Your initial appointment will include the podiatrist / chiropodist assessing your foot problem, leading to a diagnosis and future care plan. Information about your general health such as medication taken (prescription list) is important for the podiatrist, as many health problems can be reflected in the feet.
Your initial appointment lasts up to 45 minutes and includes treatment with advice, guidance and support.
Treatments are offered through a Clinic Service.
A vascular and neurological assessment of the foot is conducted to determine foot health status and the information is then used to tailor a foot care package to your specific needs.
This is a simple procedure conducted under local anaesthetic involving permanent removal of all or part of a nail for an effective solution to problem ingrowing, misshapen and fungal nails. One follow-up redressing appointment is included.
Verrucae are viruses, the immune system needs to act to resolve them. Sometimes this will happen without any treatment. If treatment is wanted the aim is to destroy the infected tissue and / or bring about an immune response.
This is a procedure carried out under local anaesthetic and the lesion 'needled' to help stimulate the immune system to try and resolve the verrucae.
Foot, knee, hip and leg pain can be due to poor alignment of the lower limb. A biomechanical assessment involves looking at the mechanical functioning of the lower limb, including gait analysis, to determine the cause of pain and devise an appropriate treatment plan.
Injection therapy can be used to supplement a treatment plan. Corticosteroids can be
injected to reduce inflammation and provide pain relief.