This treatment is ideal for everyone, and includes a warm and relaxing footbath and a full vascular check. Your nails trimmed, reshaped and cleaned. Any hard skin and corns will be reduced. The Podiatrist will give you podiatric advice relating to the status of your feet. The appointment concludes with a foot massage that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and revitalised. The complete appointment will take about 30 minutes.
This appointment is for people with an acute problem which requires immediate attention such as an in-growing toenail, painful corn or foreign body in the foot.
Diabetic Annual Review
The vascular and neurological status of the feet are assessed and podiatric advice will be given for your specific needs. It is strongly recommended that diabetic patients have an annual podiatric review.
Multiple micro holes are drilled into the nail plate and an antifungal solution is transported to the area of the infection, to bring about resolution of the infection.
Daily application of the antifungal solution is required for at least 6 months and it may be much longer whilst it stops the spread of the fungus and the damaged nail grows out. As the nail is dead you can not feel the holes being made. Review appointments are required every 6-8 weeks.
The treatment involves assessing the lesion to ensure that it is a verruca(e) and
debriding all of the surrounding callus. If the patient is suitable and meets all of our assessment criteria, then liquid nitrogen can be used to freeze the tissue.
This stimulates the body's natural defences to combat the virus responsible for the verruca(e). Several treatments are often required to bring about healing.
From this assessment the Podiatrist may be able to find contributory factors relating to lower limbs which can result in lower back, knee and foot pain. The treatment options for these conditions will be discussed in detail. Treatments can include general advice, footwear advice or modification, and the prescription of standard or custom made orthotics. (See the next service box) A Biomechanical Assessment appointment lasts around 60 minutes.
Following a thorough examination the Podiatrist may suggest that Orthotic therapy may be beneficial to you as a treatment option. The different treatment options can be from something temporary to something more permanent will be discussed as will the prices involved.
In the case of orthotic management a series of follow up appointments are required as the orthotic devices will need to be gradually worn in to produce the best results.
Nail Surgery is the permanent removal of part (partial) or all (total) of a problematic toenail. This is a minor surgical procedure, carried out under strict clinical guidelines which initially involves the injection of plain
local anaesthetic into the toe. The chemical phenol is applied to the growing area which prevents the regrowth of the nail. Before Nail Surgery can be booked a pre-operative assessment must be carried out. The nail surgery price is for the package of care associated with the surgical procedure.
This service is led by the Assistant Practitioners, under the guidance of the Podiatrists. It is for patients with simple straightforward toenails which they are finding difficult to manage. Initially patients have to have a Standard Podiatry treatment with one of the Podiatrists to ensure
suitability for the Assistant Practitioner to carry out the appointment. Following that there is an annual review with a Podiatrist to review and re-check suitability.
This service is carried out by the Assistant Practitioners. Following assessment to make sure that you are suitable for this appointment you will have a warm footbath and exfoliation of the feet. A half foot and leg massage will follow which will leave you relaxed and refreshed. The benefits of massage are to lessen depression and anxiety, to promote tissue regeneration, reduce swelling and improve lymphatic drainage. The appointment lasts 30 minutes.