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Footcare

Footcare

Foot healthcare practitioners specialise in treating the foot. This entails making sure the skin, nails and bones of the foot stay healthy and comfortable. This can involve simple things like specific footwear advice, different lacing techniques, or advice on self-care, for instance moisturising (which ones to use and when/where) nail cutting or hard skin (callus) management.

Services offered include:

  • Nail cutting, nail clearing, nail filing
  • Cutting and clearing of fungal nails
  • Ingrown toenail cutting
  • Callus debridement
  • Fissure debridement
  • Corn enucleation
  • Verruca treatment with salicylic acid  
  • Wound dressing
  • Ottoform Prop making (to reduce pressure by other toes and avoid further interdigital corns)
  • Diabetic sensory testing
  • Some basic dermatology assessment (for cases of cellulitis/ eczema/ psoriasis/ vasculitis/ Xanthomas chilblains/ vitiligo/ impetigo)

We have expertise in medical conditions that can affect the foot, like diabetes for example, and can provide screening and advice, as well as management, to help keep the feet healthy.

We have special instruments to cut nails and use scalpel blades to remove corns or callus (don’t worry its usually painless!) We can also intervene in reducing pressure areas for patients. Insoles aren’t necessarily just for sports, an insole or padding may be used to offload a painful corn due to a bony prominence creating a pressure area. Or a special wedge may be used to reduce the build-up of a soft corn between toes.

Our fantastic team provide an excellent service for all your foot care needs. We also use specialist treatments such shockwave therapy, steroid injections, insole therapy in order to manage these foot and ankle conditions.

 

For further information on what we can do for you or someone you know, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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