatment. So, whether you are having trouble cutting your nails, have painful feet, or just need some advice, we can help you.

Verruca treatment

A verruca is a wart that occurs on the foot as the result of an infection from the Human Papilloma virus. They often have the appearance similar to that of a small cauliflower that may have black dots within it due to tiny blood vessels.

Verrucae are harmless but can cause discomfort when they are situated on a weight bearing part of the foot especially if hard skin (callus) develops over the top of it.

Although there are a variety of treatments currently available, there is no guarantee of success. Current treatments are intended to stimulate the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and eliminate it. Recent evidence indicates that in many cases, most verrucae will disappear in under 2 years as a part of the body’s natural immune response.

If you think you have verrucae and are concerned or experiencing pain, please contact us to make an appointment to discuss the most suitable treatment plan.

Please check with your doctor, pharmacist or podiatrist before self-treatment if you have any medical conditions, which may affect your feet such as diabetes, poor circulation or pregnancy.