Routine treatments usually include the removal of painful lesions such as corns and callus as well as nail care.
Toenails can become thickened becoming painful and difficult to manage. They can be treated to prevent discomfort by being thinned.
Corns and callus are a common problem that can be very painful. These can be treated and measures put in place to limit discomfort and to help prevent reoccurrence.
Bunions and Hammer toes can be extremely painful and can lead to callus and corns. They can often be treated without the need of considering surgery.
A Chiropodist will carefully cut back the offending piece of nail. Advice regarding suitable footwear, nail cutting and cleanliness will be provided by the Chiropodist to help prevent the problem from recurring. If the nail regularly becomes a problem then removal of part of the nail under local anesthetic may be required (nail surgery.)
There are many types of heel pain, each with different causes and sometimes requiring quite different forms of treatment.
Full advice given to treat as quickly and easily possible with recommended products, as well as information to prevent from re-occurring.
Overlying hard skin that may develop over the verrucae can be removed by a chiropodist to relieve discomfort. A chiropodist can advise on the appropriate management plan for your verrucae. Flip- flops or Verrucae socks are advisable to both prevent catching verrucae at the swimming pool and passing them on to others. Chemicals can be applied to the verrucae to help clear it, however if the verrucae is not causing a problem it is advisable to leave it untreated as the body’s immune system often recognizes and responds.
Advice can be given on tried and tested products and general advice.
If a problem is discovered during your biomechanical assessment, special made insoles to correct your walking may be recommended. Simple insoles are also available to redistribute pressure away from a painful lesion or provide padding, cushioning, or thermal properties for chilblains.
Advice on finding specific footwear for those who find it difficult to find shoes to accommodate problems such as bunions and clawed toes.
People with diabetes are at increased risk of poor circulation (Ischaemia) and a loss of sensation (Neuropathy), as well as having a higher risk of developing infections and decreased ability to clear infections. Therefore, people with diabetes are prone to frequent and often severe foot problems and a relatively high risk of infection and ulcers.
Education plays a vital role in diabetic foot care, including the importance of routine preventative podiatry care, and appropriate footwear. The person should check their feet every day and report any sores or cuts that do not heal, puffiness, swelling, and skin that feels hot to the touch.
An annual foot assessment is recommended to monitor these complications and help prevent any serious problems occurring. A diabetic assessment can be carried out in a chiropody treatment appointment. (Included in the treatment price).